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Апрель

Comparative Aspects of the Study of Literature and Art

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 4 модуль

Преподаватели


Делазари Иван Андреевич

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Comparative Aspects of the Study of Literature and Art brings together a series of reflections on the relationship and cross-fertilization of literature, visual arts, and music. The course introduces students to the basics of intermedial analysis and shows the heterogeneity, comparability, and interconnectedness of the arts at different levels: from forms and techniques to ideas and themes, from common ancient roots to adaptability of the arts to social and geopolitical discourses.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course enables students to explore the rich variety of interrelationships between literature and the arts, learn about contemporary approaches to ‘reading’ and interpreting of the arts across media, and enhance their intermedial literacy.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students analyzes individual works of art from an intermedial and/or comparative perspectives, applies the accumulated knowledge of the English short story in individual research and college classroom contexts.
  • Students identify the transmedial features of film, opera, and other arts originating from and prototypal in literature.
  • Students reveal and explain the (audio)visual (e.g. cinematic, pictorial, musical) dimensions of literary texts.
  • Students engage in fluent written and oral professional interaction in English and build oral arguments in response to the intellectually challenging problems.
  • Students participate in guided discussions of fiction, art, literary/art/music criticism, and theory of intermediality.
  • Students embark on, complete, and present individual research mini-projects
  • Students write articulate and clear short texts in comparative and intermedial study of literature and arts.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Forms, devices, and techniques of literature and the arts
  • The world of words and music
  • Concepts that permeate literature and the arts
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation
    Participation comprises students’ asking and answering questions and taking part in the discussion. Each class is devoted to a specific topic. Students prepare the assigned readings to conduct an in-class discussion of the sources and on the issues scheduled for the correspondent date. The course instructor coordinates the discussion and evaluates each student’s participation and contribution.
  • non-blocking Presentation
    In the first week of the course, students sign up for presentations, which are based on their independent study of an artwork in the light of the relevant theoretical approaches and/or their independent research into the issue discussed in class.
  • non-blocking Quiz
    The quiz comprises 10 multiple choice questions based on the content of the lectures. It is conducted via Smart LMS within a week after the last lecture. Time limit – 10 minutes, 1 attempt. Students are allowed to use any extra sources, books, and web sites within the time limit.
  • non-blocking Exam
    On the scheduled examination date and at the appointed time, students log in to their Smart LMS accounts to write a 1 hour exam paper. The exam is a short 1.5 – 2-page essay (800-1500 words) on 1 of the 3-5 topics/questions given for the student’s choice. The exam is limited to 1 hour only from the moment the student opens the exam electronic form.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.29 * Participation + 0.32 * Exam + 0.1 * Quiz + 0.29 * Presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Damrosch, D. (2017). How to Read World Literature (Vol. Second edition). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1553409
  • Pizer, J. (2000). Goethe’s “World Literature” Paradigm and Contemporary Cultural Globalization. Comparative Literature, 52(3), 213. https://doi.org/10.1215/-52-3-213

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Wood, M., & Bermann, S. (2005). Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=305805