THEORY OF LITERATURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquiring an interpretive method to read the history of landscape in arts.
Developing an interdisciplinary methodology of study.
Shaping the capacity to read a theme, in theoretical as well as analytic terms
Course contents summary
Title of the course:
"Hard paths of the green": towards an interdisciplinary theory of landscape.
The course aims at studying the theory and history of such an important cultural theme as landscape, seen through a series of texts stemming from Romanticism, to end with Zanzotto. At a crossroads between arts and aesthetics, criticism and geography, architecture, cinema and drama, ours proves an ideal standpoint to promote the encounter of different areas of the human sciences, as well as to form an interdisciplinary approach towards literary theory.
Goethe, Le affinità elettive
Zola, Il ventre di Parigi
Zanzotto, testi selezionati
Istituzioni del paesaggio: G. Iacoli (a cura di), Discipline del paesaggio. Un laboratorio per le scienze umane, Mimesis, Milano 2012
We'll meet scholars from different areas of landscape studies
Assessment methods and criteria