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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE03120675, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LETTERE (Ord. 2012)
LE0598, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track LETTERE MODERNE [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination RUSSIAN LITERATURE
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge DONATELLA POSSAMAI L-LIN/21

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 POSSAMAI DONATELLA (Presidente)
CRIVELLER CLAUDIA (Membro Effettivo)
3 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 POSSAMAI DONATELLA (Presidente)
BENACCHIO ROSANNA (Membro Effettivo)
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 POSSAMAI DONATELLA (Presidente)
BENACCHIO ROSANNA (Membro Effettivo)

Course unit contents: The course aims to give some basic notions concerning the main aspects of Russian civilization, and to give a brief presentation of the country whose language the student wishes to learn. Through a periodization of the historical-cultural development of Russia, will be considered the key moments, using as a guide the various names that the East Slavic territories have taken over the centuries. The student will be guided to locate the most relevant phenomena (social, institutional, cultural, artistic and literary) which characterize Russia in its various stages, in order to acquire a set of basic knowledge.
The program covers the basics on the following topics: what is meant by the terms "Rus', Muscovy, Russian Empire, the circumstances of the Christianization of the East Slavic land, some features of literary culture in the "old Russia", Peter the Great and the opening to the West: the emergence of social and cultural institutions of the European type in eighteenth century; aspects of Russian literary civilization in the nineteenth century literature and society.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Carpi, Guido, Storia della letteratura russa da Pietro il Grande alla rivoluzione d'ottobre. Roma: Carocci, 2010. pp. 37-57 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Garzaniti, Marcello; Alberti, Alberto; Romoli, Francesca, Gli Slavi storia, culture e lingue dalle origini ai nostri giorni. Roma: Carocci, 2013. pp. 162-166; 171-180; 191-195; 229-252; 311-323. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Strada, Vittorio, EuroRussia letteratura e cultura da Pietro il Grande alla rivoluzione. Roma: Bari, GLF editori Laterza, 2005. pp. VII-XV, 17-33, 49-59 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Loman, Jurij, La struttura intellettuale della Figlia del capitano, in Lotman Ju. "Da Rousseau a Tolstoj". Bologna: Il Mulino, 1984. pp. 229-50 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Giusti, Wolfango, Tra Pietroburgo e Roma annotazioni su Gogol'. Firenze: Licosa, 1978. pp.3-44 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ferrazzi, Marialuisa, La prospettiva temporale nella "Smert' Ivana Il'iča" di Lev N. Tolstoj e nella "Krotkaja" di Fedor M. Dostoevskij. Firenze: L. S. Olschki, 1978. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Picchio, Riccardo, La letteratura russa antica. Firenze: Sansoni, Milano, Accademia, 1968. solo per non frequentanti Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kahn, A., History of Russian Literature. Oxford: --, 2018. ulteriori indicazioni sulle pagine verranno fornite a lezione Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Concept maps
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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