Course Code: MR511 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Philology - Masters • Field of study: Romanian literature and culture in European context
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: No Erasmus+ Language
Name of lecturer: Gabriela Chiciudean
Seminar tutor: Gabriela Chiciudean
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

The course aims to form abilities of research and developing a pertinent critical analysis

Course Entry Requirements:

N/A Bachelor’s degree

Course contents:

1. The theory of the imaginary, cross-disciplinary theory 2. Structure and methods. archetypal structures; myths and symbols 3. Social and cultural imaginary: collective memoryi; collective hopes; the fear and the sense of security; 4. Identity/ alterity; individual Self; 5. Phe power and centrality; revolt, uprising, revolution; totalitarian terror 6. Application text. The Imaginary’s social and cultural landmarks 7. Religious imaginary: religious/ irreligious; attitudes toward death; Inferno and Paradise 8. Chronotope: types of space; text space 9. Area house; objects system 10. The movement in the concrete espace; escape; utopia 11. Typef of time; past, present şi future; „taming” the future; „eternal comeback” 12 Application text. Cronotop landmarks

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification

Learning outcomes:

The course aims to initiate students into contemporary tendencies and problematic for poetics and literary criticism, orienting the study on three main levels: structure, specific and efficiency in the theoretical approach of the text; the contemporary state of development of the esthetical concepts, the literary theory and criticism; methodical tendencies

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 100%.

Recommended reading:

Philippe ARIÈS, mul în faţa morţii. I Vremea gisanţilor (Man in the Face of Death), Editura Meridiane , Bucureşti , 1996 , x
Jean BAUDRILLARD, Marc GUILLAUME, Figuri ale alterităţii (Radical Alterity), Editura Paralela 45 , Bucureşti, , 2002 , x
Bronislaw BACZKO, Les imaginaires sociaux. Mémoires et espoirs collectifs, Payot , Paris , 1984 , x
Émile DURKHEIM, Formele elementare ale vieţii religioase (The Elementary Forms of Religious Life), Editura Polirom , Iaşi , 1995 , x
Abraham MOLES, Élisabeth ROHMER, Psychologie de l’espace, Casterman , Belgiqueue , 1972