Course Code: RE211 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
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: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

A good knowledge and understanding of the notion from the comparative literature field

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. The genesis of symbolic thought; myth and magical thinking; the genesis of the self; abstraction and intropatie. Language, symbol, myth (Durand, Ricoeur, Jung, Cassirer). 2. The metaphor (Ricoeur, Blaga, Frye). 3. Poetry, the experience of death and the journey of the soul 4. The major themes of the original lirics. Asiro-Babylonian poetry 5. The Egyptian book of Death, The dead book of Tibetan 6. The major themes of the original liric. The poetry of love (Sumer, Asiro-Babylonia, The Hebraic poetry) 7. The Psalms of David (the perfidy of language and the ruin of the divine project) 8. Greek poetry in the 7th century B.C. and 6th century B.C. (Crisis of the divine, metamorphose of the time, discovering quotidian). 9. Greek poetry in the 7th century B.C. and 6th century B.C. (Crisis of the divine, metamorphose of the time, discovering quotidian). 10. Orpheus and orphism 11. Latin liric (overtime of Hellenism, Horatius, Ovidius) 12. Latin liric (overtime of Hellenism, Catulus, Propertius 13. The Hellenistic poetry (poetics, the concept of Hellenism, Callimah, Teocrit) 14. The Christian mystic (patristic esthetics); The sources of the Christian mystical poetry, St. Simeon, St. Francisc, St. John)

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification

Learning outcomes:

1. Teaching students the concept of comparative 2. Teaching students the origin of symbolic thinking. 3.Approaches on the evolution of lyrics and its metamorphose

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 50%; continuous assessment – 50%.

Recommended reading:

Ernst Robert Curtius, Literatura europeanã şi Evul mediu latin (European literature and the latin middle ages), Ed. Univers,, Bucureşti, 1975, -.
Denis de Rougemont, Iubirea şi Occidentul (Love in the Western World), Ed. Univers,, Bucureşti, 1988, -.
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