Course Code: MR522 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
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: 48
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8

Course aims:

Forming research and practical abilities for a pertinent aesthetic appreciation
Initiation of students in the problem of literary aesthetics. Research directions: the structure, the specificity and the efficiency of the theoretical approach; the current state of the concepts of aesthetics, theory and literary criticism; methodological tendencies

Course Entry Requirements:

N/A Bachelor’s degree

Course contents:

1. Fundamental concepts in aesthetics: object, method, instruments. 2. Aesthetic analyse. Categories of aesthetics. 3. The aesthetic of receptivity: the creator and the art work; the public and the art work; The artist and the public; 4. The author: the relationship between the author and his literary work. 5. Literary work 6. The reader: reading, types of reader, receptivity. 7. Literary institutions: the press; the best-seller; material supports of writing.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification

Learning outcomes:

Initiating students into literary estetics, on three levels of study: structure, specificity and efficiency into theoretical approach; contemporary estetical concepts, literary theory and criticism; methodical tendencies

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

A two-hour written examination (50% of the final grade)Combined oral and paper, portfolio, project (25% + 25% of the final grade)

Recommended reading:

M. Bahtin, Probleme de literatură şi estetică (Questions of Literature and Aestetics), Ed. Univers, București, 1982, x.
Hans Robert Jauss, Experienţă estetică şi hermeneutică literară (Aesthetic experience and literary hermeneutics), Ed. Univers, Bucuresti, 1983, x.
Stephan Santerres-Sarkany, Teoria literaturii (Literary Theory), Ed. Cartea Românească, Bucuresti, 2000, x.
Dabney Townsend, Introducere în estetică (An Introduction to Aesthetics), Ed. All, București, 2000,