Course Code: MR511 • 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: 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,