Course Code: MR522 • 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: 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