31167 - Hungarian Literature 2

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows the main aspects of the beginning phases of two Finno-Ugric languages, the history of these languages and the culture of these populations. Moreover he is introduced to the basic tools for textual criticism in order to follow their changements over the centuries.

Hungarian language and linguistics 1

The course for beginners is directed at introducing the student to a knowledge of the basic grammar and communication.

Hungarian language and linguistics 2

The course offers a continuation of basic skills (sounds, structure and vocabulary) with particular emphasis on communication.

Hungarian language and linguistics 3, Hungarian (LM)-1

The course is aimed at consolidating and widening previously acquired language skills and at developing the ability to understand and produce oral and written discourse on chosen subjects.

Hungarian Literature 1, 2, 3

The course aims at introducing the history of Hungarian literature as a whole, the main literary genres and some of the most significant write

Course contents

Hungarian language and linguistics 1

Fundamentals of phonetics, morphology, lexicology and syntax. Communication in easy everyday situations and basic writing skills.

Hungarian language and linguistics 2

Perfection of pronunciation. Acquisition of morpho-syntactical structures in different areas. Widening of vocabulary and its practice.

Hungarian language and linguistics 3, Hungarian (LM)-1

Widening of the knowledge and use of language. History of the language. Colloquial language.

Hungarian literature 1, 2, 3

Hungarian literature in its historical development from its origins to the twentieth century. The main exponents of modern literature. Reading and analysis of passages in the Hungarian language of the most representative works.

Readings/Bibliography

Hungarian language and linguistics 1, 2, 3, Hungarian (LM)-1

Keresztes, László, Grammatica pratica ungherese, Debrecen, Debreceni Egyetem, 1992.

AA.VV., Hungarolingua, Debrecen, Debreceni Egyetem, 1994, vol. I-II.

Driussi, Paolo, Guida alla lingua ungherese, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2012.

Hungarian literature 1, 2, 3

Tempesti, Folco, La letteratura ungherese, Firenze, Sansoni, 1969.

Ruzicska, Paolo, Storia della letteratura ungherese, Milano, Nuova Accademia, 1963.

Ady, Endre, Poesie, Milano, Lerici, ed. by Paolo Santarcangeli, 1964.

Santarcangeli, Paolo (ed.), Lirica ungherese del '900, Parma, Guanda, 1962.

Horányi, Mátyás - Klaniczay, Tibor, Italia e Ungheria: Dieci secoli di rapporti letterari, Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó, 1967.

Rozsnyoi Zsuzsanna, Poesia e identità nazionale, Bologna, Clueb, 1999.

Further bibliographical help will be supplied during the lessons.

Teaching methods

Direct lessons by the teacher, seminars.

Assessment methods

Hungarian language and linguistics 1

The exam consists of the following parts: a written exam (maximum duration 4 hours), and an oral exam. The written exam consists of a grammar test testing the contents of the lectures and of a translation from Hungarian into Italian aimed at testing the passive and active knowledge of the arguments of the course. Only after having passed the written test can students sign up for the oral exam. The final mark will be the average of the marks of the written and the oral examination. During the oral exam all four language skills (reading, listening, comprehension and writing) will be tested at Level A1 of the Council of Europe, as well as an adequate competence in metalinguistics and translation acquired during the lectures. Excellent reading and listening, comprehension and writing are necessary for an excellent mark; linguistic ability with some gaps in written and oral expression will receive a good mark, while incomplete comprehension and written and oral expression with frequent errors will receive a pass-mark.

Hungarian language and linguistics 2

The exam consists of the following parts: a written exam (maximum duration 4 hours), and an oral exam. The written exam consists of a grammar test testing the contents of the lectures and of a translation from Hungarian into Italian aimed at testing the passive and active knowledge of the arguments of the course. Only after having passed the written test can students sign up for the oral exam. The final mark will be the average of the marks of the written and the oral examination. During the oral exam all four language skills (reading, listening, comprehension and writing) will be tested at Level A1 of the Council of Europe, as well as an adequate competence in metalinguistics and translation acquired during the lectures. Excellent reading and listening, comprehension and writing are necessary for an excellent mark; linguistic ability with some gaps in written and oral expression will receive a good mark, while incomplete comprehension and written and oral expression with frequent errors will receive a pass-mark.

Hungarian language and linguistics 3, Hungarian (LM)-1

The exam consists of the following parts: a written exam (maximum duration 4 hours), and an oral exam. The written exam consists of a grammar test testing the contents of the lectures and of a translation from Hungarian into Italian aimed at testing the passive and active knowledge of the arguments of the course. Only after having passed the written test can students sign up for the oral exam. The final mark will be the average of the marks of the written and the oral examination. During the oral exam all four language skills (reading, listening, comprehension and writing) will be tested at Level A1 of the Council of Europe, as well as an adequate competence in metalinguistics and translation acquired during the lectures. Excellent reading and listening, comprehension and writing are necessary for an excellent mark; linguistic ability with some gaps in written and oral expression will receive a good mark, while incomplete comprehension and written and oral expression with frequent errors will receive a pass-mark.

Hungarian literature 1, 2, 3

Final assessment of learning is based on an oral exam which focuses on the topics discussed in class. During the oral exam the methodological and critical skills acquired by the students are evaluated: they will be invited to analyse the texts discussed during the course and those read independently. Students must know the works of the most important authors discussed in class and must be able to analyse and evaluate them following precise critical methodologies. Of particular importance will be the ability of the student to move within the sources and bibliographic material, with the aim of identifying in them useful information to illustrate the cultural areas of the discipline. During the exam clarity of expression (property of language, right vocabulary), the ability to synthesize and the relevance of argumentation will be assessed. The achievement by the student of an organic vision of the topics discussed in class using criticism, mastery of expression and specific language will be evaluated with a mark of excellence. Incomplete knowledge of course material, non-articulated synthesis and analysis will be assessed as discrete; gaps in knowledge and uncertainty in using bibliographic material offered during the course will lead to a pass-mark. During the course it will be possible for students to present brief written papers on a specific theme, which can be assessed positively at the end of the examination.

Please note: In order to take the exam of Language and Literature of the second and third year, you must have already taken the exam of Language and the exam of Literature of previous years.

Teaching tools

Audiovisual support and online materials will be used.

For Hungarian language and linguistics 1 material in e-learning will be available.

Office hours

See the website of Zsuzsanna Rozsnyoi