05962 - Sociology of Art and Literature

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of lessons students will be able to understand - both from the historical and cultural point of view - the relationship between arts and sociological research, with particular reference to the critical capacity on the existent order. In particular it will be paid attention on literature and, more in general, on the capacity of different forms of representation to perform social actions and to imagine alternative societies.

Course contents

See italian section.

Readings/Bibliography

First part (institutional):

Heinich, N., La sociologia dell’arte, Bologna, il Mulino, 2002.


Second part (monographic). Art and reality in Emmanuel Carrère's Literature. 

1) L'avversario.

2) Limonov.

3) Yoga.


Teaching methods

Lessons and slides (PPT).

Assessment methods

Written and oral exam on institutional and monographic part. (Discussion of a brief essay).

Teaching tools

References such as literature and filmography will be shared.

Office hours

See the website of Luca Martignani