Political Languages

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Communication Sciences
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
Academyc year when helding the course: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (48 hours)

No prerequisite

Final Examination: 

Oral exam. The candidate will be asked 5 questions, 2 on the first part, 2 on the second part, 1 on the third part. To award a rating of the examination, 60% accuracy and quality of responses, 30% ability to motivate rewiews, 10% ability during exam.

Voto Finale

The aim of course will be to offer students Language and Philosophical tools to study the use of languages in some orations of the Greek and Roman antiquity, in the theatre and in the fairy tales. This opportunity will be given to identify the political aspect within these works.

The course will be divided into three parts. In the first part(16 hours), attention will be focused on some famous orations of Greek and Roman antiquity. In the second part (18 hours)we will study the political Language in the theatre, and how much it depends on the political and social context in which the authors live and the frequency of the use of political terminologies in ancient and modern tragedies. In the third part (14 hours), the political Language in the fairy tales and we study that there is a great deal of evidence of the call to a political dimension both formal and content. It will also call the use of a political Language in Perrault, Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.

Compulsory text: (Any edition as long as integral):

Two texts of choice from the following:

Lisia, Per l'uccisione di Eratostene
Lisia, Per l'invalido
Lisia, Olimpiaco
Isocrate, Contro i sofisti
Isocate, Panatenaico
Eschine, Contro Ctesifonte
Demostene, Per la corona

A test of your choice from the following:

Demostene, Filippiche
Cicerone, Filippiche

A text of your choice from the following:

Aristofane, Le Rane
Aristofane, Le vespe
Aristofane, Ecclesiazuse
Moliere, Tartufo
Ibsen, Nemico del popolo
Cechov, Il giardino dei ciliegi
Pirandello, La nuova colonia
S. Beckett, Aspettando Godot
E. Ionesco, La cantatrice calva

Frontal lessons

The teacher will receive the students immediately before the classes or by appointment. Mail: luca.daris@uninsubria.it