CORSO DI ESTETICA (6 CFU)
Prof. Aldo MARRONI
TOPIC: Aesthetics: its degradation and its anomalous variations.
The lessons will pursue the purpose of illustrating both the birth of aesthetics in the eighteenth century, defined the century of criticism, as well as its evolution in the following centuries. Alongside a disciplinary aesthetic will be examined those forms of extreme and excessive feeling, interpreted as an attempt to live an experience free from the stereotypes imposed by the cultural industry.
In this sense, disgust and the Dionysian, the latter in particular in the experience of the writer Laure (Colette Peignot) will be the subject of particular attention. Aesthetics will also be problematized in relation to the outcomes of feeling prevailing in contemporary society in which we register the degradation of the civilization project conceived by modernity.
1) P. D’Angelo – E. Franzini – G. Scaramuzza, Estetica, Cortina Editore, Milano (of the text, study Introduzione and the following authors: Baumgarten; Burke; Batteux; Kant; Schlegel; Hegel; Baudelaire; Benjamin).
2) Kolnai, Il disgusto, Marinotti editore, Milano;
3) A, Marroni, Sotto il segno del dionisiaco. Laure tra erotismo, sacro ed esperienza politica, Ombre corte editore, Verona.
4) A. Marroni, La decivilizzazione estetica della società, Bruno Mondadori, Milano;
The course aims to provide useful tools for the critical understanding of aesthetics, artistic and literary phenomena, linked to contemporary feeling, with particular regard to its extreme forms, as they are reflected in individual behavior and cultural production. At the end of the course the students will be able to organize an interpretative discourse in which the notions of aesthetics learned will have the function of giving greater philosophical awareness.
The final assessment consists of an oral exam on the entire syllabus. The aim is to assess students’ skills and in particular, an understanding of the issues discussed during the course, an appropriate knowledge of the bibliography in the course programme, a correct command of the specific language as well as critical and methodological abilities will be evaluated. The grading scale goes from 1 to 30 with honours (cum laude): 1-17 fail, 18-21 sufficient, 22-24 fair, 25-27 good, 28-29 very good, 30-30 with honours (cum laude) excellent.