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ITALIAN LITERATURE

CODE 67625
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 4 credits during the 2nd year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/10
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching is part of the Master Degree Course in Primary Education Sciences (24 hours, 4 ECTS). Through the reading of some main works of Italian literature we will study themes, styles and communication strategies of the literary texts focused on the educational skills of the Italian literature.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main objective of the course is a focused analysis of those aspects and topics in the Italian literary production that best suit the specificities of Primary Education. Literature will be analyzed and presented as a privileged reflection of society, as a projection of the human condition, with special reference to the world of childhood, of maternity, of the feminine, in the complex interweaving of historic reality, sealed by the added value of artistic transfiguration

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Further objectives are: to educate students to the reading, the analysis and the interpretation of the Italian literary texts and to their historical and cultural heritage; to provide an adequate knowledge through which the students can design learning paths for primary school.

Knowledge and understanding: Through lectures, guided analysis, and class discussions students will learn the most important methods in textual analysis of a literary text and to achieve the ability to understand critical texts related to the literary work considered.

Applying knowledge and understanding: Through independent perusal of literary texts and translations, the student is able to apply the analytical skills previously achieved, so to identify both structural aspects of the analyzed text, and the relationship of the text and the cultural and historical context in which it was produced.

Making autonomous judgments: Through an oral presentation student is able to understand, critically discuss and explain the specific literary characteristic of the text.

Communication skills: Final oral discussion improve the skill in presenting analysis results in an efficient and synthetic way; they also allow students to communicate the concepts learned, with an appropriate language, and to hold a discussion on the topics dealt with in class.

Learning skills: Activities described allow students to acquire the methodological tools necessary to continue their studies.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge, at high school level, of the history of Italian literature.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and comments of Italian literay texts, also using multimedia tools. The course is held via Microsoft Teams ("Letteratura italiana DISFOR 2021/2022", code: gdv9ldw); it provides students with learning tools (such as slides used during classes, supplementary or support materials) available in AulaWeb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The Fantastic: evolution of a literary genre in 19th and 20th century Italian Literature

1) The idea of Fantastic literature.

2) Igino Ugo Tarchetti and the first Italian fortune of Edgar Allan Poe’s work.

3) Some examples of Poe’s fortune in the 20th century.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Fantastic: evolution of a literary genre in 19th and 20th century Italian Literature

1) The idea of Fantastic literature.

2) Igino Ugo Tarchetti and the first Italian fortune of Edgar Allan Poe’s work.

3) Some examples of Poe’s fortune in the 20th century.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for attending students

Iginio Ugo Tarchetti, Fosca (suggested ed., Milano, Feltrinelli, 2018).

La tentazione del fantastico. Racconti italiani da Gualdo a Svevo, a cura di A. D’Elia, A. Guarnieri, M. Lanzillotta, G. Lo Castro, Cosenza, Luigi Pellegrini Editore, 2007 (Introduction and 5 short stories with critical commentary).

D. Tongiorgi, «Le fortunate catastrofi di Custoza e Lissa». Tarchetti, Farina e l’anti-mito della sconfitta militare in area scapigliata, in La vittoria macchiata. Memoria e racconto della sconfitta militare nel Risorgimento, a cura di D. Tongiorgi, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2012, pp. 147.

Tzvetan Todorov, La letteratura fantastica, Milano, Garzanti, 1977 (chapt. 1-3)

All the students must study the texts and the support materials available on Aulaweb.

Bibliography for non-attending students

C. Melani, Poe e gli Scapigliati milanesi. L’apertura italiana al romanticismo europeo, in Effetto Poe. Influssi dello scrittore americano sulla letteratura italiana, Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2006, pp. 35-54.

T. Todorov, La letteratura fantastica, Milano, Garzanti, 1977 [complete reading]

F. Orlando, Il soprannaturale letterario: storia, logica e forme, a cura di S. Brugnolo, L. Pellegrini, V. Sturli, Torino, Einaudi, 2017.

U. Foscolo, Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis (complete reading)

 M. Palumbo, Saggi sulla prosa di Ugo Foscolo, Napoli, Liguori, 1994.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA LAZZARINI (President)

ANDREA TRAVERSO

LESSONS

LESSONS START

October 2021

Class schedule

ITALIAN LITERATURE

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam. The oral exam focuses on the program carried out during the lessons and on the related bibliography.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam consists of an interview on the topics discussed during the lessons, in order to evaluate the skills to contextualize a literary text in the frame of the Italian cultural history; to illustrate its metric-stylistic features; to make a correct paraphrase; to expose the contents with an appropriate language and to design learning paths for the primary school.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

All the students are requested to register for the course in AulaWeb.