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ITALIAN LITERATURE II

CODE 64905
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8455 FILOSOFIA (L-5) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/10
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is one of the core activities of the Arts course - Modern curriculum, and is composed of 60 hours of lectures (equivalent to 9 credits). It enables students to study the major authors and works as well as the most relevant poetics and cultural movements in the history of Italian literature from the 18th century onwards with a historical-critical method

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The general objective is to reinforce the core grounding of students and their ability to write correctly; other objectives are to learn the historiographical outlines of Italian literature; to gain knowledge of philological-textual elements that are introductory to the study of texts; to understand and analyse-comment literary texts with particular reference to genres

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is to impart knowledge, competencies and skills vis-à-vis the study of Italian drama literature for both research development and training for school teaching. In particular, at the end of the course the student will be able to:

    - demonstrate thorough knowledge of the historical development of Italian literature from the 18th century onwards, and show they have read and understood works and texts from major authors from the 18th century onwards.

    - acquire skills for critical analysis, interpretation and contextualisation of literary texts on the basis of what was learned during the course.

    - know how to clearly explain contents learned and textual analyses with appropriate critical language.

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic knowledge (upper high school level) of the history of Italian literature.

    Literary text reading and paraphrasing skills as well as textual analysis skills.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures will be held in presence. Any other information will be provided to students via the institutional information provided by the university.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    General part:

    The general part of the course refers to the history of Italian literature as well as the texts necessary to be a teacher of humanistic and literary disciplines according to Italian literature ministerial programmes.

    The general part - partially covered in class - will be further analysed by students.

    For the general part a good knowledge of Italian literature from the 18th century onwards is required (an unabridged reading of a good secondary school textbook is sufficient) and the complete reading of Paradiso

    In particular, it is necessary to thoroughly study the following historical-critical topics:

    Arcadia, Illuminism, 18th century theatre, Neoclassicism, Early Romanticism, the historical novel, Scapigliatura, 19th century poetry, the "romanzo campagnolo", Verism, Decadentism and Symbolism.

    Particular attention will be given to the following authors and students must be familiar with their biographical-literary profile and have read a suitable anthology of texts (see also reading list):  Giambattista Vico, Pietro Metastasio, Pietro Verri, Carlo Goldoni, Vittorio Alfieri, Giuseppe Parini, Vincenzo Monti, Ugo Foscolo, Alessandro Manzoni, Giacomo Leopardi, G.Gioacchino Belli, Giulio Carcano, I. Ugo Tarchetti, Ippolito Nievo, Giosuè Carducci, Edmondo De Amicis, Giovanni Verga, Giovanni Pascoli, Gabriele D'Annunzio.

    - G. Battista Vico: 1 brano a scelta dalla Scienza nuova

    - Pietro Metastasio, La Libertà. A Nice.

    - Pietro Verri: programma de “Il Caffè” (Cos’è questo «Caffé»?).

    - Carlo Goldoni: conoscenza, con lettura di brani antologici, di almeno una commedia.

    - Vittorio Alfieri: il sonetto autoritratto (Sublime specchio) e Vita scritta da esso: un brano a scelta.

    - Giuseppe Parini: Il Giorno: un passo a scelta del Mattino e un passo a scelta del Mezzogiorno.

    - Vincenzo Monti: una poesia (o un passo a scelta).

    - Ugo Foscolo: i Sonetti maggiori e i Sepolcri (lettura integrale).

    - Alessandro Manzoni: I promessi sposi (capitoli VII-VIII)

    - Leopardi: dai Canti: Ultimo canto di Saffo, L’infinito, La sera del dì di festa, A Silvia, Canto notturno di un pastore errante dell’Asia, La quiete dopo la tempesta, La ginestra o il fiore del deserto; dalle Operette morali: un’operetta a scelta.

    - Giulio Carcano: un brano a scelta.

    - Ippolito Nievo: Le confessioni d’un italiano: un brano a scelta.

    - Giosuè Carducci: antologia di 5 poesie.

    - Edmondo De Amicis: 1 brano a scelta da Cuore.

    - Giovanni Verga: 1 novella da Vita dei campi, 1 da Novelle rusticane; 1 brano a scelta dai Malavoglia; 1 brano a scelta da Mastro don Gesualdo.

    - Giovanni Pascoli: scelta di due poesie da Myricae e due poesie dai Canti di Castelvecchio.

    - Gabriele D'Annunzio: Il Piacere (capitolo primo e secondo).

    Monographic part:

    1) Goldoni, La locandiera

    2) Foscolo, I sepolcri

    3) Letteratura e macchine tra secondo Ottocento e primo Novecento

     

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS:

    Dante, Paradiso

    (we recommend Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia, Paradiso, a cura di A.M. Chiavacci Leonardi, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2006; a cura di U. Bosco e G. Reggio, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1993;  a cura di G. Inglese, Roma, Carocci, 2016).

     

    IMPORTANT: All texts and documents presented in class and made available to students on AULA WEB (and possibly also on the teams platform) are an integral part of the syllabus.

     

    P. Vescovo, Premessa, in C. Goldoni, La locandiera, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2021

    M. Palumbo, Foscolo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.

    L. Pirandello, Quaderni di Serafino Gubbio operatore, a cura di Simona Costa, Milano, Mondadori, 2017 (leggere anche l’Introduzione di S. Costa).

     

    FOR NON ATTENDING STUDENTS:

    Dante, Paradiso

    (we recommend Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia, Paradiso, a cura di A.M. Chiavacci Leonardi, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2006; a cura di U. Bosco e G. Reggio, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1993;  a cura di G. Inglese, Roma, Carocci, 2016).

     

    P. Vescovo, Premessa, in C. Goldoni, La locandiera, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2021 (si prevede la lettura integrale della commedia).

    Giuseppe Parini, a cura di Francesca Fedi e Rosa Necchi, Milano, Unicopli

    M. Palumbo, Foscolo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010

    D. Tongiorgi, «La letteratura è una missione». Tarchetti, o della necessità del romanzo antimilitarista, in Idem, Disarmonie di una nazione.  Sguardi letterari del secolo decimonono, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2020, pp. 177-192 (in biblioteca umanistica si trovano diverse copie)

    A. Andreoli, D'Annunzio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004.

     

    G. Pascoli, Myricae, a cura di G. Lavezzi, Milano, Bur, 2014 (leggere anche l'introduzione della Lavezzi).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    DUCCIO TONGIORGI (President)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    20.09.2022

     

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is oral and is composed of two parts: a textual analysis and interview for the monographic part.

     

    
     

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    For the textual analysis, students will be evaluated in relation to the following: text exegesis skills, ability to illustrate metric-stylistic characteristics, contextualise from a historical-cultural point of view, as well as interpret with a critical method and specialised language.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students who cannot attend the course are advised to register for the course on AulaWeb