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CODE 65073
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/10
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course, divided into three sections (three for students who must obtain 9 cfu; two - the second and third - for students who must obtain 6 cfu), focuses on main movements and authors of particular relevance of the Italian literary panorama of 18th-20th century.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Analyse authors, texts, genres of Italian literature in relation to the historical context in which they originate and in relation to the tools of philological and interpretative text analysis.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to enhance knowledge along some fundamental directrixes in the context of Italian literature: text tradition, philology, the precise use of bibliographical sources, interpretative exegesis and critical-historiographical reconstruction. At the end of the course students should be able to independently use the analytical knowledge acquired.

Knowledge and understanding:

Through lectures, guided analysis, and class discussions students will improve their knowledge of the most important methods in textual analysis of a literary text and will achieve the full 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 previously achieved analytical skills, so to identify both structural aspects of the analyzed text, and the relationship between the text and the cultural and historical context in which it was produced.

Making autonomous judgments:

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

Communication skills:

The final oral discussion improves the ability to present analysis results in an efficient and synthetic way; they also allow students to express the concepts learned, with an appropriate language, and to hold a discussion on the topics dealt with in class.

Learning skills: The described activities allow students to acquire the methodological tools necessary to continue their studies and to address, at the end of the course, the inclusion in the world of scientific research and in the labour market.

PREREQUISITES

Students who take the course must have a good knowledge of 18th-20th century authors and literary works.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures will be held in traditional (in attendace) mode: it is possible, depending on the indications of the course and the University of Genoa, that the streaming mode will also be maintained and lectures will be recorded. More precise information will also be communicated to students via the course page of AULAWEB

Student participation will be encouraged through questions and interventions. The course also provides students with learning tools (such as slides used during the lectures, supplementary or support materials) available in AulaWeb.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Syllabus for students taking the course for 9 cfu

  1. Il “parnasso” dei democratici: la poesia italiana in età “napoleonica” (1796-1814).
  2. Stratigrafie manzoniane ("Renzo a Milano")
  3. Raccontare la guerra. Eserciti, conflitti, propaganda bellica e denuncia pacifista nella letteratura italiana dalla Scapigliatura alla prima Guerra Mondiale

Syllabus for students taking the course for 6 cfu.

Students who are required to obtain 6 CFU will have to take the second and third modules among those offered to students who are required to obtain 9 CFU

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Bibliography for attending students

IMPORTANT: ALL TEXTS AND DOCUMENTS presented in class and made available to students on the AULA WEB are an integrative part of the "PROGRAMMA DI STUDIO"

For part 2)

A. Manzoni, I promessi sposi, cap. XI-XV (we raccomend A. Manzoni, I promessi sposi. Storia della colonna infame, edizione a cura di A. Stella e C. Repossi, Torino, Einaudi-Gallimard, 1995).

For part 3)

I.U. Tarchetti, Una nobile follia (consultabile anche in: https://www.liberliber.it/online/autori/autori-t/iginio-ugo-tarchetti/u…).

L. Pirandello, Frammento di cronaca di Marco Leccio e della sua guerra sulla carta nel tempo della Grande Guerra europea (also available in https://www.liberliber.eu/mediateca/libri/p/pirandello/novelle_per_un_a…)

Lettura integrale di E. Lussu, Un anno sull'altipiano, Torino, Einaudi

D. Tongiorgi, Disarmonie di una nazione. Sguardi letterari del secolo decimonono, Firenze, Le Monnier 2020 (solo le pp. 171-211) (in Biblioteca Umanistica sono presenti alcune copie).

Bibliography for non-attending students

Non-attending students are required to contact the teacher (duccio.tongiorgi@unige.it) and to agree on a specific program.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DUCCIO TONGIORGI (President)

GIORDANO RODDA

LUCA BELTRAMI (Substitute)

ANDREA VALENTINI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

2024-02-20

Class schedule

ITALIAN LITERATURE

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam consists of an interview on the topics discussed during the lessons (or indicated in the bibliography), 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 connections, to expose the contents with an appropriate language and to discuss the topics learned during the lessons.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
05/02/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
08/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

All students are required to register for AulaWeb.