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CODE 64906
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/11
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course, divided in a general part and in two monographic sections (olny the first of which is intended for students who take the course for 6 credits), aims to deepen the study of the authors and texts of Italian literature of the last century, focusing in particular on some fundamental junctions. It will offer a reading of the texts examined, which will be accompanied by philological and bibliographical information and which will not neglect the opening to problems and historical-critical questions and the multiple connections to the publishing world.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Analysis of modern Italian literature (poetry, narrative prose, essays) both in relation to texts and critical methodology as well as a pondered historiographical setting. Broadening the critical perspective to take account of parallel experiences and experiments in the terrain of music and visual arts

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to achieve the following educational objectives: 1) knowledge of the evolution of Italian literary history of the last century, with particular attention to the fundamental junctions examined; 2) understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the "literary field", ie how a single work is placed with respect to the historical, critical and editorial context; 3) ability to analyze the interaction that is triggered between the literary text and the surrounding society, and how the former is a consequence of the second, but also represents an attempt to modify it.

At the end of the course the student is expected to have achieved the following results: 1) adequate knowledge of contemporary Italian literature; 2) a capacity for oral expression appropriate to the subject matter, with mastery of an appropriate vocabulary; 3) ability to analyze literary text; 4) ability to understand the interaction between literary text, social context and editorial.

PREREQUISITES

Essential prerequisite of teaching is a good ability to read and understand literary texts that allows access in autonomy to authors and works of the last century that will be the subject of monographic study during the lessons.

Students are advised to have taken the Italian literature I and II exams before attending this course.

All students are required to register on AulaWeb.

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching consists of lectures, with pc and projector, for a total of 60 hours

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

The programme is divided into a general part and an in-depth monograph. The general part of the programme refers to the history and texts of Italian literature of the last century: introduced in class in general outline, it will be deepened independently by the student. The in-depth monographic study will focus on the following topic:

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, La cognizione del dolore

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

The programme is divided into a general part and two in-depth monographs. The general part of the programme refers to the history and texts of Italian literature of the last century: introduced in class in general outline, it will be deepened independently by the student. The two in-depth monographs will focus on the following topics:

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, La cognizione del dolore

- Italo Calvino, La strada di San Giovanni

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

1) For the general part:

- Cento anni di letteratura 1910-2010, a cura di Marco A. Bazzocchi, Torino, Einaudi, 2021

2) For the in-depth monograph:

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, La cognizione del dolore, a cura di Paola Italia, Giorgio Pinotti, Claudio Vela, Adelphi, Milano 2017 (and subsequent editions)

- All materials uploaded to Aulaweb during the lessons

 

NON-FREQUENTING STUDENTS are also required:

- Giorgio Patrizi, Gadda, Carlo Emilio, in Dizionario biografico degli italiani, 1998: available online at https://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/carlo-emilio-gadda_(Dizionario-Biografico)/

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

1) For the general part:

- Cento anni di letteratura 1910-2010, a cura di Marco A. Bazzocchi, Torino, Einaudi, 2021

2) For the two in-depth monographs:

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, La cognizione del dolore, a cura di Paola Italia, Giorgio Pinotti, Claudio Vela, Adelphi, Milano 2017 (and subsequent editions)

- Italo Calvino, La strada di San Giovanni (or any previous edition)

- All materials uploaded to Aulaweb during the lessons

 

NON-FREQUENTING STUDENTS are also required:

- Giorgio Patrizi, Gadda, Carlo Emilio, in Dizionario biografico degli italiani, 1998: available online at https://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/carlo-emilio-gadda_(Dizionario-Biografico)/

- Domenico Scarpa, Calvino, Italo, in Dizionario biografico degli italiani, 2013: available online at https://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/italo-calvino_(Dizionario-Biografico)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA AVETO (President)

ALESSANDRO FERRARO

ELEONORA ANSELMO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

September 26, 2023

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam in the form of interview with questions related to both the general part and the monographs

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Expected knowledge and skills will be verified through an oral exam. The preparation will be considered adequate if the student demonstrates the ability to exhibit using a relevant terminology, will show that he understood the issues addressed during the lessons, will be able to independently apply the critical reflection on the proposed works, revealing that he was able to develop in a personal way the teaching content.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/05/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
29/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Class attendance, although not mandatory, is strongly recommended

All students are required to register on AulaWeb

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