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CODE 64905
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
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 teaching's aim is to deepen the discipline's historiographical lines by paying closer attention to philological-textual, interpretative, and critical elements. The teaching's primary focus is on the Italian literary text, which is analyzed with historical-interpretative comments and placed in literary traditions based on gender coordinates, authorial affirmation, and form. In all educational contexts, the teaching is preparatory to the discipline's teaching.

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.

Students with disabilities or DSAs are reminded that in order to request adaptations in the exam, they must first enter their certification on the University website at servizionline.unige.it in the "Students"

section. The documentation will be verified by the University's Services for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and DSA Sector (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).

Subsequently, at least 10 days before the date of the exam, an e-mail must be sent to the teacher with whom you will take the exam, including in the knowledge copy both the School's Teacher Referent for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and with DSA (Prof. Elisabetta

Colagrossi: elisabetta.colagrossi@unige.it) and the Sector indicated above. The e-mail should specify: the name of the teaching; the date of the call; the student's last name, first name and roll number; the compensatory tools and dispensatory measures deemed functional; and required.  The contact person will confirm to the lecturer that the applicant is entitled to apply for adaptations in the examination and that these adaptations must be agreed upon with the lecturer. The lecturer will respond by informing whether the requested adaptations can be used. Requests should be sent at least 10 days before the date of the call in order to allow the lecturer(s) to evaluate the content. In particular, in case you intend to make use of maps conceptual maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for

studying) if the submission does not meet the deadline there will not be the technical time needed to make any changes.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS:

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 to the early 20th century is required to be studied by leaning on a good textbook. It is recommended, also for continuity with the course Italian Literature I:

G. Alfano - P. Italia - E. Russo - F. Tomasi , Profilo di letteratura italiana , Milano, Mondadori Università, epoche 7-10.

The study of the following cantos of Dante's Comedy is also required:

Inferno

Canti I, II, III, IV, V, VI, X, XIII, XVI, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXXIII, XXXIV

Paradiso

Canti I, VI, XI, XVII, XXXIII

 

Monographic part:

Parte monografica (frequentanti)

- Goldoni e la guerra

- Il teatro di Vincenzo Monti

- Foscolo, I sepolcri

- Leopardi: lettura delle Operette morali

- Cosa leggeva Pinocchio?

- Parodie dannunziane in Svevo

 

FOR NON ATTENDINGS STUDENTS

 

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.

For the general part a good knowledge of Italian literature from the 18th century to the early 20th century is required to be studied by leaning on a good textbook. It is recommended, also for continuity with the course Italian Literature I:

G. Alfano - P. Italia - E. Russo - F. Tomasi , Profilo di letteratura italiana , Milano, Mondadori Università, epoche 7-10.

The study of the following cantos of Dante's Comedy is also required:

Inferno

Canti I, II, III, IV, V, VI, X, XIII, XVI, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXXIII, XXXIV

Paradiso

Canti I, VI, XI, XVII, XXXIII

 

To these readings should be added:

 

- Carlo Goldoni, La locandiera

- Giuseppe Parini (la scelta antologica compresa in Giuseppe Parini, a cura di F. Fedi e R. Necchi, Milano, Unicopli, 2017)

- Ugo Foscolo, Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis e I Sepolcri

- Giovanni Pascoli, Myricae

- Gabriele D'Annunzio, Il piacere

- Federico De Roberto, I Viceré

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS:

We recommend:

Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia, Paradiso, a cura di A.M. Chiavacci Leonardi, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2006;

Dante, La Divina Commedia , 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.

 

- C. Goldoni, La guerra, a cura di Bianca Danna, Venezia, Marsilio (leggere anche l'Introduzione di L. Squarzina).

- U. Foscolo,  I sepolcri (in una buona edizione commentata).

- G. Leopardi, Operette morali, a cura di Laura Melosi, Milano, BUR.

- D. Tongiorgi, Parodie dannunziane in Svevo, in Palazzeschi e i territori del comico, a cura di M. Dillon Wanke e G. Tellini, Firenze, Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2006, pp. 285-307 (scaricabile in https://www.academia.edu/10953127/Parodie_dannunziane_in_Svevo).

 

FOR NON ATTENDING STUDENTS:

We recommend:

Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia, Paradiso, a cura di A.M. Chiavacci Leonardi, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2006;

Dante, La Divina Commedia , a cura di G. Inglese, Roma, Carocci, 2016.

 

P. Vescovo, Premessa, in C. Goldoni, La locandiera, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2021 (si prevede, come esplicitato nella sezione "Programma", la lettura integrale della commedia).

Giuseppe Parini, a cura di Francesca Fedi e Rosa Necchi, Milano, Unicopli (da p. 63 a p. 186) e introduzione di Fedi.

M. Palumbo, Foscolo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010, oppure C. Del Vento, Introduzione a "Ugo Foscolo" (Classici Italiani Treccani, 2012): si può leggere in Open Access in https://www.academia.edu/7572172/Introduzione_a_Ugo_Foscolo_Classici_Italiani_Treccani_2012_

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

M. Sipala, Introduzione a De Roberto, Bari-Roma, Laterza, 1988, solo pp. 3-91; in alternativa: A. Cavalli Pasina, De Roberto, Palermo, Palumbo, 1996, solo pp. 1-95.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

2024-09

 

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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

An intermediate examination for only the "GENERAL PART" (the literary history and the program of readings from "Commedia") is scheduled to be held in November.

 


 

 

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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