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CODE 64906
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/11
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Teaching is devoted to the study of the authors and works of Italian literature from the beginning of the twentieth century to recent years, focusing in particular on some key junctures. It is divided into a general part and a monographic section, only the first of which is also intended for students using the teaching for 6 cfu. Of the works examined, a reading will be offered, accompanied by philological and bibliographical information, which does not neglect the openness to historical-critical problems and issues and the multiple connections to the world of publishing and cultural information.

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 program is divided into a general part that refers to the set of history and texts of Italian literature of the last century: introduced in class in general outlines, it will have to be deepened independently by the student.

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

The program is divided into a general part and an in-depth monograph. The general part of the program refers to the set of history and texts of Italian literature of the last century: introduced in class by general lines, it will have to be deepened independently by the student. The in-depth monographic study will focus on the following topic: Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

- Contemporary Italian Literature. Fiction and Poetry from the Twentieth Century to the Present, edited by Beatrice Manetti and Massimiliano Tortora, Rome, Carocci, 2022.

- All teaching materials related to the general part uploaded to Aulaweb during the course of lectures.

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

- Contemporary Italian Literature. Fiction and Poetry from the Twentieth Century to the Present, edited by Beatrice Manetti and Massimiliano Tortora, Rome, Carocci, 2022.

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana, edited by Giorgio Pinotti, Adelphi, Milan 2018 (and subsequent editions). PLEASE NOTE: The volume should be read in its entirety and studied with the help of Giorgio Pinotti's Nota al testo.

- All teaching materials uploaded to Aulaweb during the course of the lectures.

 

NON-FREQUENCING STUDENTS are also suggested to read:

- Maria Antonietta Terzoli, Gadda: a guide to the Pasticciaccio, Carocci, Rome 2016.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 2025.

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Class attendance, although not mandatory, is strongly recommended.

All students are required to register on AulaWeb.

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.

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