IJ1A023 Italian Literature III

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Daniela Shalom Vagata, MA, Dottore di Ricerca (lecturer)
doc. Paolo Divizia, Dottore di Ricerca (alternate examiner)
Egle Mocciaro, Dottore di Ricerca (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. Paolo Divizia, Dottore di Ricerca
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 L21
IJ1A022 Italian Literature II || IJIA016 Italian Literature II
Italian Literature II (IJ1A022)
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The course is an introduction to the Italian literature tradition through the reading of selected literature from the major Italian writers of the 19th and the 20th centuries. Students will be guided in the achievement of a comprehensive view of the Italian literature, of its major authors and trends, considered in their literary and historical context.
Learning outcomes
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the history of Italian literature through the reading of selected works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Students are guided to study the basics of philology and stylistic analysis and acquire ability to investigate the macro- and micro-textual levels of the literary works.
  • 13 lessons of 100 minutes each. Readings covered in the course: - Foscolo, Leopardi, Manzoni; - Porta, Belli; - La Scapigliatura; - Verga; - Carducci, Pascoli, D'Annunzio. Students will be guided in the readings of a selections of literary texts from the above mentioned authors and literary movements. Each reading serves as an introduction to the study of the writers’ poetics and the literary trends of the 19th and the beginning of 20th centuries.
    required literature
  • Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, "Letteratura italiana. Da Tasso a fine Ottocento", Milano, Mondadori, 2018.
  • Instructor will provide students with handouts related to the readings on the topics covered by the course.
  • FERRONI, Giulio. Storia della letteratura italiana. Milano: Einaudi scuola, 1991. 803 s. ISBN 88-286-0076-4. info
    recommended literature
  • Raimondi, Ezio ... [et al.], Leggere, come io l'intendo... : letteratura italiana. Milano, Ed. scolastiche B. Mondadori, 2009-2012.
  • VÀRVARO, Alberto. Prima lezione di filologia. 1a ed. Roma: GLF editori Laterza, 2012. 154 s. ISBN 9788842098423. info
  • ITALIA, Paola and Giulia RABONI. Che cos'è la filologia d'autore. 1a ed. Roma: Carocci, 2010. 127 s. ISBN 9788843055852. info
  • SEGRE, Cesare. Dai metodi ai testi : varianti, personaggi, narrazioni. Torino: Nino Aragno, 2008. 302 s. ISBN 9788884193568. info
  • FERRONI, Giulio. Letteratura italiana contemporanea : 1900-1945. 1a ed. [Milano]: Mondadori Universita, 2007. xiv, 265. ISBN 9788888242750. info
  • SEGRE, Cesare. La letteratura italiana del Novecento. 1a ed. Roma: Laterza, 2004. xi, 117. ISBN 8842072915. info
  • Antologia della poesia italiana : novecento. Edited by Cesare Segre - Carlo Ossola. Torino: Einaudi, 2003. xxiii, 670. ISBN 9788806194024. info
  • FERRONI, Giulio, Andrea CORTELLESSA, Italo PANTANI and Silvia TATTI. Storia e testi della letteratura italiana. Prima edizione. [Milano]: Mondadori Università, 2002. x, 418. ISBN 8888242198. info
  • SEGRE, Cesare and Clelia MARTIGNONI. Leggere il mondo : letteratura, testi, culture. Edited by Giuliana Citton - Claudia Rebuffi - Luigina Morini - Raffaela Castagno. [Milano]: Edizioni Scolastiche Bruno Mondadori, 2000. 540 stran. ISBN 8842454842. info
  • SEGRE, Cesare. Avviamento all'analisi del testo letterario. Torino: Giulio Einaudi, 1985. ix, 405. ISBN 8806587358. info
Teaching methods
The course will be held in Italian. Students will be guided in the reading of the literary pieces. Students will receive weekly assignments and are expected to actively participate in the class discussions. Students are suggested to attend the departmental seminars on Italian literature for the Fall semester 2021.
Assessment methods
Attendance and active participation in class discussions. Final written and oral exams. The oral exam concerns all the topics studied in the course; the written exam concerns a topic pre-agreed with the teacher.
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The course is taught annually.
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