IJ2B009 Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature (A)

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 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
Wed 10:00–11:40 L21, except Wed 15. 11.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( IJIA028 Bachelor's State Exam || IJ1A055 Bachelor's State Exam || IJ1A055com Bachelor's State Exam || IJ1A055mai Bachelor's State Exam || IJ1A055min Bachelor's State Exam )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
"Foscolo reloaded: new perspectives on Ugo Foscolo's work" The course is an introduction to Ugo Foscolo's work and to its criticism by the Futurist and Giuseppe De Robertis. Part of the course will be devoted to the study of the Futurism and Giuseppe De Robertis' work.
Learning outcomes
Students will become acquainted with the work of Ugo Foscolo and its criticism from 20th century. The course introduces students to the Italian and European literary of 18-20th centuries.
  • Readings covered in the course: From Ugo Foscolo's work: - "Dei Sepolcri" - Sonetti e odi - excerpts from: "Inni alle Grazie" and "Dissertation on an Ancient Hymn to the Graces" - "Le Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis" - excerpts from: "La Chioma di Berenice" - excerpts from: "Dell'origine e dell'ufficio della letteratura" - excerpts from: Foscolo's literary articles in journals - excerpts from: other Foscolo's novel - Language, style and narrative technique in Foscolo's work - Foscolo's Political, philosophical and literary toughts - Italian and European in 18th-19th century European literature
 - the writer’s allegeable library, his figurative world and his milieu Futurism (Tommaso Marinetti, Aldo Palazzeschi, Ardengo Soffici, Giovanni Papini) Giuseppe De Robertis Francesco Pagliai Students will become familiar with the literary criticism concerning Ugo Foscolo. Students are expected to do the readings assigned and actively participate in the class discussion. Handouts will be provided to the students.
    required literature
  • "Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Ugo Foscolo", Firenze, Le Monnier, 1933-2011
  • Students will receive handouts with the texts to be read
    recommended literature
  • Foscolo, "Opere", vol. I "Poesie e tragedie", vol. II "Prose e saggi", a cura di Franco Gavazzeni, Torino, Einaudi-Gallimard, 1994-1995.
  • Ugo Foscolo, "Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis" (BUR, Einaudi)
Teaching methods
The course will be conducted in Italian and texts will be read in Italian. Students will receive weekly assignments and will be expected to actively participate in the class discussion. Texts will be previously read at home, and then discussed in the class. It is strongly encouraged the seminars' attendance taught by visiting professors.
Assessment methods
Oral exam on all the topics studied in the course and written exam on a topic previously decided with the instructor. Active participation in the class discussion.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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