28997 - Italian Twentieth-Century Poetry (LM)

Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics (cod. 9220)

Course contents

The last part of Eugenio Montale’s poetry: Satura, Diario del ’71 e del ’72 and Quaderno di quattro anni

Course length: 60 hours (12 credits). Lessons will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), at n. 38, Zamboni street (Aula IV).

Lessons start on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.



Eugenio Montale, Satura, ed. by R. Castellana, Mondadori, Milano 2018; Eugenio Montale, Diario del ’71 e del ’72, ed. by M. Gezzi, Mondadori, Milano 2020; Eugenio Montale, Quaderno di quattro anni, ed. by A. Bertoni, G.M. Gallerani, Mondadori, Milano 2015.

General texts of deepening whose reading is however mandatory: A. Bertoni, Poesia italiana dal Novecento a oggi, Marietti, Bologna 2019. Other bibliography will be provided during the course and included in the didactic material.

Teaching methods

- Lessons

- Workshops

- Lectures and notes to the texts

- Critical Discussions

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a viva voce examination aiming to assess the knowledge and critical skills acquired by the candidate during the course.

1. First-class marks will be awarded to candidates who demonstrate an ability to analyse texts in depth and to produce an organic overview of the topics covered in the course. Overall mark between 27 and 30 cum laude(high linguistic ability is required).

2. A mostly mnemonic knowledge of the subject, analytical skills lacking depth, and correct but not always apposite expression will result in a modest mark. Overall mark between 23 and 26.

3. Elementary knowledge, superficial understanding, poor analytical skills, and inapposite expression will lead to a pass or only slightly higher mark. Overall mark between 18 and 22.

4. Gaps in the candidate’s knowledge, inapposite language, and inadequate engagement with the secondary literature offered in the course will result in a fail mark.

Office hours

See the website of Alberto Bertoni


Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.