30665 - Philology of Italian Literature (LM)

Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

The student knows in detail the phenomenology and the problems of Textual Criticism of the Italian literary tradition and is able to use the acquired knowledge of specific textual questions and methodological debate in the context of contemporary philology

Course contents

Philology of a hero: what is left of Garibaldi


Materials (stats, reproductions, etc.) will be provided during class, available online  also for non-attending students. For attending or non-attending students, the program is the same.

Bibliography will be provided during class

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. Lectures and analyses of literary texts.

Assessment methods

The evaluation of the students' competencies and abilities acquired during the course consists of an oral test, i.e. an oral interview which has the aim of evaluating the critical and methodological ability of the students. The students will be invited to discuss the texts on the course programme. The student must demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the bibliography in the course programme.

Those students who are able to demonstrate a wide and systematic understanding of the issues covered during the lessons, are able to use these critically and who master the field-specific language of the discipline will be given a mark of excellence.

Those students who demonstrate a mnemonic knowledge of the subject with a more superficial analytical ability and ability to synthesize, a correct command of the language but not always appropriate, will be given a ‘fair' mark.

A superficial knowledge and understanding of the material, a scarce analytical and expressive ability that is not always appropriate will be rewarded with a pass mark or just above a pass mark.

Students who demonstrate gaps in their knowledge of the subject matter, inappropriate language use, lack of familiarity with the literature in the programme bibliography will not be given a pass mark.

Teaching tools

PhP projection; sharing in TEAMS, IOL digital platform, lesson video-recording in STREAM.

Office hours

See the website of Leonardo Quaquarelli


Quality education

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