00562 - Italian Literature

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  • Teacher Marco Veglia

  • Credits 12

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Jan 28, 2019 to May 03, 2019

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

 

The course of the lessons intends to offer a critical approach to the Italian Literature, with a deep knowledge of some important works, as those that follows.

Course contents

 

  ABOUT LITERATURE AND CINEMA. Leonardo Sciascia between crime novel, tale of enquiry and filmed art.

 The course (wich consists in 60 hours of lessons) tries to present to the students the figure of Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989). In his works, the nature and the literary structure of the crime novel became a story of enquiry of truth (both in the ancient history and in the italian life of the Novecento).

  The course consists in reading and in the explanation of some books of the writer and in the vision of some movies, connected in part with the themes of the course, in part inspired to some workes of Sciascia himself.

Readings/Bibliography

 

Students wich are regularly present to the course of lessons (with no more than 5 absences) should study only 3 books of Sciascia (one of wich has to be Il metodo di Maigret). There is no distinction between students in regular attendance and the others about the study of the essays.

Here's the list of the texts:

Testi

Leonardo Sciascia, Il giorno della civetta, Milano, Adelphi, 2002.

Leonardo Sciascia, A ciascuno il suo, Milano, Adelphi, 2000.

Leonardo Sciascia, La scomparsa di Majorana, Milano, Adelphi, 2004.

Leonardo Sciascia, L'affaire Moro, Milano, Adelphi, 1994.

Leonardo Sciascia, Una storia semplice, Milano, Adelphi, 1989.

Leonardo Sciascia, Il metodo di Maigret e altri scritti sul giallo, Milano, Adelphi, 2018.

Saggi

Carlo Ginzburg, Spie. Radici di un paradigma indiziario, in ID., Miti emblemi spie, Torino, Einaudi, 2000, pp. 158-209.

Edoardo Ripari, Racconto d'inchiesta e spettacolo filmico: Leonardo Sciascia, in ID., Storia cinematografica della letteratura italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2015, pp. 273-279.

Rosario Castelli, "Contraddisse e si contraddisse". Le solitudini di Leonardo Sciascia, Firenze, Cesati, 2016.

Movies

During the course of lessons we will view and discuss these films:

Maigret a Pigalle (regia di Mario Landi, 1966).

A ciascuno il suo (regia di Elio Petri, 1967).

Il giorno della civetta (regia di Damiano Damiani, 1968).

Una storia semplice (regia di Emidio Greco, 1991).

La mafia uccide solo d'estate (regia di Pif, 2013).

Texts for the general part:

The other part of the exam includes the knowledge of 3 books (one of the ancient literature, between Dante and Tasso, and 2 of the modern and contemporary literature, between Alfieri and Calvino):

Dante, Vita nova o Commedia; Petrarca, Canzoniere; Boccaccio, Decameron; Machiavelli, Principe; Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (anche, per chi lo desideri, nella versione raccontata da Italo Calvino), Tasso, Gerusalemme liberata; Alfieri, Mirra o Vita scritta da esso; Foscolo, Ortis o Sepolcri, Manzoni, Promessi sposi; Leopardi, Canti o Operette morali; Carducci, Rime e ritmi, Pascoli, Canti di Castelvecchio; Pirandello, Il fu Mattia Pascal; Svevo, Coscienza di Zeno; Montale, Ossi di seppia o Occasioni; Calvino, I nostri antenati.

  For any question or problem concerning the program, ask to the teacher or to his assistant, Dott. Scioli.

 

Teaching methods

 

  The teaching method implies a series of lectures, but it needs a sort of "collaborative learning" from the students. With this purpose, we will use music and films as "supports" of the lessons.

 

Assessment methods

 

  The assessment is determined, in part, by an oral exam, and, in other part, it consists in a paper (that must be done before the oral assessment with Prof. Veglia).

Teaching tools

 

  Pictures, video, films, interviews etc. (on YouTube).

Office hours

See the website of Marco Veglia