29031 - Twentieth-Century Prose and Narrative Genres (1) (LM)

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Alberto Bertoni

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/11

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Jan 28, 2019 to Mar 15, 2019

Academic Year 2018/2019

Course contents


Università degli Studi di Bologna – Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

Twentieth-Century Prose and Narrative Genres (LM)

Prof. Alberto BERTONI

Course length: 60 hours (12 credits). Lectures will start on January the 278th (Monday), 2018. They will take place at n. 32, Zamboni street (Aula Forti), on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.).

Narrative Allegories

Primary Sources:

  • A. Savinio, Nuova enciclopedia, Milano, Adelphi 2017.
  • G. Parise, Sillabari, Milano, Adelphi 2011.
  • G. Bassani, Airone, Milano, Feltrinelli 2013.
  • D. Benati, Cani dell'inferno, Macerata, Quodlibet 2018.

Furthermore, students are requested to study: 

  • S. Brugnolo, D. Colussi, S. Zatti, E. Zinato, La scrittura e il mondo. Teorie letterarie del Novecento, Roma, Carocci 2016. 

Non-attending students are requested to study also R. Bourneuf – R. Ouellet, L’universo del romanzo, Torino, Einaudi 2000.

Further bibliography will be provided throughout the lectures.

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

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