13338 - Contemporary Italian Literature (E-M)

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SDGs

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

Quality education

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student has acquired a working knowledge of wide areas of twentieth-century literary history, with special emphasis on the relation between literature and historical, social, anthropological, and more broadly cultural phenomena. Study is assisted by secondary literature and face-to-face tuition and covers close reading of the text as well as problems of form, structure, composition, and reception.

Course contents

Contemporary Italian Literature (BA)

 

I Module - The cities of the twentieth century


Course length: 30 hours (6 credits). Lectures will start on September the 23th (Monday), 2019. They will take place at n. 38, Zamboni street (Room III), on Monday (1 – 3 p.m.), (Room VI) Thursdays (09 – 11 a.m.) and Fridays (09 – 11 a.m.).

II module - Italian Poetry

Course length: 30 hours (6 credits). Lectures will start on November the 11th (Monday), 2019. They will take place at n. 38, Zamboni street (Room III), on Monday (1 – 3 p.m.), (Room VI) Thursdays (09 – 11 a.m.) and Fridays (09 – 11 a.m.).

 

 

Readings/Bibliography

a)

I Module - The cities of the twentieth century

Trieste: I. Svevo, Una vita (Milano, Garzanti: 2008).

Roma: G. d’Annunzio, Il piacere (Torino, Einaudi: 2014).

Modena: Delfini, Il 10 giugno 1918, in I Racconti (Milano, Garzanti: 1963). [su piattaforma IOL]

Milano: E. Pagliarani, La ragazza Carla (Milano, il Saggiatore: 2016).

 

II Module - Italian Poetry

A. Bertoni, Poesia italiana dal Novecento a oggi (Bologna, Marietti: 2019).

During the course some poetic texts by living Italian authors will be examined in depth.

Some texts will be available to students on the online platform.

Students attending the course for 6 cfu will choose between the two modules.

 

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.

Teaching tools

Course sources: texts analysed throughout the lectures and the indicated critical bibliography.

Office hours

See the website of Alberto Bertoni