30665 - Philology of Italian Literature (LM)

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

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

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 the interview: Gadda, Montale, Calvino


Materials (stats, reproductions, etc.) will be provided during class.


Carlo Emilio Gadda, Per favore, mi lasci nell'ombra : interviste 1950-1972, a cura di C. Vela, Milano, Adelphi, 2007

Interviste a Eugenio Montale (1931-1981), a cura di F. Castellano, Firenze, Società editrice fiorentina, 2019

Italo Calvino, Sono nato in America... : interviste 1951-1985, a cura di L. Baranelli, introduzione di M. Barenghi, Milano, Mondadori, 2012

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.

Office hours

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