28997 - Italian Twentieth-Century Poetry (LM)

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  • Teacher Alberto Bertoni

  • Credits 12

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/11

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics (cod. 9220)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Jan 31, 2022 to May 04, 2022


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

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

A life in verse: poetic story of Giovanni Giudici


Course length: 60 hours (12 credits). Lectures will start on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (presumable end of lessons Tuesday, April 26). They will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), at n. 38, Zamboni street (Aula IV).



Giovanni Giudici, Tutte le poesie, Mondadori, Milano 2014 or Giovanni Giudici, I versi della vita, Mondadori, Milano 2000.

General texts of deepening whose reading is however mandatory: A. Bertoni, Poesia italiana dal Novecento a oggi, Marietti, Bologna 2019; Enrico Testa (edited by), Dopo la lirica. Poeti italiani 1960-2000, Einaudi, Torino 2005. Other bibliography will be provided during the course and included in the didactic material.

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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