27928 - Laboratory (1) (LM) (G.D)

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  • Teacher Andrea Severi

  • Credits 6

  • 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 Nov 08, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021


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

At the end of the workshop/atelier the student knows how to organize and collect complex information in a coherent way, he/she knows how to apply methodologies of critical analysis on linguistic sciences. He/she can identify a research problem relevant to philological research, by identify and using appropriate sources of information to address it.

Course contents

Creative writing workshop with interventions by storytellers and poets. Half of the 15 meetings will be of theoretical explanation of the teacher and of reading of writing homework exercises by students; the other half of the workshop will be dedicated to meetings-interviews with authors.

The meetings will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 17 to 19, from November, 9th until December, 13th.

It is mandatory to attend at least 80% of the lessons, with an active participation, that is 12 lessons out of 15. At the end of the workshop students have to write a creative writing proof, to be agreed with the teacher.

To register, students have to send an email to the teacher (andrea.severi@unibo.it). There are 25 places available.

The books to be read (at least 3 out of 5 between works of prose and collections of poetry recently published), whose authors will meet, will be communicated by the end of September.


Schedule of meetings:

November 9th. Introduction

November 12th. Lesson. Reading of creative writing

November 15th. Lesson. Reading of creative writing

November 16th. Lesson. Reading of creative writing

November 19th. Lesson. Reading of creative writing

November 22th. Lesson. Reading of creative writing

November 23th. Lesson. Reading of creative writing

November 26th. Lesson. Reading of creative writing

November 29th. Discussion on the books.

November 30th. Discussion on the books.

December 3rd. Interview to the author

December 6th. Interview to the author

December 7th. Interview to the author

December 10th. Interview to the author

December, 13th. Interview to the author


A particularly recommended book:

A carte scoperte. Come lavorano le scrittrici e gli scrittori contemporanei, un progetto a cura di P. Italia e del Master in Editria cartacea e digitale dell'Università di Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2021.

Suggested books:

V. Woolf, Consigli a un aspirante scrittore, a cura di R. Bertinetti, Milano, Bur, 2012;

A. Gide, Consigli a un giovane scrittore; e Sull'influenza in letteratura, presentazione di D. Noguez, Milano, Archinto, 1993

V. Cerami, Consigli a un giovane scrittore: narrativa, cinema, teatro, radio, Torino, Einaudi, 1996 (poi 2000, 2002, 2010);

C. Giunta, Come non scrivere. Consigli ed esempi da seguire, trappole e scemenze da evitare quando si scrive in italiano, Torino, Utet, 2017

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture, discussion of the proposed texts, creative tests of writing in the classroom, listening and commenting of the texts produced.

Assessment methods

Students are expected to write a final creative paper, to be held at home, and then discussed with the teacher. The laboratory does not provide a vote, but a suitability. Students will be considered suitable if their final paper do not contain formal errors and show that they received and been able to rework in a personal way the contents of the lessons.

Teaching tools

Ppt projection.

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Severi