CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

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Code
67664
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
8 credits during the 2nd year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will deepen the study of modern Italian literature (poetry, prose fiction, non-fiction) and in relation to the texts and the critical methodology, and in relation to a meditated historiographical framework, suggesting a widening of the critical perspective that takes into account the parallel experiences and experiments in the areas of music and visual arts.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The themes related to contemporary Italian literature – seen in this case as the creation of Italian collective imagination from the Unification of Italy to the present day – will be tackled with particular regard to the aspect of school environment and to the role of the school teacher (from De Amicis’ Il romanzo d'un maestro to Paola Mastrocola’s La scuola raccontata al mio cane). The laboratory, which is an integral part of the course, will build on a selection of specific texts to get to tackle, through the study of autobiographical writing, the important topic of ‘school memories’

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course's main objective is to acquire a good knowledge of the history and texts of contemporary Italian literature.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. As per available students are required to attend at least the percentage of lessons provided for in Regulation of the course of study

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Introduction to contemporary Italian literature: methodology and history.

 

2. Pascoli, poet for children?

 

For the first part of the program the student will have to demonstrate a good knowledge of Italian literature of the last century (main authors and texts: the detailed list will be provided in lesson), for the second the ability to move appropriately between the texts (expecially Myricae) discussed in class.

 

The course is a laboratory integrated (1 CFU); you can take the exam only after acquiring the laboratory credit.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

STUDY TEXTS:

The student is required to obtain:

 

Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario. Compact. La letteratura italiana nella tradizione europea, Milano, Principato, 2010 (solo il III volume).

 

Giovanni Pascoli, Myricae, introduzione di Pier Vincenzo Mengaldo, note di Fanco Melotti, Milano, BUR, 1981 (o successive edizioni).

 

It may be useful to consult:

Giuseppe Zaccaria, Cristina Benussi, Per studiare la letteratura italiana, Milano, Mondadori, 2002.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The teacher receives by appointment on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in the professors Hall . Write to: laura.cornero@virgilio.it

Exam Board

VERONICA PESCE (President)

RAUL OSVALDO CRISAFIO (President)

LAURA CORNERO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. As per available students are required to attend at least the percentage of lessons provided for in Regulation of the course of study

LESSONS START

October 18, 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral.

Assessment methods

For the first part of the program the student will have to demonstrate a good knowledge of Italian literature of the last century, for the second the ability to move appropriately between the texts discussed in class, three of which must be read in their entirety.

Non-attending students will have to agree with the teacher the program and the methods of study that ensure the acquisition of skills required for the course before classes.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
05/09/2019 15:00 GENOVA Orale
18/09/2019 15:00 GENOVA Orale