MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

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Code
64906
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to propose a picture of the most significant movements, authors and texts of Italian literature in the period between the first decade of the twentieth century and the emergence of the Neoavanguardia, starting from the reading and commentary of the most important works accompanied of philological and bibliographic information, openness to problems and historical-critical issues and connections to the essential lines of modern literatures outside Italy and the publishing world.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Analysis of modern Italian literature (poetry, narrative prose, essays) both in relation to texts and critical methodology as well as a pondered historiographical setting. Broadening the critical perspective to take account of parallel experiences and experiments in the terrain of music and visual arts

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to achieve the following educational objectives: 1) knowledge of the evolution of Italian literary history of the twentieth century, with particular attention to poetry and narrative; 2) acquisition of skills related to the specific literary (with particular attention to poetic forms and narrative structures); 3) understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the "literary field", ie how a single work is placed with respect to the historical, critical and editorial context; 4) ability to analyze the interaction that is triggered between the literary text and the surrounding society, and how the former is a consequence of the second, but also represents an attempt to modify it.

At the end of the course the student is expected to have achieved the following results: 1) adequate knowledge of contemporary Italian literature; 2) a capacity for oral expression appropriate to the subject matter, with mastery of an appropriate vocabulary; 3) ability to analyze literary text; 4) understanding of the historical evolution of Italian poetry and novelism of the twentieth century; 5) ability to understand the interaction between literary text, social context and editorial.

PREREQUISITES

Essential prerequisite of teaching is a good ability to read and understand literary texts that allows access in autonomy to authors and works of the last century that will be the subject of monographic study during the lessons.

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures, for a total of 54 hours. If necessary, students will receive useful materials for the lessons in advance via Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

History and texts of Italian literary modernity (1903-1963).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students who use teaching for 6 CFU

1. Alberto Casadei-Marco SantagataManuale di letteratura italiana contemporanea, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2009.

2. TWO works chosen from the following:

- Luigi Pirandello, Il fu Mattia Pascal;

- Federigo Tozzi, Con gli occhi chiusi;

- Giuseppe Ungaretti, L’allegria;

- Italo Svevo, La coscienza di Zeno;

- Alberto Moravia, Gli indifferenti;

- Eugenio Montale, Le occasioni;

- Elio Vittorini, Conversazione in Sicilia;

- Italo Calvino, Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno;

- Primo Levi, Se questo è un uomo;

- Vittorio Sereni, Diario d’Algeria;

- Cesare Pavese, La luna e i falò;

- Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ragazzi di vita;

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana;

- Giorgio Caproni, Il seme del piangere;

- Beppe Fenoglio, Una questione privata.

Students who do not attend classes are required to integrate the study of the manual with the following two readings:

- Giulio Ferroni, Letteratura italiana contemporanea 1900-1945, seconda edizione, Milano, Mondadori Università, 2015;

- Giulio Ferroni, Letteratura italiana contemporanea 1945-2014, seconda edizione, Milano, Mondadori Università, 2015, pp. 1-143 (Parte terza).

 

Bibliography for students who use teaching for 9 CFU

1. Alberto Casadei-Marco SantagataManuale di letteratura italiana contemporanea, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2009.

2. FOUR works chosen from the following:

- Luigi Pirandello, Il fu Mattia Pascal;

- Federigo Tozzi, Con gli occhi chiusi;

- Giuseppe Ungaretti, L’allegria;

- Italo Svevo, La coscienza di Zeno;

- Alberto Moravia, Gli indifferenti;

- Eugenio Montale, Le occasioni;

- Elio Vittorini, Conversazione in Sicilia;

- Italo Calvino, Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno;

- Primo Levi, Se questo è un uomo;

- Vittorio Sereni, Diario d’Algeria;

- Cesare Pavese, La luna e i falò;

- Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ragazzi di vita;

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana;

- Giorgio Caproni, Il seme del piangere;

- Beppe Fenoglio, Una questione privata.

Students who do not attend classes are required to integrate the study of the manual with the following two readings:

- Giulio Ferroni, Letteratura italiana contemporanea 1900-1945, seconda edizione, Milano, Mondadori Università, 2015;

- Giulio Ferroni, Letteratura italiana contemporanea 1945-2014, seconda edizione, Milano, Mondadori Università, 2015, limitatamente alla Parte terza (pp. 1-143).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment before and after school hours. To contact write to andrea.aveto@unige.it

Exam Board

ANDREA AVETO (President)

VERONICA PESCE

SIMONA MORANDO

MANUELA MANFREDINI

ALESSANDRO FERRARO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures, for a total of 54 hours. If necessary, students will receive useful materials for the lessons in advance via Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

September 18, 2018

ORARI

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MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

Expected knowledge and skills will be verified through an oral exam. The preparation will be considered adequate if the student demonstrates the ability to exhibit using a relevant terminology, will show that he understood the issues addressed during the lessons, will be able to independently apply the critical reflection on the proposed works, revealing that he was able to develop in a personal way the teaching content.