CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

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Code
65075
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course, divided into three sections (two for students who use the teaching for 6 credits) examines some of the most significant works of Italian fiction in the years of the economic boom, giving an account both of their location in the horizon of the literary publishing of the time, both of their "luck" in the space dedicated to cultural information in the daily and periodical press.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Teaching objective is the deepening of historiographical lines of modern and contemporary Italian literature through the analysis-commentary of literary texts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to achieve the following educational objectives: 1) consolidation of the knowledge of Italian literary history with particular reference to the years of the economic boom; 2) understanding of the mechanisms that regulate book production in the Italian publishing market in the late Fifties and early Sixties; 3) ability to analyze the interaction that is established between the literary text and the socio-cultural reality of his time.
At the end of the course the student is expected to have achieved the following results: 1) a more mature knowledge of contemporary Italian literature of the Fifties and Sixties; 2) an adequate understanding of the editorial dynamics underlying the policies of book production in the years of the economic boom; 3) a sure ability to understand the interaction between literary text and socio-political context.

PREREQUISITES

Essential prerequisites for teaching are a sure knowledge of contemporary Italian literature and a capacity for expression appropriate to the subject, with mastery of an appropriate vocabulary.

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures, with pc and projector, for a total of 54 hours.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

- Publishing and literary information in the Italy of the economic boom

- The boom of Italian fiction

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

- Publishing and literary information in the Italy of the economic boom

- The boom of Italian fiction

- Three editorial "cases": Tomasi di Lampedusa, Mastronardi, Bianciardi

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu:

- All the teaching material made available on AulaWeb.

- Gian Carlo Ferretti, Storia dell’editoria letteraria in Italia 1945-2003, Torino, Einaudi, 2004 (e successive edizioni), limited to the chapter 1958-1971: il boom (pp. 159-224).

- Gian Carlo Ferretti-Stefano Guerriero, Storia dell’informazione letteraria in Italia dalla terza pagina a Internet. 1925-2009, Feltrinelli, Milano 2010, limited to the chapter 1956-1968 (pp. 138-191).

- Il romanzo in Italia, vol. IV, Il secondo Novecento, a cura di Giancarlo Alfano e Francesco de Cristofaro, Carocci, Roma 2018, limited to the chapters nn. 1 (Antonio Tricomi Pasolini romanziere, pp. 37-51), 2 (Francesco Paolo Botti, Il Pasticciaccio, pp. 53-70), 5 (Monica Zanardo, Elsa Morante, pp. 99-114), 6 (Enrico Mattioda, Italo Calvino e il romanzo, pp. 115-130), 7 (Orsetta Innocenti, Beppe Fenoglio, pp. 131-146) and 14 (Emanuele Zinato, Il romanzo industriale, pp. 233-245).

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu:

- All the teaching material made available on AulaWeb.

- Gian Carlo Ferretti, Storia dell’editoria letteraria in Italia 1945-2003, Torino, Einaudi, 2004 (e successive edizioni), limited to the chapter 1958-1971: il boom (pp. 159-224).

- Gian Carlo Ferretti-Stefano Guerriero, Storia dell’informazione letteraria in Italia dalla terza pagina a Internet. 1925-2009, Feltrinelli, Milano 2010, limited to the chapter 1956-1968 (pp. 138-191).

- Il romanzo in Italia, vol. IV, Il secondo Novecento, a cura di Giancarlo Alfano e Francesco de Cristofaro, Carocci, Roma 2018, limited to the chapters nn. 1 (Antonio Tricomi Pasolini romanziere, pp. 37-51), 2 (Francesco Paolo Botti, Il Pasticciaccio, pp. 53-70), 4 (Paolo Zublena, Il rovescio del benessere, pp. 87-98), 5 (Monica Zanardo, Elsa Morante, pp. 99-114), 6 (Enrico Mattioda, Italo Calvino e il romanzo, pp. 115-130), 7 (Orsetta Innocenti, Beppe Fenoglio, pp. 131-146), 11 (Matteo Di Gesù, Un caso editoriale: Il Gattopardo, pp. 189-204) and 14 (Emanuele Zinato, Il romanzo industriale, pp. 233-245).

- Two novels to choose from the following: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Il Gattopardo (1958), Lucio Mastronardi, Il maestro di Vigevano (1962); Luciano Bianciardi, La vita agra (1962).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On Wednesday, 12.00, at the DIRAAS section of Italianistica (via Balbi 6 - I floor)

Exam Board

ANDREA AVETO (President)

ALESSANDRO FERRARO

DARIO GATTIGLIA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures, with pc and projector, for a total of 54 hours.

LESSONS START

February 18th, 2020

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam in the form of an interview with questions related to all the in-depth monographs.

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Class attendance, although not mandatory, is strongly recommended.

All students are required to register on AulaWeb.