ITALIAN LITERATURE

ITALIAN LITERATURE

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Code
65444
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/10
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

 

The course of Italian Literature allows students to learn about essential texts and authors of Italian culture, in order to adequately support the exploration of artistic subjects that characterize the graduate course.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Italian Litterature teaching aims to give adequate knowledge about literary history trough selected texts. Good competences in oral and written forms are expected, in addition of reading  skills  and ability in comprehension. The teaching aims to introduce connections between  arts and litterature during the centuries.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching of Italian Literature aims:

- to provide detailed knowledge of important periods and texts of Italian literature

- to introduce the relationship between literature and visual arts;

- to provide methodological elements for the analysis and understanding of literary texts.


At the end of the course students must demonstrate:

- to know historical periods of Italian literature and texts as proposed by the course;

- to be able to analyze and interpret literary texts;

- to understand the main links between literature and figurative arts;

- to present in written form paraphrases and comments of some selected texts

PREREQUISITES

Good knowledge of written and oral Italian language.

Good knowledge of the history of Italian literature as regards of college outcomes.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for 6 cfu schedule (first semester).

1)  XIVth and XVIth c. Italian Literary history and texts as reccomended by the textbook. 

2) DanteDivina Commedia: Inf. I, IV, V, VI,  XXXIII; Pg VI, X, XI, XII, XVI, XXIV, XXVI; Pd, VI, XV, XVI, XVII. 

3) Art and Literature in the XVIth Century: writers, artists, texts. 

12 cfu schedule:

1) XIVth, XVIth and XIXth c. Italian Literary history and texts as reccomended by the textbook.  

MODULO 40 ORE PRIMO SEMESTRE: 

2) DanteDivina Commedia: Inf. I, IV, V, VI,  XXXIII; Pg VI, X, XI, XII, XVI, XXIV, XXVI; Pd, VI, XV, XVI, XVII.

3) Art and Literature in the XVIth Century: writers, artists, texts. 

MODULO 40 ORE SECONDO SEMESTRE

4) Alessandro Manzoni's I promessi sposi challenging "visual realism".

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

6 and 12 cfu Bibliography, attending and not attending students

1)Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana, voll. 1 e 2, Milano, Mondadori, 2018: vol. I: Epoca 2: Le tre corone e la cultura del Trecento (only the chapter about Dante); Epoca 5 Il Rinascimento; Vol. 2: Epoca 9  (chapter 3 included).

2) Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia, a cura di Anna Maria Chiavacci Leonardi, Milano, Mondadori, 2007 or Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia, a cura di Umberto Bosco e Giovanni Reggio, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2002.

3) Letteratura e arti visive nel Rinascimento, a cura di Gianluca Genovese e Andrea Torre, Roma, Carocci, 2019, capp. 1, 3, 5, 8, 9. Selected texts available on aulaweb. 

4: Alessandro Manzoni, I promessi sposi, a cura di Francesco De Cristofaro, Milano, BUR, 2014 or any other edition, as long as fitted with original drawings; Daniela Brogi, Un romanzo per gli occhi. Manzoni, Caravaggio e la fabbrica del realismo, Roma, Carocci, 2018. 

Not attending students must write to the teacher.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesdays 11-12 a.m.,  Via Balbi 2, 5th floor. Fridays 10-12 a.m. Contact: simonamorando@yahoo.it; simona.morando@unige.it

Exam Board

SIMONA MORANDO (President)

FRANCESCO VALESE

MARCO BERISSO

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lessons strat on Sept. 16 2019.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

ITALIAN LITERATURE

EXAMS

Exam description

Parts 1, 2 (Dante and handbook) will be evaluated with a written test that will be proposed in the winter and summer exam sessions (2 occasions) and in a pre-appeal open to attending students in December 2019. The writing exam is preparatory to the oral exam. If you do not pass the exam by the June exam, starting from September 2020 you can take the exam only in oral form, bringing the whole program into a single round.

The parts 3 (Tasso) and 4 (ecfrasi) and 5 (a book of poetry, two novels) will be evaluated by an oral examination.

Assessment methods

The written test verifies the knowledge of literary history and of the main texts from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries: it is a paraphrase with commentary on a short passage by Dante, an open question on literary history, a text of the anthology of the manual around which argue your knowledge. 10 point each.

The written test verifies the acquisition of texts analysis tools such as paraphrase, metric analysis and comment.

The oral exam verifies the knowledge of the selected authors and their texts studied in depth during the course, as well as the links with the iconographic and figurative tradition.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/12/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/01/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
05/02/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Registration on aulaweb is mandatory.