DCONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

DCONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

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Code
64906
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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, divided in a general part and in three monographic sections (two for students who take the course for 6 credits), aims to deepen the study of the authors and texts of Italian literature of the last century, focusing in particular on some fundamental junctions. It will offer a reading of the texts examined, which will be accompanied by philological and bibliographical information and which will not neglect the opening to problems and historical-critical questions and the multiple connections to 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 last century, with particular attention to the fundamental junctions examined; 2) 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; 3) 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) 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.

Students are advised to have taken the Italian literature I and II exams before attending this course.

All students are required to register on AulaWeb.

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of frontal lessons delivered in telematic mode (live streaming), for a total of 60 hours.

The code of the team that has been created for teaching is the following: oymdz97

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

The program is divided into a general part and two in-depth monographs. The general part of the program refers to the whole history and texts of Italian literature of the last century: it will be treated in class for interpretative lines and will be studied in depth by the student. The two in-depth monographs will focus on the following topics:

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana

- Beppe Fenoglio

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

The program is divided into a general part and three in-depth monographs. The general part of the program refers to the whole history and texts of Italian literature of the last century: it will be treated in class for interpretative lines and will be studied in depth by the student. The three in-depth monographs will focus on the following topics:

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana

- Beppe Fenoglio

- Italo Calvino between I nostri antenati and Le Cosmicomiche

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

1) For the general part:

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

- Giulio Ferroni, Letteratura italiana contemporanea 1945-2014, Milano, Mondadori Università, 2015.

2) For the two in-depth monographs:

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana, a cura di Giorgio Pinotti, Adelphi, Milano 2018.

- Maria Antonietta Terzoli, Gadda: guida al Pasticciaccio, Carocci, Roma 2016.

- Piero Negri Scaglione, Questioni private. Vita incompiuta di Beppe Fenoglio, Einaudi, Torino 2006.

- Beppe Fenoglio, I ventitré giorni della città di Alba.

- Beppe Fenoglio, Una questione privata.

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

1) For the general part:

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

- Giulio Ferroni, Letteratura italiana contemporanea 1945-2014, Milano, Mondadori Università, 2015.

2) For the three in-depth monographs:

- Carlo Emilio Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana, a cura di Giorgio Pinotti, Adelphi, Milano 2018.

- Maria Antonietta Terzoli, Gadda: guida al Pasticciaccio, Carocci, Roma 2016.

- Piero Negri Scaglione, Questioni private. Vita incompiuta di Beppe Fenoglio, Einaudi, Torino 2006.

- Beppe Fenoglio, I ventitré giorni della città di Alba.

- Beppe Fenoglio, Una questione privata.

- Silvio Perrella, Calvino, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2010.

- Two novels by Italo Calvino chosen from La giornata di uno scrutatore, La speculazione edilizia e Marcovaldo.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment (andrea.aveto@unige.it)

Exam Board

ANDREA AVETO (President)

ALESSANDRO FERRARO

DARIO GATTIGLIA (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of frontal lessons delivered in telematic mode (live streaming), for a total of 60 hours.

The code of the team that has been created for teaching is the following: oymdz97

LESSONS START

October 6th, 2020

ORARI

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

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DCONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam in the form of interview with questions related to both the general part and the 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
12/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Class attendance, although not mandatory, is strongly recommended.

All students are required to register on AulaWeb.