Genres and history of the italian language (p) (2015/2016)

Course code
4S02895
Name of lecturer
Corrado Viola
Coordinator
Corrado Viola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semestrino IA, Semestrino IB

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  
Semestrino IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  

Learning outcomes

The main aim of this course is to study the history of the Italian literature referring to a definite literary genre, by analysing directly its most representative authors.

Syllabus

Tragedy in the 18th-19th Century: from Alfieri to Manzoni.

Testi
Every student shall know very well all the following tragedies. (For Pindemonte's Issipile the indicated edition will be obligatory, introduction and notes included.)
The teacher will be collect the text of the others tragedies in a duplicated lecture note: see the (*):
- V. Alfieri, Agamennone
- V. Alfieri, Mirra
- V. Alfieri, Merope
- V. Alfieri, Maria Stuarda
- V. Alfieri, Filippo
- V. Alfieri, Saul
Recommended editions (for Alfieri): V. Alfieri, Tragedie, a c. di L. Toschi, intr. di S. Romagnoli, Firenze, Sansoni, 1985, 3 voll.: I (Filippo, Polinice, Antigone, Virginia, Agamennone), II (Oreste, Rosmunda, Ottavia, Timoleone, Merope, Maria Stuarda, La congiura de’ Pazzi), III (Don Garzia, Saul, Agide, Sofonisba, Bruto primo, Mirra, Bruto secondo). Other partial editions: Tragedie: Filippo, Antigone, Agamennone, Oreste, Saul, Mirra, Bruto secondo, a c. di B. Maier, Milano, Garzanti, 1989; Tragedie: Filippo, Saul, Oreste, Mirra, Bruto II, a c. di S. Jacomuzzi, Milano, Mondadori, 1983 (e successive); Agamennone - Mirra, a cura di V. Branca, Milano, BUR, 2008; Saul, Filippo, a c. di V. Branca, Milano, Rizzoli, 1980; Filippo, Saul, sonetti, a c. di G. Sardelli, Milano, Fabbri-RCS, 2001
- V. Monti, Aristodemo (*)
- V. Monti, Caio Gracco (*)
- I. Pindemonte, Arminio (*)
- I. Pindemonte, Issipile. Tragedia (Biblioteca Civica di Verona, Carteggi, 941), a c. di C. Viola, Verona, QuiEdit, 2011
- U. Foscolo, Ajace
- U. Foscolo, Ricciarda
Recommended editions (for Foscolo): U. Foscolo, Tragedie, a c. di M.M. Lombardi, Pavia, Università degli Studi, 1991; Tragedie e poesie minori, a c. di G. Bezzola, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1961; Poesie e tragedie, a c. di F. Gavazzeni con la collaboraz. di M.M. Lombardi e F. Longoni, Torino, Einaudi-Gallimard, 1994
- A. Manzoni, Il Conte di Carmagnola
- A. Manzoni, Adelchi
Recommended editions (for Manzoni): A. Manzoni, Liriche e tragedie, a c. di L. Caretti, Milano, Mursia, 1963 (and following); Tragedie, a c. di F. Ghisalberti, Milano, BUR, 2002 (and following).

The basic knowledge of the authors' biography and works will be necessary (Alfieri, Monti, Pindemonte, Foscolo, Manzoni).

Every student will study one of the following critical monographies:
- C. ANNONI, Lo spettacolo dell’uomo interiore. Teoria e poesia del teatro manzoniano, Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 1997
- E. CATALANO, Le trame occulte. L’Ajace e la Ricciarda nel percorso teatrale di Ugo Foscolo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2002
- G. DEBENEDETTI, Vocazione di Vittorio Alfieri, Roma, Editori Riuniti, 1977
- G.A. CAMERINO, Alfieri e il linguaggio della tragedia. Verso, stile, tòpoi, Napoli, Liguori, 20062 (19991)
- G. LONARDI, L’esperienza stilistica del Manzoni tragico, Firenze, Olschki, 1965
- N. MINEO, Vincenzo Monti. La ricerca del sublime e il tempo della rivoluzione, Pisa, Giardini, 1992
- M. NATALE, Il curatore ozioso. Forme e funzioni del coro tragico in Italia, Venezia, Marsilio, 2013


DIDACTIC METHODS
Analytical reading of the text; lessons setting text against its historical and cultural background; intertextual perspectives, etc.


NOTES
Other didactic materials and bibliographical references will be given during the lessons. Introductions and appendixes being part of the program, students are requested to make use of the editions listed in bibliography.
Outlines of lessons, notes and other didactic materials will be brought in the digital platform “e-learning”: every student is due to consult it regularly also to have notices concerning the course and the organization of the lessons.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pindemonte, Ippolito Issipile. Tragedia QuiEdit 2011
Manzoni, Alessandro Liriche e tragedie Mursia 1963
Alfieri, Vittorio Tragedie Sansoni 1985
Foscolo, Ugo Tragedie Università di Pavia 1991

Assessment methods and criteria

The oral examination evaluates a student’s overall preparation and the direct knowledge and analysis of texts.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016