Italian literature (m) (2016/2017)

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-FIL-LET/10-ITALIAN LITERATURE Sem. IIA Giuseppe Chiecchi
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-FIL-LET/10-ITALIAN LITERATURE Sem. IIB Fabio Danelon

Learning outcomes

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Textuality as a place of knowledge and verification of literary specificity, in its formal, thematical, historical, symbolic connections, in the background of the Italian and Western civilization.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Textuality as a place of knowledge and verification of literary specificity, in its formal, thematical, historical, symbolic connections, in the background of the Italian and Western civilization.

Syllabus

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Prerequisites: knowledge of literary tradition; ability to orientation and historical contextualization.

Course contents:
Part 1. (prof. Giuseppe Chiecchi, 36 hours): The gardens, the characters’ letters, and other arte narrative aspects di Giovanni Boccaccio

Textbooks: part one

- Giovanni Boccaccio, Opere minori (Filocolo, Comedia delle ninfe fiorentine, Elegia di madonna Fiammetta, Ninfale fiesolano); Decameron.

-Notes of the lessons.

Of the minor works of Boccaccio include the following editions: Ninfale fiesolano, a c. D. Piccini, Milano, BUR, 2013; Elegia di madonna Fiammetta, a c. F. Erbani, Milano, Garzanti, 2007. For the Decameron is fine any of the modern annotated editions. For Filocolo and Comedia delle ninfe fiorentine will be provided copies of parts of the text considered during
For a general shot: Luigi Surdich, Boccaccio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008; inoltre: Giuseppe Chiecchi, Dante, Boccaccio, l’origine, Firenze, Olschki, 2013 (capp. IV-VI) e Nell’arte narrativa di Boccaccio (in corso di stampa). Saranno utilizzati come riferimento alcuni testi critici da considerarsi ‘storici’, tra cui: Vittore Branca, Boccaccio medievale; Giovanni Getto, Vita di forme e forme di vita nel ‘Decameron’; Francesco Bruni, Boccaccio. L’invenzione della letteratura mezzana, ecc.

Other bibliographic indications will be provided during lectures.

Teaching Methods: lectures. Exercises in reading and interpretation of texts.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Prerequisites: knowledge of literary tradition; ability to orientation and historical contextualization.

Course contents: 2. Part 2 (prof. Fabio Danelon, 36 hours)
The modern novel in Italy piacere di Gabriele d’Annunzio e Piccolo mondo antico di Antonio Fogazzaro.

Textbooks: part two:

- - Gabriele d’Annunzio, Il piacere (a cura di Pietro Gibellini, Milano, Garzanti); Antonio Fogazzaro, Piccolo mondo antico (a cura di Tiziana Piras, Venezia, Marsilio, 2014). N.B. For both novels, any other edition, provided unabridged and commented on.

-Notes of the lessons.

- For an orientation on the 19th century novel, students are required to study at least one of the following volumes (two for not attending students):
Gino Tellini, Il romanzo italiano dell’Ottocento e del Novecento, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 1998; Renato Bertacchini, Il romanzo italiano dell’Ottocento: dagli scottiani a Verga, Roma, Studium, 1996; Matteo Palumbo, Il romanzo italiano da Foscolo a Svevo, Roma, Carocci, 2007; Michele Colombo, Il romanzo dell’Ottocento, il Mulino, 2011 (the last for the implications of language history).

In addition to the above mentioned introductions of novels: Raffaella Bertazzoli, Processi intertestuali nel “Piacere” (pp. 167-192); Tiziana Piras, Citazioni e reminiscenze letterarie in “Piccolo mondo antico” (pp. 193-210), in: Tessere di trame. La citazione nel romanzo italiano dell’Ottocento, a cura di Fabio Danelon, «Parole rubate», 11, giugno 2015 (freely downloadable file from: http://www.parolerubate.unipr.it/); and at least one of the following essays and/or volumes (one for d’Annunzio, one for Fogazzaro; for not attending students: two for d’Annunzio, two for Fogazzaro): Anco Marzio Mutterle, Gabriele D’Annunzio. Introduzione e guida allo studio dell’opera dannunziana, Firenze, Le Monnier; Simona Costa, D’Annunzio, Roma, Salerno editrice; Giorgio Bárberi Squarotti, La farfalla, l’anima. Saggi su Gabriele d’Annunzio narratore, Verona, Bonaccorso; Antonio Piromalli, Introduzione a Fogazzaro, Roma-Bari, Laterza; Dal piccolo mondo antico al modernismo. Antonio Fogazzaro cent’anni dopo, a cura di Fabio Danelon, Firenze, Franco Cesati, 2012; Fogazzaro nel mondo, a cura di Adriana Chemello e Fabio Finotti, Vicenza, Accademia olimpica


Other bibliographic indications will be provided during lectures.

Teaching Methods: lectures. Exercises in reading and interpretation of texts.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Oral ascertainment of acquired knowledge with regard to every single point of the syllabus.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Examination Modality: Oral ascertainment of acquired knowledge with regard to every single point of the syllabus.

N.B.IMPORTANT: You need to have successfully passed the examination on point 1 (prof. Giuseppe Chiecchi), before taking the examination on point 2 with prof. Fabio Danelon. The final vote will be unique for the entire syllabus of the course.