Genres and history of the italian language (p) (2018/2019)

Course code
4S02895
Name of lecturer
Massimo Natale
Coordinator
Massimo Natale
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 1A dal Sep 24, 2018 al Nov 10, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to deepen the study of Italian literature with particular attention to a specific literary genre, which will be studied in the historical development of its forms by directly analyzing the work of one or more authors particularly representative of that specific genre.

The course will provide students with the ability
-to recognize a specific literary genre;
-to contextualize, understand and comment on a literary text;
to consider the text as a complex organism, in dialogue with other domains of Western culture (anthropology, psychology, mythic-symbolic thought).
Students will also acquire familiarity with the Italian literary tradition and its main thematic and formal traits.

Syllabus

SYLLABUS:
The comet's long wake. Montale and the lyrical genre.

The course will focus on the following topics:

-Montale's sublime style; from "Ossi di seppia" to "La bufera e altro"
-"Satura" and Montale's last works
-Thinking poetry: Montale as a critic

TEXTS:
E. Montale, "Satura", a cura di R. Castellana, Mondadori (2009 or reprint)
An anthology of other Montale's works will be made available during the lessons.

SECONDARY SOURCES:
E. Testa, "Montale", Mondadori, 2016
Further bibliography will be indicated during the course.

FURTHER (NOT MANDATORY) READINGS:
E. Montale, "Ossi di seppia", a cura di P. Cataldi e F. D'Amely, Mondadori (2003 or reprint)

***NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS:
Not attending students will be provided with a specific syllabus.

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TEACHING METHODS:
-Lectures (36 hours)

The contents of books and lessons correspond to the syllabus.
1) Regarding attending students, teaching methods consist in lectures dedicated to the main themes of the courses. During the lessons students participation will be encouraged;
2) The e-learning platform will be used for communication between teacher and students, and to provide further supporting materials;
3) Regarding not attending students, teaching metods consist in teacher's support of the students progress.
Throughout the year the teacher will be available during his office hours, constantly updated on his website page.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Enrico Testa Montale Mondadori 2016 9788800746977
Eugenio Montale Satura Mondadori 2018 9788804700654

Assessment methods and criteria

The aim of the oral examination is to evaluate student's knowledge, with special reference to

-the capability to comment on texts analyzed during the lectures;

-the general knowledge of the critical bibliography;

-the capability to argue, to compare texts, to rework and interpret the themes of the course.

EVALUATION:
The final scores are out of 30. The mark is based on knowledge, efficiency and readiness of the answers, language accuracy.

Erasmus students are asked to contact the teacher about the syllabus and the methods of the oral examination.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018