Italian literature (m) - I MODULO PARTE (I) (2019/2020)

Course code
4S02260
Name of lecturer
Fabio Danelon
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem 1A dal Sep 23, 2019 al Oct 31, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The teaching of Italian literature (m) aims at:
• perfect the linguistic, historical-literary and formal structures of Italian literature;
• analyze and comment on literary texts from a philological-critical point of view and through the tools of literary hermeneutics (stylistic and metric philology, textual philology, narratological aspects, ancient and modern interpretations of the texts in question).
The course aims to provide students with the ability to read and interpret critical-philological and historical-literary texts of Italian literature. At the end of the course the student must be able to
• understand, analyze and translate the text / texts taken into consideration;
• place the examined works within history and literary genres;
• knowing how to apply the acquired knowledge to other texts of the Italian literary tradition of different ages and gender;
• be able to communicate the acquired knowledge with an appropriate vocabulary.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Italian literary tradition; capacity for orientation and historical contextualization.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: knowledge of literary tradition; ability to orientation and historical contextualization.

Course contents: Part 1 (prof. Fabio Danelon, 36 hours)

The objects in the Promessi sposi. Ways of use of the material and of the concrete in the Alessandro Manzoni novel.

The aim of the course is to study fully a fundamental text in the history of italian novel.

Textbooks: part first:

It requires the reading and in-depth study of the "Promessi sposi" in an integral and commented edition. We suggest: Alessandro Manzoni, I promessi sposi, ed. Francesco de Cristofaro, Milano, Rizzoli-BUR, 2014

-Notes of the lessons.

- For an orientation on the modern italian novel, students are required to study at least one of the following volumes (two for not attending students):
Gino Tellini, Storia del romanzo italiano, Firenze, Le Monnier
Matteo Palumbo, Il romanzo italiano da Foscolo a Svevo, Roma, Carocci

For a follow-up on Manzoni novelist students are required to study at least two of the following volumes (three for not attending students):
Pierantonio Frare, Leggere “I promessi sposi”, Bologna, il Mulino, 2016;
Alessandro Bosco, Il romanzo indiscreto. Epistemologia del privato nei “Promessi sposi”, Macerata, Quodlibet, 2013;
Salvatore S. Nigro, La tabacchiera di don Lisander. Saggio sui “Promessi sposi”, Torino, Einaudi 2012;
Vittorio Spinazzola, Il libro per tutti. Saggio su “I promessi sposi”, Milano, CUEM, 2008;
Guido Baldi, L'Eden e la storia. Lettura dei “Promessi sposi”, Milano, Mursia, 2004;
Ezio Raimondi, Il romanzo senza idillio. Saggio sui “Promessi sposi”, Torino, Einaudi, 2000

They are also recommended, for further information:

Oggetti della letteratura italiana, a cura di Gian Mario Anselmi e Gino Ruozzi, Bologna, Carocci, 2008;
Francesco Orlando Gli oggetti desueti nelle immagini della letteratura. Rovine, reliquie, rarità, robaccia, luoghi inabitati e tesori nascosti, Torino, Einaudi, 1993;
Epifanio Ajello, Figure e cose immagini e manufatti nella letteratura italiana, Venezia, Marsilio, 2019.

Other bibliographic indications will be provided during lectures.

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

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Vittorio Spinazzola Il libro per tutti. Saggio sui "Promessi sposi" CUEM 2008
Alessandro Bosco Il romanzo indiscreto. Epistemologia del privato nei "Promessi sposi" Quodlibet 2013
Matteo Palumbo Il romanzo italiano da Foscolo a Svevo Carocci 2007
Ezio Raimondi Il romanzo senza idillio. Saggio sui "Promessi sposi" Einaudi 2000
Alessandro Manzoni I promessi sposi Rizzoli-BUR 2014
Salvatore S. Nigro La tabacchiera di don Lisander. Saggio sui "Promessi sposi" Einaudi 2012
Guido Baldi L'Eden e la storia. Lettura dei "Promessi sposi" Mursia 2004
Pierantonio Fare Leggere "I promessi sposi" il Mulino 2016
Gino Tellini Storia del romanzo italiano Le Monnier Università 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Execution procedure for both attending and non-attending students: Oral assessment of acquired knowledge, relative to each of the points in which the program is distinct. In particular: 1) Verification of knowledge concerning the characteristics and history of the novel form; 2) Verification of the ability to understand and analyze in-depth critical and contextualization in the history of the genre of the text object of the course also through the tools offered by the reference critical bibliography.

N.B. important!!
You will need to have successfully passed the exam on point 1 (Prof. Fabio Danelon), before you can take the exam on point 2 with prof. Fabio Forner. The final grade will be unique for the whole program of the course.