History of the Italian Language (p) (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Alessandra Zangrandi
Alessandra Zangrandi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Second half of Semester 1 dal Nov 13, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Aims of the course is improving knowledge concerning literary Italian of XVI-XXIth centuries by reading and analysis of literary texts (appropriately selected). Aim of the course moreover is guiding students to autonomous interpretation of literary text with suitable study and analysis’s methodologies.


Literary Italian’s study and analysis methodologies’ acquisition will be improved by reading remarkable literary texts of XVI-XXIth centuries. Notable poets in XVI-XXIth centuries: gaspara Stampa, Giovanni Della Casa and XVIth century Petrarchism; Marino; Foscolo; Manzoni; Leopardi; Carducci, Pascoli; d’Annunzio; Gozzano; Ungaretti; Saba; Montale; the XXth century’s second poetic generation (Sereni, Fortini, Caproni); XXIth century’s poets (De Angelis, Magrelli).
Erasmus students are supposed to contact the teacher in order to fix syllabus and examination.

Recommended bibliography:
Roberta Cella, Storia dell’italiano, Bologna, il Mulino 2015.
Sergio Bozzola, La lirica. Dalle origini a Leopardi, Bologna, il Mulino 2012.
Andrea Afribo – Arnaldo Soldani, La poesia moderna. Dal secondo ottocento a oggi, Bologna, il Mulino 2012.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sergio Bozzola La lirica. Dalle origini a Leopardi il Mulino 2012
Andrea Afribo - Arnaldo Soldani La poesia moderna. Dal secondo Ottocento a oggi il Mulino 2012
Roberta Cella Storia dell'italiano il Mulino 2015 9788815257338

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination: reading, analysis adn interpretation of literary texts studied during the course.
In order to pass the examination students are supposed to demonstrate their knowledge concerning history of Italian language (XVI-XXIth centuries) and their abilities on interpreting literary texts.
Erasmus students are supposed to contact the teacher in order to fix syllabus and examination.