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.
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
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.
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.
-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.
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.
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.