History of the Italian Language (p) (2019/2020)

Course code
4S000914
Name of lecturer
Alessandra Zangrandi
Coordinator
Alessandra Zangrandi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem 1B dal Nov 11, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to improve the knowledge related to literary Italian through the reading and analysis of chosen poetic texts of authors who, through their poems, contributed to the formation and evolution of the Italian language. The expected learning outcomes are:
KNOWLEDGES:
• formation and development of the Italian language from its origins to contemporaneity;
• evolution of literary Italian language;
• main metric and stylistic aspects starting from the poetic texts analyzed;
• different methods of analysis of the poetic text.
SKILLS:
• to recognize the traits of continuity and discontinuity in the language of Italian poetry from its origins to its contemporaneity;
• to evaluate the linguistic, stylistic and metric aspects in poetic texts by different authors in a diachronic perspective;
• to autonomously interpret a poetic text starting from the linguistic and stylistic analysis;
• to formulate assessments and judgments, motivating them with the appropriate arguments.

Syllabus

The course is divided into two parts:
1) study of the linguistic and stylistic foundations of the Italian poetic language in diachronic evolution from the origins to the twentieth century (texts a) and b) of the bibliography)
2) analysis of exemplary poetic texts from the origins to the twentieth century (text c) of the bibliography). Significant authors: Dante, Petrarca, Boiardo, Della Casa, Tasso, Marino, Manzoni, Leopardi, Pascoli, d'Annunzio, Montale, Sereni. (The list is indicative and will be reworked during the course).
Non-attending students integrate the program with the text indicated in letter d) of the bibliography.

Bibliography:
a) Luca Serianni, Lirica, in Storia dell’italiano scritto. I. La poesia, a cura di Giuseppe Antonelli, Matteo Motolese e Lorenzo Tomasin, Roma, Carocci 2014, pp. 27-84.
b) Sergio Bozzola, La crisi della lingua poetica tradizionale, in Storia dell’italiano scritto. I. La poesia, a cura di Giuseppe Antonelli, Matteo Motolese e Lorenzo Tomasin, Roma, Carocci 2014, pp. 353-402.
c) Pier Vincenzo Mengaldo, Attraverso la poesia italiana. Analisi di testi esemplari, Roma, Carocci 2008 (o edizioni successive).
d) Paolo Zublena, Dopo la lirica, in Storia dell’italiano scritto. I. La poesia, a cura di Giuseppe Antonelli, Matteo Motolese e Lorenzo Tomasin, Roma, Carocci 2014, pp. 403-452 (ONLY for non attending students).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pier Vincenzo Mengaldo Attraverso la poesia italiana. Analisi di testi esemplari Carocci 2008 978-88-430-4630-0
Sergio Bozzola La crisi della lingua poetica tradizionale (in Storia dell'italiano scritto. I. La poesia, a cura di G. Antonelli, M. Motolese, L. Tomasin, pp. 353-402) Carocci 2014 978-88-430-7195-1
Luca Serianni Lirica (in Storia dell'italiano scritto. I. La poesia, a cura di G. Antonelli, M. Motoloese, L. Tomasin, pp. 27-78) Carocci 2014 978-88-430-7195-1

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is an oral exam and is intended to ascertain the knowledge relating to the topics of the course; a question concerns one of the texts analyzed in class.
Before the exam each student must send the teacher a brief analysis and interpretation of a poetic text: at the beginning of the course the teacher will provide a list of poetic texts to choose from and further information concerning the essay.

According to the situation concerning the Coronavirus emergency, the examination modality is modified for the 2020 summer session, in accordance with the university indications, in oral exam in telematic mode. Each student is required to present in advance the short analysis paper of a poetic text.