Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature (i) (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Luca Bragaja
Luca Bragaja
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem 1A dal Sep 23, 2019 al Oct 31, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To acquire knowledge about:
- the evolution of the Italian poetry through the 20th century, in the context of our literary history;
- main authors, works, texts;
- resources needed to comprehend and interpretate texts

To acquire competences in:
- reading poetry, also in an intertextual view

At the end of the course students will be able to put the texts known in the adequate cultural context, and to analyze them focusing on the main formal aspects, main themes and the dynamic relationship that connects these two levels


History of the Italian poetry in 20th century. Main authors and texts

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
L. Chines - C. Varotti Che cos’è un testo letterario Carocci 2015 978-88-430-7812-7
F. Fortini I poeti del Novecento Donzelli 2017 A scelta per i non frequentanti
Stefano Prandi La vita immaginata. Storia e testi della letteratura italiana, vol. 3A Mondadori Education  
P. V. Mengaldo Poeti italiani del Novecento Mondadori 2003 A scelta per non frequentanti

Assessment methods and criteria

Target: to check the possess of knowledges and competences acquired during the course

Contents: texts read and analyzed during the course; cultural and biographical contexts involved in texts' genesis

The proof will be a written text (2 hours)

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during  the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: written report, assigned through teacher's page on moodle and to deliver in three days time in the same way

Evaluation: the mark will be expressed out of 30 (thirties)