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

Course code
Name of lecturer
Luca Bragaja
Luca Bragaja
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem 1B dal Nov 11, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To acquire knowledge about:
- authors, biographical and cultural contexts, 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


Vittorio Sereni and the perception of emptiness. Texts mostly from Gli strumenti umani and Stella variabile, but from the prose of Gli immediati dintorni too.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Vittorio Sereni Gi strumenti umani il Saggiatore 2018
Vittorio Sereni Gli immediati dintorni primi e secondi il Saggiatore 2013
Vittorio Sereni Stella variabile il Saggiatore 2017
Luca Lenzini Verso la trasparenza. Studi su Sereni Quodlibet 2019

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; theme aspects concerning the connection writing-biography-landscape

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)