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

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Giuseppe Sandrini
Giuseppe Sandrini
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Sem 2A dal Feb 17, 2020 al Mar 28, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to: • deepen the knowledge of modern and contemporary Italian literature • analyze Italian literary texts from a historical, critical, formal and symbolic point of view • use the different orientations of criticism consciously. On successful completion of the module, students should be able to: • read and comment texts of modern and contemporary Italian literature • place the examined works within their historical and critical context • use, in an autonomous way, lexical and stylistic tools in order to analyze the literary texts.


Narrators from Trieste

– I. Svevo, Romanzi e continuazioni (ed. Mondadori)
– U. Saba, Ernesto (ed. Einaudi)
– G. Stuparich, Un anno di scuola (ed. Quodlibet)
– G. Stuparich, L'isola (ed. Quodlibet)
– P.A. Quarantotti Gambini, L'onda dell'incrociatore (ed. Mondadori)
– Anonimo Triestino, Il segreto (ed. Einaudi)
– F. Tomizza, Materada (ed. Bompiani)
– C. Magris, Un altro mare (ed. Garzanti)
– additional readings will be pointed out during lessons

Scheduled lessons: lectures (36 hours)
A detailed syllabus will be provided in e-learning.
Students are required to use correctly the Italian language.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
U. Saba Ernesto Einaudi  
Anonimo Triestino Il segreto Einaudi  
G. Stuparich L'isola Quodlibet  
P.A. Quarantotti Gambini L'onda dell'incrociatore Mondadori  
F. Tomizza Materada Bompiani  
I. Svevo Romanzi e continuazioni Mondadori  
C. Magris Un altro mare Garzanti  
G. Stuparich Un anno di scuola Quodlibet  

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination about all the parts of the course. The examination aims at evaluating the student's knowledge and skills, with special reference to the texts read during lessons.
Erasmus students will be informed about the oral examination during lessons or student office hours.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer and autumn session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: online oral exam.