Textual analysis, contemporary literature and newspaper writing (m) (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000880
Credits
12
Coordinator
Alessandra Zangrandi
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
ANALISI DEL TESTO E SCRITTURA GIORNALISTICA (M) 6 L-FIL-LET/12-ITALIAN LINGUISTICS CuCi IIA Alessandra Zangrandi
LETTERATURA, EDITORIA E GIORNALISMO (M) 6 L-FIL-LET/11-CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE CuCi IA, CuCi IB Rossella Bonfatti

Learning outcomes

1ST MODULE The course offers a proficiency in textual and linguistic analysis of the journalistic texts of various origins, typology and destination, as a premise for a professional use of journalistic Italian language. 2ND MODULE The course aims to introduce the student to the study of modern and contemporary Italian literature, with particular attention to the experience of writers who, during the twentieth century, have engaged in the journalistic or editorial field. Through the study of an exemplary case, the student, at the end of the course, will have to demonstrate to know the relationships between literature, publishing and journalism, as well as being able to read and analyze texts and situate them in the history of Italian literature.

Syllabus

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MM: ANALISI DEL TESTO E SCRITTURA GIORNALISTICA (M)
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Contents of the course The course is divided into four main parts:
1) General characters of journalistic language: variabilty due to the type of the newspapers, to cultural or political position, to thematic sections, to diachrony; prevalent linguistic models; communicative functions: news and comment.
2) Italian language of journalism: syntax, lexicon, rhetorc, argumentation.
3) Journalism and new media: consequences on language and textual structure.
4) Text typologies: layout; headlines; linguistic and argumentative features of different article's types; text analysis.

MATERIALS AND DIDACTIC METHOD
During the lectures the topics of the four thematic areas of the course will be explained through specific textual analyzes of the different types of articles, in order to define their fundamental peculiarities. The e-learning platform will be used to provide additional material useful for lectures and more generally for active communication with students, regarding the bibliography, the topics of study and any other information concerning the course. In the last part of the course (2-3 lessons) students will be invited to exhibit in the classroom and discuss the results of the analysis of a journalistic text with their classmates and teacher.
Non-attending students will be supported with regard to the textbooks, also through the e-learning platform.
The content of the textbooks, as well as the lessons and exercises, is part of the program.

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MM: LETTERATURA, EDITORIA E GIORNALISMO (M)

The course intends to investigate the literary works of Natalia Ginzburg, from narrative to journalistic works. In particular, the course will be organized according to following point:
1. Portrait of Natalia Ginzburg
2. Natalia Ginzburg and the collaboration with Einaudi publishing house
3. The narrative work of Natalia Ginzburg
4. Reading and commentary of two exemplary works: Lessico familiare (1963) and Caro Michele (1973)
5. Journalistic writing and collaboration with newspaper («La Stampa», «Il Giorno», «Corriere della Sera»)
6. Reading and commenting on journalistic texts: Mai devi domandarmi (1970) and Vita immaginaria (1974)

DIDACTIC METHOD
Lectures, with moments of exchange between teacher and students for the reading and analysis of texts.

DIDACTIC MATERIALS
In addition to the bibliography indicated below, other materials will be uploaded during the course on the e-learning platform. Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher for additional bibliography.


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Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: ANALISI DEL TESTO E SCRITTURA GIORNALISTICA (M)
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For all students, attending and not attending, examination includes a written test, which will consist of a series of open questions.
The objectives of the assessment test are:
a) verify the analytical knowledge of the topics of the program;
b) verify the capacity for reflection and elaboration in relation to specific topics.
All students, attending and not attending, are also required to present, before the exam date, a written essay containing a brief linguistic and structural analysis of a journalistic text to be agreed with the teacher.
The final vote will consider the results of the classroom test and the written essay.
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MM: LETTERATURA, EDITORIA E GIORNALISMO (M)

Written test so organized: three open questions on the aspects discussed during the course.
At least one of the questions includes analysis and commentary on the texts.
The duration of the test will be two hours.
The questions will be different for attending and not-attending students.

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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Massimo Palermo Italiano scritto 2.0. Testi e ipertesti, cap. 1-2-3 Carocci 2017
Ilaria Bonomi La lingua dei quotidiani, in La lingua italiana e i mass media, a cura di Ilaria Bonomi, Andrea Masini e Silvia Morgana, pp. 127-164 Carocci 2004
Luca Serianni Leggere, scrivere, argomentare. Prove ragionate di scrittura Laterza 2013
Andrea Masini L'italiano contemporaneo e la lingua dei media, in La lingua italiana e i mass media, a cura di Ilaria Bonomi, Andrea Masini e Silvia Morgana, pp. 11-32 Carocci 2004
Riccardo Gualdo L’italiano dei giornali. Carocci 2017
Massimo Palermo Italiano scritto 2.0. Testi e ipertesti, cap. 1-2-3 Carocci 2017
Ilaria Bonomi La lingua dei quotidiani, in La lingua italiana e i mass media, a cura di Ilaria Bonomi, Andrea Masini e Silvia Morgana, pp. 127-164 Carocci 2004
Andrea Masini L'italiano contemporaneo e la lingua dei media, in La lingua italiana e i mass media, a cura di Ilaria Bonomi, Andrea Masini e Silvia Morgana, pp. 11-32 Carocci 2004
C. Salabé (ed.) Ecocritica. La letteratura e la crisi del pianeta Donzelli 2013
Clotilde Bertoni Letteratura e giornalismo (Edizione 4) Carocci 2015 Prima edizione: 2009
Laura Centemeri Ritorno a Seveso Bruno Mondadori 2006
Laura Conti Una lepre con la faccia da bambina Editori Riuniti 1982