CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with two priority skills and abilities: in the first part of the Course we will implement’ the history and literary knowledge of Italian contemporary literature. In the second part we would like to introduce theoretical reflections about relation between History and Literature, with the particular case of italian Resistance and Italian literary producton. Last, we will move from general problems to the novels and literary works of Beppe Fenoglio.
Course contents summary
The History of Italian Literature in the 18th and 19th century is characterized by a very important factor. The new context of literary production, involving middle class industrial publishing, lead to the development of the novel as the literary genre most appealing to the new reading class.
These factors contributed to change the inside role of literary production, to increase some genre (as novel) and to undermine some other (as the Poetry).
The second part of the lessons will explain the problem of the relation between History and Literature, with the particular case of Italian works about Resistance. Last, we will read and comment the literary production of Beppe Fenoglio.
A special program can be provided to Erasmus's Students.
Lectures will take place through class teaching.
Assessment methods and criteria