CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
First and foremost, the students are requested to recognize peculiar literary-historical conditions related to the Modern literature “cases” exposed during the course. Secondly, they’ll be invited to study literary excerpts produced by the authors from the chosen period, on which basis they should achieve (conducted by the teacher) the competence and independent critical judgment which is assumed the Master’s level students should accomplish.
Those who throughout their Bachelor’s studies haven’t obtained a specific preparation in Contemporary Italian Literature, particularly concerning the Nineteenth and Twentieth century, will have to fill this gap on their own, possibly using a good and updated secondary school anthology.
The students who lack the least notions on poetic and metrics, will have to set up an individual catch-up plan; the text-book P.Briganti-W.Spaggiari, Poesia & C., Bologna, Zanichelli, 1990 (and later reprints) is recomended.
Course contents summary
Notions and examples of Italian poetry of the twentieth century.
About Italian poetry, the twentieth century has been a century decisive, multifaceted in terms of forms and genres, intentions and feelings. After reaffirmed basic technical principles, and fixed chronological-operative coordinates of authors and groups, during the course will be analyzed and interpreted some significant text specimens
Bibliography (main and critical) will be indicated during the course.
The course will develop mainly through lectures. However, the students may also conduct a personal research concerning the period of literary Modernism.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment will normally be oral. The evaluation criteria will concern the adherence to the subject and, at the same time, the ability of description of the “cases” and critical interpretation of texts.
In case the student had been accomplished his/her own individual research, they‘ll have the opportunity - during the interview – to discuss his/her inquiry.