CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The students are requested to recognize peculiar literary-historical conditions within which Svevo worked. Then, mostly, they are requested to reach on the texts of Svevo (conducted by the teacher) competence and judgment skills 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.
Course contents summary
Title: Italo Svevo
The difficult literary career of Aron Hector Schmitz, alias Italo Svevo, from his debut as a critic to his arduous final statement as a narrator (not excluding his theatrical attempts.).
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 Svevo’s works.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment will normally be oral. The evaluation criteria will concern the acquisition of background information on the subject and, at the same time, the ability of analytical description and critical interpretation of Svevo’s 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.