The course aims to provide the student with a knowledge of the proper lexicon of literary analysis and to develop the ability to analyse autonomously a text through its specific structural and formal elements.
No specific competencies are required
Course contents summary
The course introduces to the knowledge of the basical notions and instruments (bibliography, prosody, linguistics, philology) which are required for the historical study of literature and for a first critical approach to text analysis.
Carlo Varotti, Loredana Chines, Che cos’è un testo letterario, Roma, Carocci, 2015
Pietro Beltrami, Gli strumenti della poesia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012
Cesare Segre, Per una definizione del commento ai testi, in Notizie dalla crisi, Torino, Einaudi, 1993, pp. 263-273.
The course will be structured in 30 hours of lectures followed by 6 hours dedicated to the analysis of some specific texts. The students will have to prepare a short presentation (for a maximum of 10000 characters) about one text chosen from a list that will be uploaded on the platform Elly at the beginning of the course. The presentation will be considered part of the final judgement. The course will also be offered in a blended way on the distance learning platform Elly
Assessment methods and criteria
The final exam will be an oral interview in which the student will have to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the methods of literary analysis. For attending students the evaluation of the presentation will be part of the final judgement. A student who will demonstrate deficiencies in the knowledge of the methodology of text analysis will not be considered sufficient. A student proving basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts will be considered sufficient (18-21), a good (22-26) or very good (27-30 cum laude); evaluation will come in proportion to the ability of autonomous elaboration.