CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE (UNIT B)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to endow students with literary-historical background (with particular attention to poetic production), as regards the publishing of Canti Orfici; the analytical interpretation of individual texts, focusing on subsequent and divergent acquisitions, discussions and criticism about Campana and his poetry. Last but not the least, the acquisition of a critical understanding of the relationship between the so-called "major" and the so-called "minor" authors.
Course contents summary
Canti Orfici by Dino Campana.
Critical (textual and historical) review of one of the most important books of the Twentieth-Century Italian poetry, i.e. Canti Orfici (1914) by Dino Campana (1885 to 1932).
Recommended edition: Dino Campana, Canti Orfici, an introduction and commentary by Fiorenza Ceragioli, Vallecchi, Firenze, 1985.
Further information (concerning additional editions of Canti, along with the critical interventions over time) will be set during the course.
Lectures with regular reference to the texts.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination: ascertaining the appropriate text understanding and critical interpretational skills.