L-FIL-LET/11 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The Italian Contemporary Literature course (Level II) aims to provide an articulated methodological approach to texts and authors of the Italian literature of the twentieth century, according to philological, intertextual and thematic perspectives. In particular, this year's course focuses on Pirandello's novel, as an ideal case to bring up issues related to the philology of printed texts; to grasp the intertextuality that is in the background of great literayure; to address the issues of a complex and decisive textual hermeneutics for contemporary Italian and European literature.

Course Structure

The course includes lectures, workshops and seminars.

Detailed Course Content

Pirandello’s Roman in European Culture. The monographic study will focus on Il fu Mattia Pascal. Two seminars are planned: one on Quaderni di Serafino Gubbio Operatore, another on contemporary Italian poetry.

Textbook Information

The student will read two Pirandello Novels:


The course requires reading:

The student will also read:

And a book chosen from:


For further information, the student will be able to draw freely from the following bibliography:


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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