L-FIL-LET/14 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

The Course aims to transfer the most advanced Concepts of recent Literary Debate, and to verify the Critical Skills of the students. These goals will be verified through a written essay and a final oral exam, in the final perspective of Literary Teaching.

Course Structure

The whole Course is a reading and writing Lab; it is divided in two modules (18 hours each). Students will work either individually and in group.

Detailed Course Content

The First Part introduces to the Theory of Literature as a Form of Human and Cultural Communication. The Second Part focuses on the Double and The Sources of the Modern Self as a central Theme in Literary Tradition, from Antiquity to Modernity, in Theatre and Novel.

Textbook Information

Modulo ALiterature Today

Text: F. Bertoni, Letteratura. Teorie, metodi, strumenti, Carocci, pp. 3-286


Modulo B: - Doubling: a literary journey

Texts: Plauto, Anfitrione, Newton Compton; Vitale di Blois, Geta, in Commedie latine del XII e XII secolo, III, con cura e traduzione di F. Bertini, Istituto di filologia classica e medievale, Genova, pp. 139-242; Geta e Birria, in Novelle italiane. Il Duecento, il Trecento, il Quattrocento, a cura di L. Battaglia Ricci e L. Chiarini (di quest’ultimo sono edizione critica e introduzione), Garzanti, pp. XLVI-XLIX e 343-392; A. Manetti, La novella del Grasso legnaiuolo, a cura di S. Nigro e S. Grassia, Rizzoli; Molière, Anfitrione, Bompiani; Kleist, Anfitrione, Garzanti; H. James, L’angolo prediletto in Racconti di fantasmi, Einaudi, pp. 595-627; J. Conrad, Il compagno segreto, Rizzoli (Plautus reading is compulsory, such as, at least four texts of the remaining list chosen by the student).


Accompanying text: A. Scuderi, Il libertino in fuga. Genealogia di un modello culturale, Donzelli, pp. 1-184.


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

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