L-FIL-LET/10 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Knowledge and understanding: Knowledge of the fundamental elements of Italian literature; acquisition of philological research methodologies and literary criticism methodologies, with a special focus on the ability to analyse literary texts critically.

Applying knowledge and understanding: Ability to consider literary texts critically; ability to connect elements of one’s own culture with those of other cultures; ability to orient oneself within the printed and online bibliography; ability to link competences in an interdisciplinary fashion.

Making judgements: Critical ability to combine literary competences acquired in an interdisciplinary fashion and to interpret different sociolinguistic and cultural domains from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective.

Communication skills: Ability to present the results of one’s study in complex ways; ability to discuss literary contents effectively and critically.

Learning skills: Development of autonomous learning skills in studying the literary materials of the course with the aim of interacting with diverse interlocutors and in different working environments.

Course Structure

The lectures will be supplemented by exercises and tests in progress and by seminars with other teachers.

Detailed Course Content

1) Analysis of the literary text.

2) The idea of Italy in the foundation of the unitary state, between literature and history.

Textbook Information

1) L. Chines-C. Varotti, Che cos’è un testo letterario, Carocci.

2) Stefano Jossa, L'Italia letteraria, il Mulino.

3) Edmondo De Amicis, Cuore, Einaudi or BUR Rizzoli or Feltrinelli.

4) Giuseppe Mazzini, Repubblica, Mimesis.

5) Fulvio Conti, Il Sommo italiano. Dante e l'identità della nazione, Carocci (the book will be studied by those who want to take the test in itinere).

6) The texts of Dante, Petrarca, Foscolo and Leopardi can be read in any edition, including scholastic ones, as long as they are well commented. We strongly advise against using Internet sites where poems are often misrepresented and accompanied by comments full of errors.

7) The selected pages by Manzoni, De Roberto, Verga, Nievo, Carducci, Pascoli, d'Annunzio and Pirandello will be available on the Studium platform.

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