LETTERATURA DEL MERIDIONE D’ITALIA

L-FIL-LET/10 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

GIUSEPPE TRAINA


Learning Objectives

Knowledge and understandig: Knowledge of fundamental data of the southern Italian literary civilization of the twentieth century; learning of philological and critical-literary research methodologies, with particular regard to the ability to critically analyze the literary text.

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 judgement: 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 seminars with other teachers and, if possible, by tests in progress.



Detailed Course Content

History and interiority in the Sicilian novel between the 20th and 21st centuries



Textbook Information

  1. Six novels to choose from:
    1. Elio Vittorini, Conversazione in Sicilia, Bompiani
    2. Vitaliano Brancati, Il bell’Antonio, Mondadori
    3. Luisa Adorno, L’ultima provincia, Sellerio
    4. Leonardo Sciascia, A ciascuno il suo, Adelphi
    5. Gesualdo Bufalino, Diceria dell’untore, Bompiani
    6. Vincenzo Consolo, Nottetempo, casa per casa, Mondadori
    7. Giuliana Saladino, Romanzo civile, Sellerio
    8. Santo Piazzese, Il soffio della valanga, Sellerio
    9. Silvana Grasso, Disìo, Marsilio-Feltrinelli
    10. Giorgio Vasta, Il tempo materiale, Minimum Fax
  2. Critical texts:
    1. Nunzio Zago, «Un’isola non abbastanza isola». I siciliani fra gli scrittori d’Italia (in Studium)
    2. Marina Paino, Geocritica di un mito insulare (in Studium)



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