Contemporary Italian Literature (2011/2012)

Course code
4S02390
Name of lecturer
Lorenzo Carpane'
Coordinator
Lorenzo Carpane'
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/11 - CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1A dal Oct 3, 2011 al Nov 13, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:50 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Friday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  

Learning outcomes

Main purpose is for students to obtain:
basic knowledge of the history of Italian contemporary literature
basic knowledge of the tools of Italian studies (psychoanalytic, sociological, stylistic criticism)
knowledge of some major works of Italian contemporary literature
capacity of de-coding literary texts
capacity of interpreting literary texts

Syllabus

Main theme will be: For a research of the meaning: poety, life, self care»
Lessons will cover:
Literary and cultural history: periods, problems, themes, texts
The tools of literary studies: how to understand and interpret literary texts
Text and context
The formative value of literature and of literary criticism
Comparatistics
These subjects will be dealt by discussing the theme: Reading and readers in Calvino’s «Trilogy»


Literary texts:

Reading, analysis and interpretation of italian poetry of XIXth and XXth century.

Texts will be taken from the following volumes:

Poeti italiani del Novecento, a cura di P.V. Mengaldo, Milano, Mondadori, 2005 (Oscar Mondadori)
Antologia della poesia italiana. VII. L’Ottocento, Torino, Einaudi, 2005.


Essays

Alberto Casadei – Marco Santagata, Manuale di letteratura italiana, Bari, Laterza, 2007, pp. 1-88; 117-163; 177-187; 203-278; 305-389.

Luigina Mortari, La pratica dell’aver cura, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2006, cap. 5 (L’essenza dell’aver cura), pp. 111-152.
Romano Luperini, Insegnare la letteratura oggi, Lecce, Manni, 2002 cap. 8 (Scrittura e lettura, commento e interpretazione), pp. 104-114.

Platone, Simposio, capp. XXVI-XXVII

Abraham B. Yehoshua, Il potere terribile di una piccola colpa. Etica e letteratura, Torino, Einaudi, 2000 (Prefazione, pp. VII-XXII e cap. I, pp. 5-17).

Adam B. Seligman, La scommessa della modernità. L’autorità, il sé e la trascendenza, Roma, Meltemi, 2002 (Introduzione, pp. 13-30: disponibili per la lettura anche in google books)


Notes from lessons

Other texts could will be given during the lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exams, questions with free answers. No difference is considered between students who did and did not attend lessons.