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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Course unit
ITALIAN LITERATURE (Iniziali cognome M-Z)
LE38104449, A.A. 2016/17

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ITALIAN LITERATURE
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-SU2294-000ZZ-2016-LE38104449-A1302
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge VALENTINA GALLO L-FIL-LET/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses L-FIL-LET/10 Italian Literature 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 1920 - Gallo 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GALLO VALENTINA (Presidente)
MOTTA ATTILIO (Membro Effettivo)
TOMASI FRANCO (Supplente)
7 1819 - Motta 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MOTTA ATTILIO (Presidente)
BIANCO FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
GALLO VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
RASI DONATELLA (Membro Effettivo)
TENUTA CARLO (Membro Effettivo)
BALDASSARRI GUIDO (Supplente)
6 1819 - Favaro 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 FAVARO FRANCESCA (Presidente)
GALLO VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
MOTTA ATTILIO (Supplente)
5 1819 - Gallo 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 GALLO VALENTINA (Presidente)
MOTTA ATTILIO (Membro Effettivo)
TOMASI FRANCO (Supplente)
4 1617 - Gallo 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 GALLO VALENTINA (Presidente)
MOTTA ATTILIO (Membro Effettivo)
RASI DONATELLA (Membro Effettivo)
BALDASSARRI GUIDO (Supplente)
3 1617 - Motta 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 MOTTA ATTILIO (Presidente)
BIANCO FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
GALLO VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
RASI DONATELLA (Membro Effettivo)
TENUTA CARLO (Membro Effettivo)
BALDASSARRI GUIDO (Supplente)
2 1718 - Gallo 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 GALLO VALENTINA (Presidente)
MOTTA ATTILIO (Membro Effettivo)
RASI DONATELLA (Membro Effettivo)
BALDASSARRI GUIDO (Supplente)
1 1718 - Motta 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 MOTTA ATTILIO (Presidente)
BIANCO FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
GALLO VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
RASI DONATELLA (Membro Effettivo)
TENUTA CARLO (Membro Effettivo)
BALDASSARRI GUIDO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Italian language
Understanding and skills of textual reformulation
Knowledge of the main movements of European literature and art.
Target skills and knowledge: The course of Italian Literature is specifically directed to a future linguistic and cultural mediator that moves in an international context; it aims to provide the knowledge needed to use the Italian identity in the exchange between different countries. The study of Italian literature is therefore complemented by a close comparison with other national literatures, in a perspective that alternates text analysis, the history of ideas and forms of Italian culture, and sociology of literature.
Examination methods: The exam (written and oral) will ascertain:
1) The knowledge of the main movements of the Italian and European literature from the Origins to Nineteenth century (The origins; the fourteenth century; Humanism and the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, the age of Arcadia, the Enlightenment, Neoclassicism , Romanticism, Decadence and Symbolism; Neorealism);
2) Knowledge of the life and works of the authors treated;
3) The textual competence (text analysis and commentary).
Assessment criteria: - Knowledge of the major literary movements and authors of the exam schedule;
- Understanding and commenting capabilities of the texts in the exam schedule;
- Ability to reflect on representation of 'the Other' in the travel literature;
- Ability to recognize various levels of meaning of the text (allegorical - literal - symbolic, etc.);
- Effectiveness and fairness of exposure;
- Critical skills.
Course unit contents: The course will address the theme of travel - real and allegorical - in Italian literature: the student discover the different meanings that the journey has played over time, from the classic to the contemporary world, including the ways in which it realizes the meeting of cultures different, the value of the 'discoveries' and their critical rethinking on ways to represent the 'other' and the condition of 'stranger', without forgetting the shapes and dynamics of literary travel writing.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Historical-critical introduction (lectures);
Reading and commentary of texts (lectures);
Seminar in English (the Swedish travelers in Italy at the end of the eighteenth century), 4 hours;
Additional notes about suggested reading: - At the beginning of the course the student will find the texts in the program on the e-learning platform.

Literary texts:
Modulo I.
Introduction.
Travel in ancient world and literary archetypes.

Modulo II. The Middle Ages
Marco Polo, Il milione: 68-69, 81-83.
Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia, Inf. I e XXVI;

Modulo III. Petrarca and the Humanism
Francesco Petrarca, Familiares IV, 1 e Rerum vulgarium fragmenta CLXXXIX;
Poggio Bracciolini, Epistulae, lett. a Niccolò Niccoli del V.1416;

Modulo III. The discoveries
Le relazioni di viaggio: Colombo, Pigafetta e la raccolta di G.B. Ramusio.
Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando furioso, canti I, XXXIV, 70-92 e XXXV, 1-2; Satire, I.
Torquato Tasso, Gerusalemme liberata, XV.
Galileo Galilei, Il Saggiatore, VI.
Giambattista Marino, Adone, X, 1-47.
Francesco Carletti, Ragionamenti del mio viaggio intorno al mondo, ragionamento I-III, in Viaggiatori del Seicento, a cura di M. Guglielminetti, Torino, Utet, 1967, pp. 65-92.
Giuseppe Parini, Il giorno: Mattino, 33-157;

Modulo III. The 'Grand Tour': the picturesque and sublime
Giuseppe Baretti, Lettere familiari a’ suoi tre fratelli… (lettura antologica);
Aurelio Bertola de’ Giorgi, Viaggio sul Reno e ne’ suoi contorni (lettura antologica);
Vittorio Alfieri, Vita: Giovinezza.IX;
Ugo Foscolo, dai Sonetti: Né mai più toccherò le sacre sponde e Un dì s’io non andrò sempre fuggendo;
Giacomo Leopardi, dai Canti: Ad Angelo Mai;

Modulo IV. The twentieth and the twenty-first centuries
Giovanni Pascoli, L’ultimo viaggio di Ulisse, in Id., Poemi conviviali;
Guido Gozzano, Verso la cuna del mondo. Lettere dall’India, edizione a cura di A. D’Aquino Creazzo, Firenze, Olschki, 1984, pp. 12-31;
Primo Levi, La tregua (lettura antologica);
Italo Calvino, Le cosmicomiche e Le città invisibili (letture antologiche);
A 'Travel Book' of the twentieth and twenty-first century chosen by the student.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Leed, Eric J., La mente del viaggiatoredall'Odissea al turismo globale. Bologna: il Mulino, 2006. (lettura antologica) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Fasano, Pino, Letteratura e viaggioPino Fasano. Roma \etc.!: GLF editori Laterza, 1999. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Di_Girolamo, Costanzo; Brioschi, Franco, Manuale di letteratura italianastoria per generi e problemia cura di Franco Brioschi e Costanzo Di Girolamo. Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, --. vol. II, pp. 449-454; vol. III, pp. 590-610; IV, 778-805 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Capodarca, Donatella, <<I >>viaggi nella narrativa. Modena: Mucchi, 1994. pp. 7-39 Cerca nel catalogo