Italian literature

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with a critical knowledge of the fundamental hubs of the Italian literary system, from the origins to the early nineteenth century, following the tradition and transformation of models, themes, forms.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have gained knowledge of the fundamental aspects and issues of Italian literature from its origins to the early nineteenth century, with a particular focus on the relationship between Italian literature and the political and cultural history of our country, also within the variety of geographical expressions found throughout the peninsula. The student will then be able to place genres, themes, poetics, authors and works against the background of the historical context, according to a correct periodization, and will have to become familiar with the tools (metric elements, rhetoric, theory of styles and narratology) and methodologies that allow them to analyze and interpret the texts, taking into account the modalities in their transmission and the main issues related to their philological definition.
Among the skills that the student will have to acquire will include the ability to understand literary texts; correctly grasp their thematic and formal aspects; place them in their respective contexts; read and understand contributions of literary nonfiction, focusing on critical and interpretive issues; communicate with clarity and fairness in oral and written exposition, making appropriate use of the lexicon of the discipline. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Literature, Philology and Linguistics will also be of great importance.
Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, in addition to procuring the material expressly indicated within the program or eventually put on Ariel, must contact the instructor preferably during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

A-L

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
All lessons will be held online.
All lessons, including synchronous lessons, will be recorded and made available on the Ariel website of the course.
All lessons can be downloaded or will take place at the time scheduled for lessons in attendance.
Students will be able to find all the information to access the lessons (links etc.) and any notices on the Ariel teaching site.
There will be no difference between attending and non-attending students.

The first lesson will take place in synchronous mode, through the Microsoft Teams platform, and will be dedicated to explaining the objectives and the method adopted in teaching, to illustrate the reference material for the preparation of the exam, the way the exam is conducted and the evaluation criteria, giving students the opportunity to ask questions about it.
The following lessons will alternate between asynchronous (prevailing) and synchronous modes.
The asynchronous lessons will consist of video lectures accessible through Ariel (in the "Videolezioni" section), which will illustrate the topics covered on the basis of PowerPoint that will be made available independently always on Ariel (in the "Teaching Materials" section). The lessons in synchronous mode will take place on Microsoft Teams and will take place approximately every three to four asynchronous lessons: on these occasions there will be a particular space for the analysis of texts or excerpts considered exemplary; these texts will be indicated first to the students, possibly providing useful materials for their critical examination; it will be possible to conduct a lesson that will contain both a part of frontal teaching and a part of interaction and comparison with the students.
During the course, students can also use the Forum on the Ariel site of the course to ask for clarifications.

The reference material (bibliography etc.) will not be modified.

If it is not possible to take the exam in the manner provided for in the Syllabus, the exam will take place in telematic form in the manner that will be communicated on the Ariel site of the course at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Course title: The Italian literary civilization: textual and historical-critical paths
Part A: From the Origins to the fifteenth/sixteenth Century: textual paths (the main works on which the study should focus are indicated in brackets):
- the poetry of the thirteenth century from the Sicilian School to the dolce stil novo;
- Dante (Rime, Vita nova and Commedia);
- Petrarch (Canzoniere);
- Boccaccio (Decameron)
- the literature of the fifteenth century: humanism, the Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici and Poliziano, Boiardo (Orlando innamorato);
- Bembo (Prose della vulgar lingua) and petrarchism;
- Castiglione (Il cortegiano) and the treatises of behavior.
Part B: From the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century: textual paths (the main works on which the study should focus are indicated in brackets):
- Guicciardini (Ricordi and Storia d'Italia);
- Ariosto (Orlando furioso);
- Tasso (Gerusalemme liberata);
- the poetry of Baroque (Adone of Marino);
- Galileo and the scientific revolution (Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi);
- the Lombard Enlightenment and Parini (Dei delitti e delle pene; Il Giorno);
- Foscolo (Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis and Dei sepolcri);
- Leopardi (Canti and Operette morali);
- Manzoni (Adelchi and Promessi sposi).
Part C: The literary and political work of Machiavelli.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
Also thanks to slide projections, lessons will focus on movements, authors and works and their cultural context; on the main critical problems of each topic, through quotations from critical essays and comparisons among different critical views; on tradition and reception of works and texts; on their most interesting formal aspects. All the materials will be available on ARIEL.
Analysis of the texts will start from the undestanding of their meaning, paying attention to the most important differences in interpretation, and will consider the prominent cultural and formal elements.
Part C will allow students to look at Machiavelli's works in the light of the historical context and the literary and philosphical tradition.
By using the booklet and anthology of Machiavelli's works students will become acquainted with commentaries on literary texts. Reading the book on Machiavelli will allow students to address some major critical issues posed by his work.
Non-attending students must use the materials expressly indicated in this program and will have to ask the teacher for advice either by e-mail or during office hours.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts A and C or B and C), with the related texts.
As for part A or B students must prepare subjects and texts thanks to a manual of their choice and to a booklet on sale at Cortina bookshop. Some manuals and anthologies are suggested here below:
- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, Einaudi;
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. by Andrea Battistini, il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato;
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher;
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti (Blue edition);
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher.
At the end of parts A and B students will find on ARIEL a detailed list of subjects and texts to be prepared.
For part C the student will have to use and prepare:
- All texts and apparatus included in Gian Mario Anselmi - Nicola Bonazzi, Niccolò Machiavelli, Mondadori University, 250 pp. (text also available in digital format);
- any other texts of Machiavelli's works that will be explained in class and that will be made available;
- the notes of the lessons;
- the following chapters and pages in Machiavelli, edited by Emanuele Cutinelli-Rendina and Raffaele Ruggiero, Carocci: cap. "Tra Firenze e l'Europa: i tempi e la vita di Niccolò Machiavelli", pp. 17-43; cap. 1, "Attività diplomatica e scritti politici fino al 1512", pp. 47-69; chap. 7, "Lingua e stile", pp. 185-201; chap. 9, "Umori" e "tumulti", pp. 225-243; chap. 10, "Machiavelli e la questione della guerra", pp. 245-264; chap. 11, "La religione", pp. 265-283.

Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts A, B and C) with the related texts.
As for parts A and B students must prepare subjects and texts thanks to a manual of their choice and to a booklet on sale at Cortina bookshop. Some manuals and anthologies are suggested here below:
- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, Einaudi;
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. by Andrea Battistini, il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato;
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher;
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti (Blue edition);
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher.
At the end of parts A and B students will find on ARIEL a detailed list of subjects and texts to be prepared.
For part C the student will have to use and prepare:
- All texts and apparatus included in Gian Mario Anselmi - Nicola Bonazzi, Niccolò Machiavelli, Mondadori University, 250 pp. (text also available in digital format);
- any other texts of Machiavelli's works that will be explained in class and that will be made available;
- the notes of the lessons;
- the following chapters and pages in Machiavelli, edited by Emanuele Cutinelli-Rendina and Raffaele Ruggiero, Carocci: cap. "Tra Firenze e l'Europa: i tempi e la vita di Niccolò Machiavelli", pp. 17-43; cap. 1, "Attività diplomatica e scritti politici fino al 1512", pp. 47-69; chap. 7, "Lingua e stile", pp. 185-201; chap. 9, "Umori" e "tumulti", pp. 225-243; chap. 10, "Machiavelli e la questione della guerra", pp. 245-264; chap. 11, "La religione", pp. 265-283.

Non-attending students:
Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts A and C or B and C), with the related texts. At the end of parts A and B students will find on ARIEL a detailed list of subjects and texts to be prepared.
As for part A or B students must prepare subjects and texts thanks to a manual of their choice and to a booklet on sale at Cortina bookshop. Some manuals and anthologies are suggested here below:
- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, Einaudi;
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. by Andrea Battistini, il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato;
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher;
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti (Blue edition);
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher.
For part C the student will have to use and prepare:
- All texts and apparatus included in Gian Mario Anselmi - Nicola Bonazzi, Niccolò Machiavelli, Mondadori University, 250 pp. (text also available in digital format);
- any other texts of Machiavelli's works that will be explained in class and that will be made available;
- the notes of the lessons;
- the following chapters and pages in Machiavelli, edited by Emanuele Cutinelli-Rendina and Raffaele Ruggiero, Carocci: cap. "Tra Firenze e l'Europa: i tempi e la vita di Niccolò Machiavelli", pp. 17-43; cap. 1, "Attività diplomatica e scritti politici fino al 1512", pp. 47-69; chap. 7, "Lingua e stile", pp. 185-201; chap. 9, "Umori" e "tumulti", pp. 225-243; chap. 10, "Machiavelli e la questione della guerra", pp. 245-264; chap. 11, "La religione", pp. 265-283.

Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts A, B and C). At the end of parts A and B students will find on ARIEL a detailed list of subjects and texts to be prepared.
As for parts A and B students must prepare subjects and texts thanks to a manual of their choice and to a booklet on sale at Cortina bookshop.
Some manuals and anthologies are suggested here below:
- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, Einaudi;
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. by Andrea Battistini, il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato;
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher;
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti (Blue edition);
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher.
For part C the student will have to use and prepare:
- All texts and apparatus included in Gian Mario Anselmi - Nicola Bonazzi, Niccolò Machiavelli, Mondadori University, 250 pp. (text also available in digital format);
- any other texts of Machiavelli's works that will be explained in class and that will be made available;
- the notes of the lessons;
- the following chapters and pages in Machiavelli, edited by Emanuele Cutinelli-Rendina and Raffaele Ruggiero, Carocci: cap. "Tra Firenze e l'Europa: i tempi e la vita di Niccolò Machiavelli", pp. 17-43; cap. 1, "Attività diplomatica e scritti politici fino al 1512", pp. 47-69; chap. 7, "Lingua e stile", pp. 185-201; chap. 9, "Umori" e "tumulti", pp. 225-243; chap. 10, "Machiavelli e la questione della guerra", pp. 245-264; chap. 11, "La religione", pp. 265-283.

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: The exam for 9 cfu consists of a preliminary written test on parts A and B and an oral test on part C. The exam for 6 cfu consists of an oral test on parts A and C or B and C. The written test is held in May or June 2021, September 2021 and January 2022; passing the written test is a prerequisite for the oral exam.
- Type of examination: written test with two open questions (a question on the authors, works or literary movements listed in the program, and a question which consists in the recognition, paraphrase and commentary of one of the texts in the program) and oral interrogation;
- Length of written examination: 90 minutes;
- As for the written test, the criteria used to assess student's performance are relevance, completeness and correctness; the ability to elaborate an organic and coherent response, to adopt the proper formal register and to employ the appropriate specialized lexicon, and, for the third question, to adequately render a text showing a satisfactory knowledge of the literary language will be considered. Oral test consists of an interview on fundamental topics of the work dealt with in part C: the student will have to demonstrate a full ability to paraphrase the text. The criteria used to assess student's performance are: ability to critically organize informations from lessons and bibliography; competence to comprehensively and effectively expose problems and questions using proper technical language.
- Type of evaluation method: Written tests will be graded sufficient, discreet, good, excellent and will be considered in the final overall grade, that will be expressed in the 30 grade point system; even if they do not pass the written test, students can be admitted to the oral test (provided that their assessment is not seriously inadequate).
- Number and types of assessment that contribute to the final evaluation: both written test and oral interrogation.
- Method of communication of the assessment results in case of written examinations: Ariel site.
- Informations on the program and on the exam will be provided in the first lesson of the course; a presentation will be available on Ariel where students will find specimen papers of previous written tests.

The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

M-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will be held remotely, mainly in asynchronous format (video lessons). Synchronous lessons (via Microsoft Teams) will take place every three-four asynchronous lessons, and will be divided into two parts (frontal teaching and interaction with students). Asynchronous lessons aim primarily at the acquisition of knowledge and specific language of the subject; synchronous lessons encourage the discussion with the teacher, in order to promote the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge. During synchronous lectures students can ask questions and requests for explanations and/or deepenings on the contents of the lessons.
The calendar of asynchronous and synchronous lessons will be published on Ariel at the beginning of the course. The first lesson will be held in synchronous form, and will be reserved for the presentation of the course and the teaching methods, and for the illustration of the program, the exam methods and the evaluation criteria.
All lessons, including the synchronous ones, will be recorded and made available on Ariel; they will take place at the scheduled time of frontal lessons. The slides projected during the lessons will also be made available on Ariel (in the section "Didactic materials").
On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme and its related documents (bibliography etc) in case of lockdown.
Finally, in case it proves impossible to hold the exam face to face (as is indicated in the programme), the exam will take place remotely, in ways which will be communicated on the course page on Ariel at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Italian literary civilization: textual and historical-critical itineraries

Part A (20 hours, 3 CFU): From the Origins to the Fifteenth Century: textual itineraries (the authors and the main literary works to study are the following):

The Religious Poetry, the Scuola Siciliana and the Tuscan Poetry of the Thirteenth Century; Stil novo; Dante (Rime, Vita nova and Commedia); Petrarca (Canzoniere, Trionfi); Boccaccio (Decameron); Humanism of the Fifteenth Century; the Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici and Poliziano (Stanze per la giostra); Boiardo (Orlando innamorato); Pulci (Morgante).

Part B (20 hours, 3 CFU): From the Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century: textual itineraries (the authors and the main literary works to study are the following):

The Petrarchism; Bembo (Prose della volgar lingua) Machiavelli (Il Principe); Castiglione (Cortegiano); Ariosto (Orlando furioso); Tasso (Gerusalemme liberata); Baroque Poetry (Marino, Adone); Galileo and the Scientific Revolution (Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo); Academy of Arcadia; the Lombard Enlightenment and Parini (Odi, Il Giorno); Foscolo (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis, Dei Sepolcri); Leopardi (Canti, Operette morali); Manzoni (Adelchi and Promessi sposi).

Part C (20 hours, 3 CFU): Literature and memory: Vittorio Alfieri's "Vita"
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. Lectures will be held remotely, according to the methods illustrated in the section Emergency phase teaching.
During the lessons, also thanks to the slides projection, will be illustrated the main notions to historically contextualize the authors, the literary works and movements. Attention will also be paid to the critical and interpretative aspects of each of the topics and texts examined; to the transmission and reception of the literary works; to the main formal aspects of the texts read and commented on. The reading of the texts will start from the paraphrase and then will be highlighted the most significant thematic and conceptual elements; this method will allow the student to approach the practice of commentary on literary texts.
The lessons dedicated to the "Vita" (part C) aim to illustrate the characters, forms and style of this autobiography; the relations with other literary works by Alfieri, with the historical and cultural context, with the critical reflections that this work has aroused.
The slides will be available on Ariel. Non-attending students have to obtain the materials indicated in this program and to contact the teacher via email or during reception hours.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:

- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts A and C), with their respective literary texts.
For part A, the student can freely choose which textbook of history of Italian literature to use. By way of example:

- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, Einaudi (or other textbooks by the same author, for example Storia della letteratura italiana, Mondadori Università);
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. Andrea Battistini, il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato;
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher;
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti;
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher.

Literary texts read in class and to be studied for the exam are available in this book: Materiali per il corso di Letteratura italiana, on sale, at the beginning of the course, at the Cortina Bookshop (via Festa del Perdono). It can be purchased by mail order.
Part C: complete reading of Vittorio Alfieri, Vita, introduction and commentary by Marco Cerruti, bio-bibliographical note by Luisa Ricaldone, Milano, Rizzoli, 1987 (or subsequent reprints; the latest is from 2018); or any other complete edition with commentary. In addition: 1) chapters XVI-XVII in Arnaldo Di Benedetto-Vincenza Perdichizzi, Alfieri, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2014, pp. 210-237. 2) Gino Tellini, Storia e romanzo dell'io nella «bizzarra mistura» della «Vita», in Alfieri in Toscana, Acts of the International Congress of Studies (Firenze, 19-21 October 2000), edited by Gino Tellini e Roberta Turchi, Firenze, Olschki, 2002, 2 voll., vol. I, pp. 203-219 (or the essay can be found here: Gino Tellini, Filologia e storiografia da Tasso al Novecento, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2002, pp. 11-28).
At the end of each teaching part, a detailed list of the topics and literary texts to study will be provided on Ariel.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts A, B, C), with their respective literary texts.
For parts A and B, the student can freely choose which textbook of history of Italian literature to use. By way of example:

- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, Einaudi (or other textbooks by the same author, for example Storia della letteratura italiana, Mondadori Università);
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. Andrea Battistini, il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato;
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher;
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti;
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher.

Literary texts read in class and to be studied for the exam are available in this book: Materiali per il corso di Letteratura italiana, on sale, at the beginning of the course, at the Cortina Bookshop (via Festa del Perdono). It can be purchased by mail order.
Part C: complete reading of Vittorio Alfieri, Vita, introduction and commentary by Marco Cerruti, bio-bibliographical note by Luisa Ricaldone, Milano, Rizzoli, 1987 (or subsequent reprints; the latest is from 2018); or any other complete edition with commentary. In addition: 1) chapters XVI-XVII in Arnaldo Di Benedetto-Vincenza Perdichizzi, Alfieri, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2014, pp. 210-237. 2) Gino Tellini, Storia e romanzo dell'io nella «bizzarra mistura» della «Vita», in Alfieri in Toscana, Acts of the International Congress of Studies (Firenze, 19-21 October 2000), edited by Gino Tellini e Roberta Turchi, Firenze, Olschki, 2002, 2 voll., vol. I, pp. 203-219 (or the essay can be found here: Gino Tellini, Filologia e storiografia da Tasso al Novecento, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2002, pp. 11-28).
At the end of each teaching part, a detailed list of the topics and literary texts to study will be provided on Ariel.

Non-attending students:

- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts A and C), with their respective literary texts.
For part A, the student can freely choose which textbook of history of Italian literature to use. By way of example:

- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, Einaudi (or other textbooks by the same author, for example Storia della letteratura italiana, Mondadori Università);
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. Andrea Battistini, il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato;
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher;
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti;
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher.

Literary texts read in class and to be studied for the exam are available in this book: Materiali per il corso di Letteratura italiana, on sale, at the beginning of the course, at the Cortina Bookshop (via Festa del Perdono). It can be purchased by mail order.
Part C: complete reading of Vittorio Alfieri, Vita, introduction and commentary by Marco Cerruti, bio-bibliographical note by Luisa Ricaldone, Milano, Rizzoli, 1987 (or subsequent reprints; the latest is from 2018); or any other complete edition with commentary. In addition: 1) chapters XVI-XVII in Arnaldo Di Benedetto-Vincenza Perdichizzi, Alfieri, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2014, pp. 210-237. 2) Gino Tellini, Storia e romanzo dell'io nella «bizzarra mistura» della «Vita», in Alfieri in Toscana, Acts of the International Congress of Studies (Firenze, 19-21 October 2000), edited by Gino Tellini e Roberta Turchi, Firenze, Olschki, 2002, 2 voll., vol. I, pp. 203-219 (or the essay can be found here: Gino Tellini, Filologia e storiografia da Tasso al Novecento, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2002, pp. 11-28). 3) this volume: Gabriella Fenocchio, Alfieri, Bologna, il Mulino, 2012.
At the end of each teaching part, a detailed list of the topics and literary texts to study will be provided on Ariel.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts A, B, C), with their respective literary texts.
For parts A and B, the student can freely choose which textbook of history of Italian literature to use. By way of example:

- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, Einaudi (or other textbooks by the same author, for example Storia della letteratura italiana, Mondadori Università);
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. Andrea Battistini, il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato;
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher;
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti;
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher.

Literary texts read in class and to be studied for the exam are available in this book: Materiali per il corso di Letteratura italiana, on sale, at the beginning of the course, at the Cortina Bookshop (via Festa del Perdono). It can be purchased by mail order.
Part C: complete reading of Vittorio Alfieri, Vita, introduction and commentary by Marco Cerruti, bio-bibliographical by Luisa Ricaldone, Milano, Rizzoli, 1987 (or subsequent reprints; the latest is from 2018); or any other complete edition with commentary. In addition: 1) chapters XVI-XVII in Arnaldo Di Benedetto-Vincenza Perdichizzi, Alfieri, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2014, pp. 210-237. 2) Gino Tellini, Storia e romanzo dell'io nella «bizzarra mistura» della «Vita», in Alfieri in Toscana, Acts of the International Congress of Studies (Firenze, 19-21 October 2000), edited by Gino Tellini e Roberta Turchi, Firenze, Olschki, 2002, 2 voll., vol. I, pp. 203-219 (or the essay can be found here: Gino Tellini, Filologia e storiografia da Tasso al Novecento, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2002, pp. 11-28). 3) this volume: Gabriella Fenocchio, Alfieri, Bologna, il Mulino, 2012.
At the end of each teaching part, a detailed list of the topics and literary texts to study will be provided on Ariel.

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam, for 6 CFU (A, C); written exam (A, B) and oral exam (C) for 9 CFU. The written exam is held in January, June, September 2021; to pass the written exam is a necessary requirement to access to the oral exam. During the first lesson will be shown some examples of written exam assigned during the academic year 2018-2019 (they will be available also on Ariel).
- Type of examination: 1. written exam with open questions (two questions: the first is based on a author, or on a literary work or a movement that are part of the exam program; the second consists in the recognition, paraphrase and short commentary of a text in the exam program); 2. oral interrogation.
- Length of written examination: 90 minutes.
- Evaluation criteria: the written exam will be evaluated according to the criteria of efficacy, clarity, exhaustiveness and correctness. It will be evaluated also the capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; the capacity for critical reflection on the literary works; the quality of exposition; the competence in the use of specialised lexicon and of the right formal register. In the second question, the student must demonstrate a full ability on the text paraphrase. The oral exam consists in the critical discussion on fundamental aspects of the literary work analyzed in the part C. The object of the evaluation will be the ability to organize critically and discursively the knowledge derived from the lessons and the study of the bibliography, and the ability to expose issues using specialist language.
- Type of evaluation method: the written exam, if positive, will be evaluated with a judgment (sufficient, discreet, good, excellent); the final evaluation, in 30s, will be assigned at the end of the oral exam. The student who has not passed the written exam can repeat it in one of the following sessions or take orally the exam on parts A and B, if the written exam isn't seriously insufficient or unclassifiable.
- The final evaluation will be determined by the average evaluations of written and oral exam.
- Method of communication of the assessment results in case of written examinations: Ariel.

The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
Thursday 2.45-5.45 p.m.
Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics, Unit of Modern Studies, first floor (until further notice: online, via Microsoft Teams https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a368ad2fb165349c6841ed2a7d1ead903%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId