Italian Literature (2008/2009)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00741
Name of lecturer
Gian Paolo Marchi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Mar 2, 2009 al May 30, 2009.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  
Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5 from Mar 3, 2009  to Apr 30, 2009
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  

Learning outcomes

The main aim of the course is to deepen the study of Italian Literature (texts, methods, topics, forms and contents), through the analysis of a representative work.

Syllabus

History of Italian literature. Analysis of a representative texts of Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio.

2) “La monaca di Monza” from «Fermo e Lucia» to «I Promessi sposi». Printing history.
This course is design to give students a general description of Manzoni’s poetics. Particular attention will be given to historical source for the story of the “Monaca di Monza”, through an analysis of the narrative choices from «Fermo e Lucia» to «I Promessi sposi».



Bibliography
1) Introduction.
MARIO POZZI - ENRICO MATTIODA, Introduzione alla letteratura italiana. Istituzioni, periodizzazioni, strumenti, Torino, UTET, 2006.
DANTE ALIGHIERI, Commedia, (a commented edition): Inferno, canti I, V and VI; Purgatorio, canto VI; Paradiso, canto VI.
FRANCESCO PETRARCA, Canzoniere (Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta), (a commented edition): Voi ch’ascoltate in rime sparse il suono (1); Chiare, fresche et dolci acque (126); Italia mia, benché ’l parlar sia indarno (128).
GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, Decameron, (a commented edition): Bergamino (I, 7); Lisabetta da Messina (IV, 5); Frate Cipolla (VI, 10).

2) “La monaca di Monza” from «Fermo e Lucia» to «I Promessi sposi». Printing history.
Lettura integrale de I promessi sposi (a commented edition).
MANZONI ALESSANDRO, La Signora. Storia della monaca di Monza, by G. Di Rienzo, Milano, Bur, 2001.
GIAN PAOLO MARCHI, Per la monaca di Monza, e altre ricerche intorno a Manzoni, Verona, Libreria Editrice Universitaria, 1993.
The students can also read a biographical and critical profile of Alessandro Manzoni in GINO TELLINI, Manzoni, Roma, Salerno, 2007.

Assessment methods and criteria

The oral examination will check the knowledge of literary history and will particularly test the reading and analysis of texts. At the end of the course a precise indication of the texts which must be studied, with a list of questions which can be asked during the examination will be given to the students.

Teaching aids

Documents