Italian Literature [Cognomi M-Z] (2017/2018)

Course code
4S00741
Name of lecturer
Cristina Cappelletti
Coordinator
Cristina Cappelletti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semester 1 dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at introducing the students to the study of Italian literary by analyzing an author, a definite historical period or a theme who are historically significant, mostly for the comparison with the literary foreign traditions.

Syllabus

- Introduction to the Italian literature of the eighteenth century. The student will be know the main lines of Italian literary history in the eighteenth century, with particular reference to the authors and the genres taught during the lesson.
- Birth and dissemination of consumer goods in the 18th century: journalism, novel, comedy, opera theater, particularly in Venice, there is a rapid and fortunate dissemination of journalism, not just the learned, of the novel, which - though not achieving the results of the European novel coevo - still has its fortune, even editorial. The eighteenth century is the century of the reform of the comedic and widely spread European theater of the melodrama. The course intends to show the developments in consumer literature, through the analysis of some significant texts, with particular attention to their fortune in the European context.
- Introduction to the Italian literature of the eighteenth century. The student will be know the main lines of Italian literary history in the eighteenth century, with particular reference to the authors and the genres taught during the lesson.
- Birth and dissemination of consumer goods in the 18th century: journalism, novel, comedy, opera theater, particularly in Venice, there is a rapid and fortunate dissemination of journalism, not just the learned, of the novel, which - though not achieving the results of the European novel coevo - still has its fortune, even editorial. The eighteenth century is the century of the reform of the comedic and widely spread European theater of the melodrama. The course intends to show the developments in consumer literature, through the analysis of some significant texts, with particular attention to their fortune in the European context.


Reference
- Alberto Beniscelli, Il Settecento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005.
- Carlo Goldoni, La locandiera, qualsiasi edizione commentata (Marsilio, Mondadori, Einaudi).
- Lorenzo da Ponte, Memorie. I libretti mozartiani, introduzione di Giuseppe Armani, Milano, Garzani, 2014 (Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro).
- A silloge of journalistic and novel texts will be made available to students on the course page during the lesson period. The course notes and the lesson slides (which will be available to students at the end of the course) are an integral part of the program.


Program for non-attendants
Non-attending students will be able to integrate this program with the following critical texts:
- Martino Capucci, La prosa narrativa, memorialistica e di viaggio. Avventurieri e poligrafi. Letterati, critici, polemisti, in Storia della letteratura italiana, diretta da Enrico Malato, vol. VI, Il Settecento, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 1998, pp. 705-55 (solo nelle parti indicate a lezione).
- Gian Paolo Marchi, La prosa del Settecento. Il teatro, in Storia della letteratura italiana, diretta da Enrico Malato, vol. X, La tradizione dei testi, coordinato da Claudio Ciociola, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2001, pp. 995-1038 (solo nelle parti indicate a lezione).
- Franca Angelini, «La Locandiera» di Carlo Goldoni, in Letteratura italiana, diretta da Alberto Asor Rosa, vol. II, Le opere. Dal Cinquecento al Settecento, Torino, Einaudi, 1993, pp. 1103-1119.
- Franca Angelini, «Il Dissoluto punito, o sia Il Don Giovanni» di Lorenzo Da Ponte, in Letteratura italiana, diretta da Alberto Asor Rosa, vol. II, Le opere. Dal Cinquecento al Settecento, Torino, Einaudi, 1993, pp. 1213-1219.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Alberto Beniscelli Il Settecento il Mulino 2005 978-88-15-10630-8
Carlo Goldoni La locandiera, qualsiasi edizione commentata Marsilio, Mondadori, Einaudi 2010
Lorenzo da Ponte Memorie. I libretti mozartiani Garzanti 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, that will be articulated in three open-ended questions with a limited number of lines. One of the questions will concern the commentary on a piece of work that was examined during the course; the other questions will concern the concepts discussed in the bibliography above.
Exam duration: 120 minutes.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018