Italian literature and culture [Tur] (2018/2019)

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Name of lecturer
Luca Bragaja
Luca Bragaja
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To acquire knowledge about:
- authors, works, texts and cultural or literary contexts; some texts among the most important for the national literary identity
- resources needed to comprehend and interpretate texts
- the theme of the relationship between writing and landscape

To acquire competences in:
- reading poetry, also in an intertextual view

At the end of the course students will be able to put the texts known in the adequate cultural context, and to analyze them focusing on the main formal aspects, main themes and the dynamic relationship that connects these two levels


Places of Poetry. Poetical writing, biography and landscape in some main figures and moments of Italian literature. Authors: Petrarca, Dante, Leopardi, Campana, Ungaretti, Montale, Saba, Caproni, Sereni, Zanzotto

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
P. Traverso - L. Surdich Genova ch'è tutto dire. Immagini per “Litania” di Giorgio Caproni il canneto editore 2011
Dino Campana La Verna alba pratalia 2009
A. Zanzotto Luoghi e paesaggi Bompiani 2013 Integrabile o sostituibile con: A. Zanzotto, Ascoltando dal prato. Divagazioni e ricordi, a c. di G. Ioli, interlinea 2011
A. Ara - C. Magris Trieste. Un'identità di frontiera Einaudi 2007 Integrabile o sostituibile con J. Morris, Trieste o del nessun luogo, il Saggiatore 2013
V. Sereni Un posto di vacanza e altre poesie All'insegna del pesce d'oro 1994 Integrabile o sostituibile con scritti dell'autore forniti dal docente e con: V. Sereni, Il grande amico. Poesie 1935-1981, BUR 2004

Assessment methods and criteria

Target: to check the possess of knowledges and competences acquired during the course

Contents: texts read and analyzed during the course; cultural and biographical contexts involved in texts' genesis; theme aspects concerning the connection writing-biography-landscape

The proof will be a written text (2 hours)

Evaluation: the mark will be expressed out of 30 (thirties)