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.
Starting from the analysis of some basic narratology elements and some of the most significant ideas of literature, the course intends to start a reflection on the rudiments of the "craft of writing" and the specular "trade of reading". In-depth studies on metaletteratura, on the unreliable narrator and on the relationship between language are planned
and new technologies.
In the second part, the main textual types will be codified: the narrative text, the newspaper article (chronicle, review, interview, inquiry, etc.), digital writing, the short essay, the degree thesis.
During the course three laboratory exercises will be carried out.
|Giorgio Bassani||Dietro la porta||Feltrinelli||2013||9788807880117|
|Franco Moretti||Il romanzo di formazione||Einaudi||1999||9788806151331||Solo per i non frequentanti: cap. I-II; Appendice ("La crisi del romanzo di formazione europeo, 1898-1914").|
|Italo Calvino||Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno||Mondadori||2016||9788804668039|
|Dacia Maraini||L'età del malessere||Einaudi||2006||9788806181673|
|Elsa Morante||L'isola di Arturo||Einaudi||2014||9788806222642||Passi scelti: lettura integrale del cap. I; del cap. II solo i primi due paragrafi ("Un pomeriggio d'inverno" e "Arrivo in tre"; ultimo paragrafo ("Il piroscafo") dell'ultimo capitolo.|
Written exam, aimed at ascertaining the theoretical knowledge acquired, the ability of textual analysis and the acquisition of skills aimed at a critical comment on the proposed contents. The biobibliographic profiles of the authors in the program will be evaluated.
The texts in the program are indicated according to the most recent editions and will be referred to during the comment that will be made during the course. If already in possession of the students, we can refer to other editions.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: online written exam.