Italian Literature [Cognomi A-L] (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Cristina Cappelletti
Cristina Cappelletti
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I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce to the study of Italian literature through the analysis of significant works especially considering their relationships with foreign literary tra-ditions. At the end of the course the stu-dent will be able to - contextualize, under-stand and comment on a literary text; - move with competence in the framework of the Italian literary tradition and its main thematic and formal characteristics, with attention to the intersections with the Eu-ropean literature.


Boccaccio's Decameron: culture, literature, reality, legal issues and narrative strategies.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Giovanni Boccaccio Decameron, introduzione, note e repertorio di Cose (e parole) del mondo di Amedeo Quondam ; testo critico e nota al testo a cura di Maurizio Fiorilla ; Schede introduttive e notizia bibliografica di Giancarlo Alfano BUR 2013 978-88-17-06326-5
Sebastiana Nobili (a cura di); Gian Mario Anselmi (introduzione) Giovanni Boccaccio Unicopli 2014 978-88-400-1749-5
Francesco Bausi Leggere il Decameron il Mulino 2017 978-88-15-26763-4 Obbligatorio per i non frequentanti

Assessment methods and criteria

The main aim of this course is to give an introduction to the history of the Italian literature through the direct analysis of a corpus of texts on issues of particular interests.