Italian literature and culture [CInt A-L] (2020/2021)

Course code
4S002898
Name of lecturer
Anna Maria Salvade'
Coordinator
Anna Maria Salvade'
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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.

Syllabus

Travel literature in the Age of Enlightenment

The first part of the course will be devoted to a historical and critical introduction including the definition and the development of the genre, while the second part will involve reading and discussing extracts from travel literature (diaries, poems, reports, chronicles, short stories, letters). The analysis will be focused especially on the works of the most important XIX century italian travellers, open to European perspectives.

Additional material, a detailed program and precise bibliographical references will be published on the e-learning platform.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Ricciarda Ricorda La letteratura di viaggio in Italia. Dal Settecento a oggi Scholé 2019
Francesco Algarotti Viaggi di Russia Garzanti 2006 ottima anche l'edizione, sempre a cura di W. Spaggiari, della Bembo-Guanda (1991); bene anche qualsiasi altra edizione integrale, purché con introduzione e commento
Attilio Brilli Viaggi in corso. Aspettative, imprevisti, avventure del viaggio in Italia il Mulino 2004 In sostituzione del libro indicato, gli studenti solo liberi di scegliere un volume a scelta fra i numerosi testi dedicati da Attilio Brilli al viaggio. Solo a titolo di esempio: "Arte del viaggiare. Il viaggio materiale dal XVI al XIX secolo"; "Il petit tour. Itinerari minori del viaggio in Italia"; "Quando viaggiare era un’arte. Il romanzo del Grand Tour"; "Il viaggiatore immaginario. L’Italia degli itinerari perduti"; (con Simonetta Neri) Le viaggiatrici del Grand Tour; "Il viaggio in Italia. Storia di una grande tradizione culturale".
Vittorio Alfieri Vita Rizzoli 2004 o qualsiasi edizione integrale con introduzione e commento

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-travel

- The proof will be a oral exam will evaluate linguistic skills, the ability to critically discuss and textual analysis

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