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.
The course aims to investigate the evolution of the genre of the epistolary novel in Italy between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
After a first overview aimed at outlining the birth of the genre in Italy and in Europe, through the study of the major critical contributions and the anthological reading of some exemplary texts, the course will focus on three emblematic texts of our tradition: Storia di una capinera, by Giovanni Verga; Before Dying, by Marchesa Colombi and Allegory of November, by Aldo Palazzeschi.
|Aldo Palazzeschi||Allegoria di novembre, in Id., Tutti i romanzi, a cura e con introduzione di Gino Tellini e con un saggio di Luigi Baldacci||Milano, Mondadori||2005|
|Laurent Versini||Le romain épistolaire||Paris, PUF||1979|
|Marchesa Colombi||Prima morire, a cura di Riccardo Reim||Milano, Otto/NOvecento,||2014|
|Giovanni Verga||Storia di una capinera||Milano, Feltrinelli||2015|
Written exam, consisting of two open questions, one of which will surely be a textual analysis of a previously studied work.
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