Course Information
Title in ItalianLetteratura Europea
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006859

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course students must be able - to identify the common or similar literary elements that develop in the works of the authors examined, on the basis of the knowledge acquired in the poetics, stylistics and cultural framework of the period to have acquired the concept of the supranational dimension of literature through the comparative analysis of the works.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to the concept of European literature. 2. Introduction to the Naturalism. The French Naturalism (E.Zola) - The reception of the Naturalism in the italian and greek literature - The italian Verism and the writers - The greek Ithografy and the writers.
European Literature - Naturalism - Verism - Ithography
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Bibliographic research and teaching can be done through ICT. Communication with students is done via email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment461.8
Student Assessment
Student performance is assessed with a final oral examination. Students who plan to attend class regularly have the option of taking two progress tests during the semester; if successful, they are relieved of the final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • progress tests (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Didier, Β., Lineamenti di Letteratura europea, vol. 1, Roma, Armando. Σελιδες: 7-18, 21-27, 53-65, 113-125. Santagata et alii, Il filorosso vol. 2 (3° tomo) Σελιδες: 4-6, 10-15, 19-22, 52-61, 72-74,120-138, 344-345, 351-363, 379-382. Ferronι, G., Storia della letteratura italiana. Dall'Ottocento al Novecento. Mondadori, Milano, pp.405-434, 436-441. Βαρελάς Λ., Ηθογραφία, in Λεξικό νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, Πατάκη 2008, pp.796-797. Vitti, M., Ο ρεαλισμός στην ηθογραφία από ειδυλλιακό βαυκάλημα σε κοινωνική καταγγελία, in Ιδεολογική λειτουργία της ελληνικής ηθογραφίας, Κέδρος 1991, pp.37-96. Vitti, M., Storia della letteratura neogreca, Roma, Carocci 2001, pp.221-224. Μερακλής, Μ. - Παραδείση, Γ., Παπαδιαμάντης Αλέξανδρος in Λεξικό νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, Πατάκη 2008, pp.1699-1701. Μερακλής, Μ., Λυσσάρη Χ., Καρκαβίτσας Ανδρέας n Λεξικό νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, Πατάκη 2008, pp.1038-1039. Macrì, G. Introduzione al Naturalismo in Europa, ETPBooks, Atene 2023. Ulteriore bibliografia sarà fornite durante le lezioni.
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