Italian Literature I

Course Information
TitleΙΤΑΛΙΚΗ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ Ι / Italian Literature I
Title in ItalianLetteratura Italiana 1
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006613

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

Registered students: 125
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureMandatory Elective Courses426

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
1. Very good knowledge of the Italian language. 2. Acquaintance with the basic principles of narratology.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course students must be able - to recognize a poetic or narrative text of the writers of the time under examination, - to apply the knowledge acquired in the field of poetics, stylistics, metrics and the historical-cultural framework to the literary analysis of a text of the time studied.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Detailed presentation of the most important representatives and currents of the literature of the centurie we focus on, with parallel references to the European literary context. Critical reading of the works of the authors we study.Brief overview of major literary movements in Italian prose and poetry of the 20th century. Anthology, textual analysis and interpretative approach of some of the most important Italian writers of the 20th century.
Montale, Ungaretti, Calvino, literary modernity
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
Communication with students is usually done through email or Zoom.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment351.4
Student Assessment
Based on the learning objectives, the teaching methods and the content of the course, we evaluate the student's knowledge of the history of Italian literature. 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)
  • early exams sessions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Da M.Santagata et alii, Il filorosso (ed. blu) il programma è consultabile sulla piattaforma elearning del corso di Letteratura italiana 1
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