Academic year
2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0347 (AF:308170 AR:170258)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
3rd Term
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The course takes part of the core educational activities of the Master's Degree programme in Italian Philology and Literature, as the first part of two (ECTS course 6, total ECTS 12). It takes part too of intersciplinary related or additional studies of the Bachelor’s Degree programme in History (code FM0347) and in Philosophy (code FM0347).
This course offers a solid specialised training in the study of Italian literature of the XIVth century, by an approach to a foundamental poetical text, for Italian and European litterature, as the "Commedia" of Dante Alighieri (defined "divina" by posterity). This first part of the course will concerne cantos 1-17 of the "Inferno". The "Commedia" will be studied by many points of view. At the end of the course, students would be able to explain carefully the verses of Dante; to identify formal peculiarity of texts; to link the "Commedia" with Classical, Romance and Italian texts.
Knowledge of Dante's life and works, and of the main historical events of the period he lived is supposed.
To be admitted to this course students must possess a good knowledge of Italian Language.
Reading and commentary of Dante's "Inferno" (first part, cantos 1-17).
Referral text:
DANTE ALIGHIERI, "Commedia. Inferno", with the commentary of S. Bellomo, Torino, Einaudi, 2013.
S. BELLOMO, "Filologia e critica dantesca". New revised edition, Brescia, La Scuola, 2012.
Non-attending students must add the following essay to the programme: G. Contini, "Un'idea di Dante", Torino, Einaudi, 1976 (or reprints).
The examination will start by a lecture of a passage of the "Inferno", selected among the cantos presented during the course; students must explicate it literaly and give a commentary on it. Other questions will concern texts quoted on the Bibliography.
Students must demonstrate to have well understood the contents of the course and to have joint a personal critical ability.
Teacher will do lectures and use multimedial didactical tools.

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Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 03/11/2019