Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0163 (AF:334484 AR:175424)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd 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 a 6 ECTS course.
This course offers a solid specialised training in the study of Italian poetry, by an approach to some important texts, that will be studied by many points of view, such as exegetical, stylistical, prosodical, rhetorical, critical methods. At the end of the course, students will know the chief tools for a metrical and stylistical lecture of poetical texts, that they could apply to any other Italian poetical text.
To be admitted to this course students must possess a good knowledge of Italian Language and of the chief notions of Prosody, Rhetorics and Stylistics.
Analysis of some exemplary texts of the Italian poetry of the twentieth century (first part).
Each lecture will consist of a critical and hystorical contextualization of a poet, and of a commentary based on stylistical, prosodical, rhetorical and linguistic aspects of the texts.
Referral text:
"Antologia della poesia italiana", directed by C. Segre and C. Ossola, "Novecento", first volume, Torino, Einaudi Tascabili

Critical essays:
N. Lorenzini, "La poesia italiana del Novecento", Bologna, il Mulino, 2018 (third edition).

Non-attending students must add the complete volume of Mengaldo quoted above:
P. V. Mengaldo, "Prima lezione di stilistica", Roma-Bari, Editori Laterza
The examination will start by a lecture of one of the texts 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.
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 31/10/2020