Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0463 (AF:353920 AR:190552)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
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The course belongs to the master's degree program in Italian Philology and Literature. Its purpose is to deepen the critical knowledge of Italian literature of the nineteenth century and that of the fundamental tools for textual interpretation, so as to provide students with the necessary skills to contextualize the authors examined, to analyze the texts to rhetorical and stylistic level and achieve the capacity to interpret them in a reasonably autonomous way.
By the end of this course, the student will have acquired extensive knowledge and advanced skills in the methodological field related to 19th century Italian literature, and a developed awareness of the plurality of critical-methodological approaches to the text, with particular attention to the rhetorical-stylistic processes. In fact, it is expected to be able to understand, to analyze and to interpret the literary texts object of the course with the appropriate methods and tools, to identify and to examine themes, topics and ideas developed by the treated authors, to organize the contents in appropriate synthesis.
To adequately follow the lessons, the student must possess the essential lines of the history of Italian literature and easily move between the texts and the authors of greater importance, recognize the formal and linguistic aspects of a text, have a good knowledge of the Italian language written and oral.
Giovanni Pascoli: the language of poetry.
Not the language of Pascoli's poetry, but the language of poetry "tout court": the module aims to analyze Pascoli's linguistic experimentation as his research into the language of poetry as a 'lost language', 'a priori' towards which he has always tends the experience of poets.


G. Pascoli, "Poesie". Scelta dei testi e introduzione di L. Baldacci. Note di M. Cucchi, Milano, Garzanti, 2000;
P. V. Mengaldo, "Antologia pascoliana", Roma, Carocci, 2014.

M. Castoldi, "Pascoli", Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011.
G. Contini, Il linguaggio di Pascoli", in "Varianti e altra linguistica", Torino, Einaudi, 1970, pp. 219-245.

Students not attending lessons will read also: G. Debenedetti, "Pascoli: la 'rivoluzione inconsapevole'", Milano, Garzanti, 1979 and subsequent reprints.

The examination is oral, and aims to be assured in the mastery of the topics addressed in class, the ability to frame, understand and analyze the texts that have been presented in class, the knowledge of the secondary bibliography assigned.
The evaluation criteria respond to different skill levels: from the minimum level of correct understanding of the meanings and the elements of historical-cultural contextualization of the literary texts at the highest level of knowledge deepened of the contents and the ability of critical reorganization of the same and of excellent exhibition competence.
Lectures: discussion of historical-literary and theoretical issues and analysis of the texts to be studied.
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 20/10/2021