Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT0180 (AF:369571 AR:199184)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Class 2
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The course is inserted between the basic disciplines common to the Program of Study and aims to provide an adequate critical knowledge of Italian literature and the fundamental tools for the textual interpretation. The teaching activity aims to start an analysis historically and philologically aware of the literary texts, founded on the mastery of the technical language.
The achievement of these instructional goals allows the student to acquire the bases for an in-depth learning of the culture and society of the triennial languages developing the skills of comparison and evaluation.
By the end of the course the student will know the historical and cultural context of the Italian literary civilization and will know how to correctly use a specialistic lexicon of base. 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 operating comparisons between texts also belonging to the European literature, to formulate a reasoned judgment of value.
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.
The frontier between East and West in the humanistic-renaissance chivalric poem.
The religious opposition of the "Chanson de Roland" is replaced in Italian Renaissance epics by a value system that no longer coincides completely with the frontier between the Christian West and the Islamic East.
The texts analyzed in class will be uploaded on the University’s “Moodle” e-learning platform.
Critical Bibliography:
R. Bruscagli, "Incontrare il nemico. La "gran bontà" degli antichi cavalieri", in "Studi cavallereschi", Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2003, pp. 199-234;
A. Pagliardini, "Cristiani e pagani nell'epica cavalleresca italiana", in "Carte di viaggio. Studi di lingua e letteratura italiana", I, 2008, pp. 35-58;
J.A. Cavallo, "Il mondo oltre l'Europa nei poemi di Boiardo e Ariosto", Bruno Mondadori, 2017.
The final verification of learning consists in an oral exam of about 30 minutes on the topics discussed and in-depth on the texts. The student must show to know the historical and cultural context, object of the course, to be able to frame, analyze and comment appropriately the texts and to be able to expose correctly and clearly the contents.
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.
The course will use lecture-style presentation with multimedia support (Word and Power Point with the video projector).
The didactic materials used to lesson will be available on the e-learning platform "Moodle" of University, where self-assessment tests will be inserted.
A booking system has been set up to access the LT0180 Italian Literature course (link: ). The deadline for booking classes is 30 October 2022.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Last update of the programme: 07/09/2022