Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT0180 (AF:452870 AR:246036)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Class 3
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 move easily between the texts and authors of greater importance, recognize the formal aspects and linguistic text, have a good knowledge of the Italian language written and oral.
Course title: "Towards the East. 20th century traveling writers"
The course aims to provide students with the theoretical and methodological tools to deal with the reading of some authors of the Italian twentieth century who have combined narrative or poetic activity with that of travel reporters. Particular attention will be paid to the experiences of Guido Gozzano, Alberto Moravia ,Goffredo Parise.
- Guido Gozzano, "Verso la cuna del mondo. Lettere dall'India", Milano, Bompiani (o altre edizioni);
- Alberto Moravia, "Un'idea dell'India", Milano, Bompiani;
-Alberto Moravia, "La rivoluzione culturale in Cina", Milano, Bompiani;
- Pierpaolo Pasolini, "L'odore dell'India", Milano, Garzanti;
- Goffredo Parise, "Cara Cina", Milano, Longanesi;
- Goffredo Parise, "L'eleganza è frigida", Milano, Adelphi.

The didactic materials commented during the lessons will be inserted in the e-learning platform "Moodle" of the University of Venice.

Students who do not attend lessons must read also the following book:
- G. De Pascale, "Scrittori in viaggio", Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2001, pp.157-199.
The final verification of learning consists in an oral exam about 30 minutes on the topics dealt with and examined on texts. The student must demonstrate understanding of the historical and cultural context, subject of course to be able to regulate, analyze and comment in an appropriate manner the texts and to be able to expose correctly and clearly the contents.
The assessment criteria respond to different skill levels: from the minimum level of the correct understanding of the meanings and elements of contextualization historical-cultural and literary texts at the highest level of knowledge of the contents and the capacity for critical reorganization of the same and of excellent exhibition competence.
- Face to face lessons;
- thematic insights proposed in the classroom by the teacher or suggested by the students.
Reservations are required for the LT0180 Italian Literature course. Each student must book for one of the 4 Classes by logging on to the link below by 31 October 2022. There are 230 places available for each Class. )
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 03/09/2023