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A.A. 2020/2021

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The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Sep 28, 2020 Jan 9, 2021
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Feb 15, 2021 May 29, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione invernale Jan 11, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione estiva May 31, 2021 Jul 24, 2021
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione autunnale Aug 30, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale (a.a. 2019/20) Nov 2, 2020 Nov 7, 2020
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2019/20) Apr 7, 2021 Apr 13, 2021
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione estiva (a.a. 2020/21) Jul 5, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021

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2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies
A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)

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2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies
A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)
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I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

Learning outcomes

The main aim of the course is the detailed study of Italian literature through the close analysis of a group of literary texts, which have a meaningful role in the literary and cultural international context. At the end of the course the student will be able to: - analyse and consider a literary text as a complex form, in constant dialogue with other literatures and cultures, in particular in their translation and international circulation - show competency in the framework of Italian literature’s European and extra-European tradition



The course will be devoted to Giovanni Boccaccio’s «Decameron». First of all, the «Decameron» will be analysed taking into account its structure, its topics, and its style, and considering its relations with both the other literary works written by Boccaccio and the Classical and Romance literary tradition. Then, the focus will move to the examination of the forms of the Centonovelle’s reception during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: on the one hand, the sixteenth-century censorship of the «Decameron»; on the other, the treatment of Boccaccio’s novellas in Europe between the fourteenth and the seventeenth centuries, with special attention to England and the role of France as 'mediator'. The analysis will deal with translations and rewritings of specific tales, but also with autochthonous examples of collections of novellas based on Italian models.

Taught classes. Analysis and interpretation of meaningful novellas written by Boccaccio and their English translations and rewritings. The Moodle will be used to provide students with further teaching materials.
The course will be delivered both in presence and online.

1. a complete edition of the «Decameron» (suggested editions: Giovanni Boccaccio, "Decameron", a cura di A. Quondam,
M. Fiorilla e G. Alfano, Milano, BUR; Giovanni Boccaccio, "Decameron", a cura di V. Branca, Torino, Einaudi; Giovanni
Boccaccio, "Decameron", a cura di V. Branca, Milano, Oscar Mondadori).
Students have to read the following pats of the «Decameron»:
• “Proemio”;
• Day I: “Introduzione”; novellas 1, 2, 3;
• Day II: novellas 2, 5, 7, 10;
• Day III: novellas 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10;
• Day IV: “Introduzione”; novellas 1, 2, 5, 9;
• Day V: novellas 4, 8, 9;
• Day VI: novellas 1, 2, 4, 7, 10;
• Day VII: novellas 1, 5, 7, 8, 9;
• Day VIII: novellas 1, 2, 3, 4, 7;
• Day IX: novellas 2, 6, 10;
• Day X: novellas 4, 5, 9, 10;
• “Conclusione dell’autore”;
2. Giancarlo Alfano, “Introduzione alla lettura del ‘Decameron’ di Boccaccio”, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014 (chapters 2-3);
3. Guyda Armstrong, “The English Boccaccio. A History in Books”, Toronto-Buffalo-London, University of Toronto Press,
2013 (chapter 3, from p. 161 to p. 172; chapter 4, from p. 216 to p. 223);
4. Giuseppe Chiecchi, “Nell’arte narrativa di Giovanni Boccaccio”, Firenze, Olschki, 2017 (chapter 4);
5. Carlo Delcorno, "Ironia/parodia", in "Lessico critico decameroniano", a cura di Renzo Bragantini e Pier Massimo Forni,
Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 1995, pp. 162-191;
6. Mario Lavagetto, “Oltre le usate leggi. Una lettura del ‘Decameron’”, Torino, Einaudi, 2019, pp. 25-53;
7. Luigi Surdich, “La cornice di amore. Studi sul Boccaccio”, Pisa, ETS, 1987 (chapter 5).

Students who need an alternative bibliography only in English may write an email to:


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Giovanni Boccaccio Decameron BUR 2013 Parti indicate nella sezione "Bibliografia" del programma. Edizioni alternative: Giovanni Boccaccio, "Decameron", a cura di V. Branca, Torino, Einaudi; Giovanni Boccaccio, "Decameron", a cura di V. Branca, Milano, Oscar Mondadori
Giancarlo Alfano Introduzione alla lettura del ‘Decameron’ di Boccaccio Laterza 2014 Capitoli 2-3
SURDICH, L. La cornice di amore. Studi sul Boccaccio ETS 1987 Capitolo 5
Renzo Bragantini e Pier Massimo Forni (a cura di) Lessico critico decameroniano Bollati Boringhieri 1995 Solo il saggio di Carlo Delcorno ("Ironia/parodia") alle pp. 162-191.
G. Chiecchi Nell'arte narrativa di Boccaccio L.S.Olschki 2017 Capitolo 4
Lavagetto Mario Oltre le usate leggi. Una lettura del ‘Decameron’ Einaudi 2019 PP. 25-53
Guyda Armstrong The English Boccaccio. A History in Books University of Toronto Press 2013 Cap. 3 da p. 161 a p. 172; cap. 4 da p. 216 a p. 223.

Examination Methods

There will be a final oral exam. Students must demonstrate a good knowledge of:
1) the «Decameron»’s structure, topics, and style;
2) the relationships between the «Decameron», the other literary works by Boccaccio and the Classical and Romance literary tradition;
3) the forms of censorship of the «Decameron»;
3) the reception of Boccaccio’s novellas in the European context.
Students will also have to prove to be able to analyse, comment and contextualise the novellas studied during the course.
The exam will be carried out in the same way for both attending and non-attending students.

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Double degree

The University of Verona, through a network of agreements with foreign universities, offers international courses that enable students to gain a Double/Joint degree at the time of graduation. Indeed, students enrolled in a Double/Joint degree programme will be able to obtain both the degree of the University of Verona and the degree issued by the Partner University abroad - where they are expected to attend part of the programme -, in the time it normally takes to gain a common Master’s degree. The institutions concerned shall ensure that both degrees are recognised in the two countries.

Places on these programmes are limited, and admissions and any applicable grants are subject to applicants being selected in a specific Call for applications.

The latest Call for applications for Double/Joint Degrees at the University of Verona is available now!

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