Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE
CuCi IIA, CuCi IIB
The course aims to give students a full knowledge of the diachronic dimension of Italian literature, from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, to enable them to master the essential tools (linguistic, syntactic, stylistic, rhetorical, metrical ...) for reading and for the interpretation of texts, structures and forms.
Prerequisites: Notions of philology, stylistic, metric, rhetoric, history of criticism; Knowledge of manuals (level 'high school') of the texts and the fundamental lines of development of the Italian literary tradition from the Origins to the whole 16th Century. These prerequisites will be recalled during the lessons and will be the subject of a dedicated teaching support seminar.
Introductory part: Presentation of the main moments and authors of the Italian literary tradition from the Origins to the 16th Century, with analysis of exemplary texts.
Advanced part: Literature, Politics and History: Niccolò Machiavelli
• Introductory part:
1. G. Tellini, Letteratura italiana. Un metodo di studio, Firenze, Le Monnier Università, 2011, pp. 3-162 (the first section: Dalle Origini al Rinascimento)
2. Anthology of texts of the major authors of our literary tradition from the Origins to the Renaissance. The anthology will be entered into the e-learning platform.The texts to be analyzed will be indicated by the teacher during the course. The students who are not attending will have to present the written and detailed list of the selected songs, in pain of exclusion from the exam. These pieces will be chosen by each of the following works according to the deliveries shown below:
-DANTE ALIGHIERI, Divina Commedia: Five Cantos among those in anthology
-FRANCESCO PETRARCA, chansonnier: Five pieces, of which at least one song
-GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, Decameron: five novels
-LUDOVICO ARIOSTO, Orlando Furioso: One of the songs in the anthology
-TORQUATO TASSO, Gerusalemme liberata: one of the Cantos in anthology
• ADVANCED PART: Literature, Politics and History: Niccolò Machiavelli
- NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI, Il principe (any edition, provided original complete and with a comment; e.g.: ed. by Ugo Dotti, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2013; prefaced by Vittore Branca e commented by Tommaso Albarani, Milano, Oscar Mondadori, 2014; with an essay by Federico Chabod, Torino, Einaudi, 2014; ed. by Rinaldo Rinaldi, prefaced by Tim Parks, Torino-Novara, Utet-De Agostini, 2014; prefaced by Delio Cantimori e annotated by Stefano Andretta, Milano, Garzanti, 2014; ed. by Raffaele Ruggiero, Milano, Bur Rizzoli, 2012; etc.)
- NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI, Teatro. Andria Mandragola Clizia, a cura di Guido Davico Bonino, Torino, Einaudi Tascabili, 2001
- other Machiavelli's writings (from Discorsi sopra la prima Deca di Tito Livio, Belfagor arcidiavolo, Decennali, Capitoli, from Lettere, from Istorie fiorentine, from Arte della guerra, ecc.) will be collected by the teacher in a DISPENSA, that will be entered into the University platform e-learning but also available in a copy shop
- Testi cinquecenteschi sulla ribellione politica, a cura di Gian Paolo Marchi, con un saggio di Emanuela Scarpa sui sonetti dal carcere di Niccolò Machiavelli, Verona, Fiorini, 2005
B) REFERENCE BOOK:
- Machiavelli, a cura di Emanuele Cutinelli-Rendina e Raffaele Ruggiero, Roma, Carocci, 2018
C) The student is also required to study one of the following CRITICAL MONOGRAPHIES:
- CARLO DIONISOTTI, Machiavellerie. Storia e fortuna di Machiavelli, Torino, Einaudi Paperbacks, 1980
- LUIGI RUSSO, Machiavelli, Roma-Bari, Biblioteca Universale Laterza, 1994
Lesson schemes, notes and additional teaching materials will be placed on the digital "e-learning" platform, which all students are required to consult regularly for notices regarding the organization of the course during its unfolding. Additional materials and bibliography indications will be provided during the lessons. Since the introductions and possible appendixes of the listed volumes are an integral part of the program, it is strongly recommended that you use the editions listed here.
Teaching methods: Frontal lessons. Exercises in reading and interpreting literary texts. Eventually, seminars and written exercises
||Machiavellerie. Storia e fortuna di Machiavelli
|CUTINELLI-RENDINA, Emanuele - RUGGIERO, Raffaele
||Teatro. Andria Mandragola Clizia
|MARCHI, Gian Paolo
||Testi cinquecenteschi sulla ribellione politica, con un saggio di Emanuela Scarpa sui sonetti dal carcere di Niccolò Machiavelli
The oral examination evaluates a student’s overall preparation and the direct knowledge and analysis of texts.