Italian literature

A.Y. 2019/2020
12
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with a critical knowledge of the main elements of the Italian literary system, from the Origins to the Seventeenth century, following the tradition and development of models, themes, forms.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student must know the fundamental aspects and issues of Italian literature from the Origins to the Seventeenth century, with a proper historic contextualization and specific reference to genres, themes and poetics, authors and works, methods of transmission of texts and their philological problems. Furthermore, the student will have to know the tools (metric elements, rhetoric, style theory and narratology) and the critical methodologies necessary to analyse and interpret the texts.
The student will then have to demonstrate the ability to understand and analyse literary texts (in their thematic and formal aspects), framing them in their respective contexts. Likewise, the student must demonstrate competence in the comprehension and use of literary essays, ability to identify the bibliography and to make use of the main tools of bibliographic resources, as well as the ability to communicate clearly and correctly, both in oral and written presentation, with appropriate use of scientific terminology.
Course syllabus and organization

A-DE

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Teaching Unit A (20 hours, 3 ECTS-credits): Italian literature: from the beginnings to Renaissance Humanism [Prof. Gabriele Baldassari]
Teaching Unit B (20 hours, 3 ECTS-credits): Italian literature: from the Renaissance to Baroque [Prof. Gabriele Baldassari]
Teaching Unit C (20 hours, 3 ECTS-credits): Petrarch's Canzoniere and his intellectual trajectory [Prof. Gabriele Baldassari]
Teaching Unit D (20 hours, 3 ECTS-credits): Rhetorics and metrics through analysis of texts. Bibliographical guidelines and citations [Prof.ssa Giulia Ravera]

The course addresses Humanities students whose surname begins with A-De (12 ECTS) and Liberal Studies in Communication students (6/9 ECTS); the latter will prepare either teaching units A and C (6 ETCS - oral exam) or A, B, C (9 ETCS - written and oral exam).

Teaching units A and B will deal with the following subjects: Sicilian School and 13th century Tuscan poetry; Dolce Stil Novo; Dante Alighieri (with particular regard to Rime and Vita nova); Giovanni Boccaccio (with particular regard to Decameron); Renaissance Humanism; literature in the Florence of the Medici (Lorenzo de' Medici, Poliziano, Luigi Pulci); Matteo Maria Boiardo; Petrarchism (from 15th century to Della Casa); the genre of treatise in 16th century (with particular regard to Bembo and Castiglione); Niccolò Machiavelli; Ludovico Ariosto (with particular regard to Orlando furioso); Torquato Tasso (with particular regard to Gerusalemme liberata); Giovan Battista Marino and Baroque poetry; Galileo Galilei.
Teaching unit C will focus on Petrarch's Canzoniere, taking into account, and highlighting, also other works and aspects of his intellectual trajectory.
Teaching unit D will provide students with basic knowledge in rhetorical figures and poetic forms through analysis of texts, along with bibliographical guidelines.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is open to Humanities students who have passed the entrance examination with a score of 65 or more and to Liberal Studies in Communication students. Humanities students with a score lower than 65 must fulfill additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) according to the provisions of the Humanities Study Program, as indicated on Course website.
Teaching methods
The course will be offered in a lecture format; attendance is not mandatory, though strongly recommended.
Teaching units A and B will be taught on texts included in the booklet. Slide projections will also be used. Lectures will focus on movements, authors and works and their cultural context; on the main critical problems of each topic, through quotations from critical essays and comparisons among different critical views; on tradition and reception of works and texts; on their most interesting formal aspects. All the materials will be available on Ariel (http://ariel.unimi.it).
Analysis of the texts will start from paraphrase, paying attention to the most important differences in interpretation, and will consider the prominent cultural and formal elements.
Teaching unit C will allow students to look into Petrarch's works in the light of the historical context and the literary tradition and to understand his significance for the development of Italian and European literature.
By using the booklet of lecture notes and Santagata's commentary on Canzoniere students will become acquainted with commentaries on literary texts. Also by virtue of teaching unit D, they will be introduced to tools and methods and stimulated to learn the critical terminology.
Participation in workshops and conferences proposed by the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics will also be of great importance.
Non-attending students must use the materials expressly indicated in this programme and will have to contact the professor for further advice either by e-mail or during office hours.
Teaching Resources
As for teaching units A and B both attending and non-attending students must prepare topics and texts using a handbooks of their own choice and to a booklet of lecture notes (including a collection of texts) on sale at Cortina bookshop. Some handbooks and anthologies are suggested here below:

- Giulio Ferroni, Profilo storico della letteratura italiana, 2 voll., Einaudi;
- Giancarlo Alfano, Paola Italia, Emilio Russo, Franco Tomasi, Letteratura italiana. Manuale per studi universitari, 2 voll., Mondadori Università;
- Letteratura italiana, ed. by Andrea Battistini, 2 voll., il Mulino;
- Hermann Grosser, Il canone letterario, Principato (3 voll., including Il secondo Cinquecento. Seicento. Settecento);
- Claudio Marazzini, Simone Fornara, Dove 'l sì suona, Loescher (3 voll.: Dalle origini ai siculo-toscani; 1. Dallo stilnovo a Tasso; 2. Dal Barocco a Manzoni);
- Claudio Giunta, Cuori intelligenti, DeAgostini-Garzanti (Blue edition: 2 voll., including Dal Barocco al Romanticismo);
- Corrado Bologna, Rosa fresca aulentissima, Loescher (3 voll., including Dal Barocco all'età dei Lumi).

At the end of teaching units A and B students will find on Ariel (http://ariel.unimi.it) a detailed list of subjects and texts to be prepared, along with all the PowerPoint presentations which will be shown throughout the course.

As for teaching unit C, attending students will study:

- the following texts from Francesco Petrarca, Canzoniere, ed. by Marco Santagata, Milano, Mondadori, 2004 (available as paperback in Oscar collection): 1-10, 16, 18, 22, 23, 28, 34, 35, 50, 52-53, 55, 60-62, 70-73, 77-78, 90, 125-126, 128, 132-134, 136-138, 142, 189, 211, 248, 264-269, 272, 292, 310-311, 336, 360-366 (at the end of the course a list of the texts to be studied in a more in-depth way will be published on Ariel).
- texts from other Petrarch's works, wich will be included in the booklet on sale at Cortina bookshop (see above).
- Enrico Fenzi, Petrarca, Bologna, il Mulino, 2008.
(instead of Fenzi's book, students may read either Serena Fornasiero, Petrarca: Guida al Canzoniere, Roma, Carocci, or Natascia Tonelli, Leggere il Canzoniere, Bologna, il Mulino; but they will be asked also to read the sections about biography and other works by Petrarch within Roberto Fedi - Jenny Lucchini, Petrarca, Firenze, Cesati. Along with Santagata's commentary students may use the one edited by Paola Vecchi Galli, Milano, Rizzoli [BUR]; and may deepen their insight into Canzoniere using the commentary by Rosanna Bettarini, Torino, Einaudi and Sabrina Stroppa, Torino, Einaudi [paperback].)

PowerPoint presentations will be available on the Ariel platform. Throughout the course other optional essays and papers will be suggested.

As for teaching unit C non-attending students will study:
- the following texts by Francesco Petrarca, Canzoniere, a cura di Marco Santagata, Milano, Mondadori, 2004 (available as paperback in Oscar collection): 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*, 5*, 6-10, 16*, 18, 22*, 23, 28, 34*, 35*, 50*, 52*-53, 55*, 60*, 61*, 62*, 70-73, 77-78, 90*, 125, 126*, 128*, 132*, 133, 134, 136-138, 142, 189*, 211, 248, 264*, 265-269, 272*, 292*, 310*, 311, 336, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365*, 366 (texts marked with * must be prepared with particular attention).
- texts from other Petrarch's works, which will be included in the booklet on sale at Cortina bookshop (see above).
- Enrico Fenzi, Petrarca, Bologna, il Mulino, 2008.
- Petrarca, Chiare, fresche e dolci acque, con il commento di Stefano Carrai, Torino, Einaudi, 2014 (e-book).
- Gabriele Baldassari, Italia mia, da Unum in locum. Strategie macrotestuali nel Petrarca politico, Milano, Led, 2006, pp. 219-230 (the essay will be made available on the Ariel platform).
(instead of Fenzi's book, students may read either Serena Fornasiero, Petrarca: Guida al Canzoniere, Roma, Carocci, or Natascia Tonelli, Leggere il Canzoniere, Bologna, il Mulino; but they will be asked also to read the sections about biography and other works by Petrarch within Roberto Fedi - Jenny Lucchini, Petrarca, Firenze, Cesati. Along with Santagata's commentary students may use the one edited by Paola Vecchi Galli, Milano, Rizzoli [BUR]; and may study in deep Canzoniere thanks to commentary by Rosanna Bettarini, Torino, Einaudi and Sabrina Stroppa, Torino, Einaudi [paperback].)

As for teaching unit D both attending and non-attending students are suggested to use:
- B. Mortara Garavelli, Il parlar figurato. Manualetto di figure retoriche, Laterza (rhetorics)
- P. Beltrami, Gli strumenti della poesia, Il Mulino (metrics).
By the end of the course the list of texts and subjects to be prepared will be available on Ariel, where students will also find PowerPoint presentations.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam for 12 or 9 ECTS consists of a preliminary written test on teaching units A and B and an oral test on teaching units C and D (only C for a 9 ECTS exam). The 6 ECTS exam consists of an oral test on teaching units A and C.
The written test will be held in January, May and September 2020; passing the written test is a prerequisite for access to the oral exam. Written tests will be graded sufficient, discreet, good, excellent and will be part of the final overall grade. Grades of the written test will be published on Ariel in the specifically dedicated section.
The written test has to be completed within 90 minutes and consists of three open-ended questions: a question for each unit A and unit B focuses on the authors, works or literary movements listed in the programme, and a third question which consists in the recognition and paraphrase of one of the texts in the programme. Students who had to take the support course and have passed its final exam will not have to take the third question.
The criteria used to assess students' performance are relevance, completeness and correctness; the ability to elaborate an organic and coherent response, to adopt the proper formal register and to employ the appropriate specialised lexicon, and, for the third question, the ability to adequately render a text showing a satisfactory knowledge of the literary language will be considered.
The oral test consists of an interview on fundamental topics of the work dealt with in unit C and on poetic forms, meters and rhetorical figures through the texts to be prepared for unit D. The student will have to demonstrate a full ability to paraphrase the text. The criteria used to assess students' performance are: ability to critically organize information from lectures and bibliography; competence to comprehensively and effectively expose problems and questions using the appropriate technical language.
The final grade will be expressed in the 30 grade point system, and it will take into consideration the grade of the written test.
Information on the programme and on the exam will be provided during the first lecture of the course; a presentation will be available on Ariel where students will find specimen papers of previous written tests.
Non-attending students, international students and Erasmus students are invited to contact the professor in office hours for information on the exam.
Examination methods for students with disabilities or SLD must be defined with the teacher in agreement with the University Disability and SLD Services
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Ravera Giulia

Di-N

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Teaching Unit A (20 hours, 3 cfu): Italian literature in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
Teaching Unit B (20 hours, 3 cfu): Italian literature from Humanism to the Baroque period
Teaching Unit C (20 hours, 3 cfu): History and short stories in Machiavelli's works
Teaching Unit D (20 hours, 3 cfu): Style and interpretation

The first year course is addressed to Humanities undergraduate students range Di-N (12 cfu, all units, written and oral exam) and to Liberal Studies in Communication undergraduate students range Di-N (9 cfu: units A, B, C, written and oral exam; or 6 cfu: units A and C, oral exam).
The course programme is divided into four teaching units. The first two units concern topics and authors of Italian literature from the Sicilian poets to Petrarch (unit A) and from the fifteenth century Humanism to Marino and Galileo (unit B), focusing on trends and exemplary patterns in approaching fundamental themes both of the literary tradition and of historical and stylistic features. The third unit, C, is monographic and focuses on the interpretation and analysis of Machiavelli as a writer of history, letters and short stories. The fourth unit, D, deals with texts of the genre of the novella.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is open to Humanities students who have passed the entrance examination with a score of at least 65 and to students in Liberal Studies in Communication. Humanities students who do not pass the entrance examination or who pass the test with a score lower than 65 are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfill in accordance with the provisions of the Humanities Study Program, as indicated in Course website.
Teaching methods
The course will be taught in a lecture format, also with slide projections; attendance is not mandatory, though strongly recommended. Students are required to bring their own authors' texts to class as indicated on the Ariel website. Lectures will be focused on critical exposition, analysis and interpretation of the texts which are part of the programme. Moreover, units A and B will concern representative aspects and critical problems on cultural context, tradition and history of Italian literature from the thirteenth to the sevententeenth century. Unit C will offer an in-depth analysis of selected texts among Machiavelli's historical and literary works, and different critical views and interpretations of his political thought. Unit D will look into themes, structure, styles and topics of the literary genre of the novella, mainly focusing on Boccaccio's Decameron.
Participation in workshops and conferences proposed by the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics will also be of great importance.

Non-attending students must use the materials expressly indicated in this programme and will have to contact prof. Cabrini either by e-mail or during office hours for further reading suggestions.
Teaching Resources
Unit A and Unit B
Detailed Programme and Texts are available on the Ariel website ((https://acabrinilidn.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/), in Contenuti/Materiali didattici 2019-2020.
Students are expected to achieve a solid knowledge of authors' and works' historical and cultural background, using an adequate literature handbooks such as G. Ferroni, Storia e testi della letteratura italiana, Milano, Mondadori Università, or another one approved for high schools.

Unit C
Texts: detailed programme and selected texts will be available on the Ariel website.
Regarding Machiavelli's Letters and Favola see N. Machiavelli, Lettere a Francesco Vettori e a Francesco Guicciardini, ed. G. Inglese, Milano, Rizzoli Bur; N. Machiavelli, Favola: in F. Grazzini, Machiavelli narratore: morfologia e ideologia della novella di Belfagor , Bari, Laterza, 1990.

Critical bibliography
- G.M. Anselmi, Leggere Machiavelli, Bologna, Pàtron, 2014, chapters I and II, pp. 9-69
- F. Grazzini, Machiavelli narratore: morfologia e ideologia della novella di Belfagor, Bari, Laterza, 1990
- G. Inglese's Introduction to N. Machiavelli, Lettere a Francesco Vettori e a Francesco Guicciardini, ed. G. Inglese, Milano, Rizzoli Bur.
Further bibliography will be indicated on the Ariel website.

Unit D
Texts will be indicated during classes. Edition of Boccaccio's Decameron: G. Boccaccio, Decameron, ed. V. Branca, Torino, Einaudi (Einaudi paperbacks).

Non-attending students Program

Units A and Unit B. Detailed Programme and Texts are available on the Ariel website ((https://acabrinilidn.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/), in Contenuti/Materiali didattici 2019-2020.
Students are expected to be able to analyse and study texts and authors as indicated on the Ariel website, with the aid of commented editions and using an adequate literature handbook such as G. Ferroni, Storia e testi della letteratura italiana, Milano, Mondadori Università, or another one approved for high schools.

Unit C
Texts: detailed program and selected texts will be available on the Ariel website.
Regarding Machiavelli's Letters and Favola see N. Machiavelli, Lettere a Francesco Vettori e a Francesco Guicciardini, ed. G. Inglese, Milano, Rizzoli Bur; N. Machiavelli, Favola: in F. Grazzini, Machiavelli narratore: morfologia e ideologia della novella di Belfagor, Bari, Laterza, 1990.

Critical bibliography
- G.M. Anselmi, Leggere Machiavelli, Bologna, Pàtron, 2014, chapters I and II, pp. 9-69
- F. Grazzini, Machiavelli narratore: morfologia e ideologia della novella di Belfagor, Bari, Laterza, 1990
- G. Inglese's Introduction to N. Machiavelli, Lettere a Francesco Vettori e a Francesco Guicciardini, ed. G. Inglese, Milano, Rizzoli Bur.
-J.J. Marchand, L'evoluzione della figura di Cesare Borgia nel pensiero di Machiavelli, in Studi machiavelliani, Firenze, Polistampa, 2018, pp. 81-106.
Further bibliography will be indicated on the Ariel website.

Unit D
G. Boccaccio, Decameron, in one of these two editions: ed. V. Branca, Torino, Einaudi (Einaudi tascabili) or ed. A. Quondam, M. Fiorilla, G. Alfano, Milano, Rizzoli Bur.
Students are required to attain a general knowledge of the work (composition, structure, style) and to analyse and study Proemio, Introduction to fourth Day, one whole Day (frame and tales) by choice and two tales for each other Day.

Critical bibliography.
Introduction to Decameron: by Branca or Quondam (see above).
L. Battaglia Ricci, Giovanni Boccaccio, Roma, Salerno editrice (chapters on Decameron).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam for 12 or 9 cfu consists of a preliminary written test on teaching units A and B and an oral test on teaching units C and D (only C for a 9 cfu exam). The 6 cfu exam consists of an oral test on teaching units A and C.
The written test is held in January, May and September 2020; passing the written test is a prerequisite for the oral exam. Written tests will be graded sufficient, discreet, good, excellent and will be considered in the final overall grade. Grades of the written test will be published on Ariel in the specifically dedicated section.
The written test has to be completed within 90 minutes and consists of three sections: the first is an open-ended question about one of the authors, works or literary movements listed in the programme of units A and B; the second consists in the paraphrase and commentary on one of the texts in the programme, while the third consists in four open-ended short questions, again with reference to the programme. Students who have taken the support course and have passed its final exam are exonerated from the second section.
The criteria used to assess students' performance are relevance, completeness and correctness; the ability to elaborate an organic and coherent response, to adopt the proper formal register and to employ the appropriate specialized language; for the second section, the ability to adequately render a text showing a satisfactory knowledge of the literary language will be considered.
Oral test consists of an interview on fundamental topics of the works dealt with in units C and D. The student will have to demonstrate a full ability to paraphrase the text. The criteria used to assess students' performance are: ability to critically organize information from lectures and bibliography; competence to comprehensively and effectively expose problems and questions using proper technical language.
Assessments are marked out of thirty; the grade of the written test will be taken into account.
Information on the programme and on the exam will be provided during the first lecture of the course.
Non-attending students, international students and Erasmus students are invited to contact the professor in office hours for any information on the exam.
Examination methods for students with disabilities or SLD must be defined with the professor in agreement with the University Disability and SLD Services.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

O-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: History and interpretation of the literary text (80 hours, 12 cfu)

Teaching unit A (20 hours, 3 cfu): The first centuries [Sandra Carapezza]
Teaching unit B (20 hours, 3 cfu): From Humanism to Baroque [Sandra Carapezza]
Teaching unit C (20 hours, 3 cfu): Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso [Guglielmo Barucci]
Teaching unit D (20 hours, 3 cfu): Elements of prosody, metre and rhetoric through texts of Italian literature [Guglielmo Barucci]

The first year course is aimed at undergraduate Humanities and Liberal Studies in Communication students whose surname begins with O-Z. Humanities students will take a 12 cfu exam; Liberal Studies in Communication students can choose between 6 (units A and C) and 9 cfu (units A, B, C). Students who take a 6 CFU exam will take only an oral exam.

The teaching programme of units A and B focuses on the history of Italian literature from Origins to Baroque; teaching unit C is dedicated to the analysis of Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata in its formal and cultural context; teaching unit D will consist of an in-depth analysis and reading of poems and texts, providing the students with elements of metrics and rhetoric.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is open to Humanities students who have passed the entrance examination with a score of 65 or more and to Liberal Studies in Communication students. Humanities students with a score lower than 65 must fulfill additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) according to the provisions of the Humanities Study Program, as indicated in Course website.
Teaching methods
The course will be offered in a lecture format; attendance is not mandatory, though strongly recommended.

Teaching units A and B will be taught on texts included in the lecture notes. During the lectures, slide projections will be used. The focus will be on movements, authors and works and their cultural context; on the main critical problems of every topic, through quotations from critical essays and comparisons between different positions; on tradition and reception of works and texts; on their most interesting formal aspects. All the materials will be available on Ariel (http://ariel.unimi.it).
Analysis of the texts will start from paraphrase, paying attention to the most important differences in interpretation, and will consider the prominent cultural and formal elements.

In teaching unit C, through the analysis of the commented edition of Gerusalemme liberata, of the materials provided on Ariel, and of the critical bibliography, one of the most important works of Italian literature will be studied in its cultural, social and political context.
Teaching unit C will provide an opportunity to refine critical and formal tools and to better learn the technical lexicon.
In teaching unit D, the study of the materials available on Ariel will allow students to become acquainted with both the formal elements and continuity, transformation and intersection of the metric forms.

Participation in workshops and conferences proposed by the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics will also be of great importance.

Non-attending students must use the materials expressly indicated in this program and will have to ask the teacher for advice either by e-mail or during office hours.
Teaching Resources
Teaching unit A
Texts to be studied in teaching units A and B will be available on the Ariel platform (Contenuti > Materiali Didattici) prior to the beginning of the class. Students are required to download the reading material from Ariel and bring it to each lesson. No course handouts will be provided.

A full knowledge of the historical and cultural context of works and authors is strictly necessary.

A good handbook for high schools with a wide anthological selection is recommended (e.g. Guglielmino-Grosser, Il sistema letterario, Milano, Principato; Grosser, Il canone letterario, Milano, Principato; Segre-Martignoni, Leggere il mondo, Milano, Bruno Mondadori; Alfano-Italia-Russo-Tomasi, Letteratura italiana, Milano, Mondadori).

Teaching unit B
See Teaching unit A.

Teaching unit C
Text:
Gerusalemme liberata, edited by F. Tomasi, Milano, Rizzoli BUR.

An overall knowledge of the work (composition, structure, plot, topics, style) is required; cantos and ottavas specifically required for the exam wil be defined prior to the beginning of the course.

More texts to be discussed in the class will be available on Ariel.

Attending students will study three of the following texts:

- E. Ardissino, Storia e frammenti in L'Aspra tragedia. Poesia e sacro in Torquato Tasso, Firenze, Olschki, 1996, pp. 15-52;
- F. Ferretti, 'Quasi un picciol mondo' dantesco: allegoria e finzione nella Liberata, in «Lettere italiane», LV, 2003, pp. 169-195;
- F. Ferretti, Sacra scrittura e riscrittura epica. Tasso, la Bibbia e la Gerusalemme liberata, in Sotto il cielo delle scritture: Bibbia, retorica e letteratura religiosa, atti del Colloquio organizzato dal Dipartimento di italianistica dell'Università di Bologna (Bologna, 16-17 novembre 2007), Firenze, Olschki, 2009, pp. 193-213;
- R. Ruggiero, Fra errore di fortuna e arte del vero. Rinaldo e Armida nel sistema letterario della Liberata, in «Schede umanistiche», XVII, 2003, pp. 47-97;
- E. Russo, A ritmo di corrieri. Sulla revisione della Liberata, in Festina lente. Il tempo della scrittura nella letteratura del Cinquecento, a cura di C. Cssiani e M.C. Figorilli, Roma, Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 2014, pp. 183-203;
- G. Scianatico, Il «meraviglioso tassiano» in L'arme pietose. Studio sulla Gerusalemme liberata, Venezia, Marsilio, 1990, pp. 113-150;
- A. Soldani, Forme della narrazione nel Tasso epico, in «Italianistica» 35 (2006), n. 3, pp. 23-44;
- E. Stoppino, "Onde è tassato l'Ariosto". Appunti sulla tradizione del romanzo nella Gerusalemme liberata, in «Strumenti critici», XVI, 2001, pp. 225-244.

Students are required to come to the exam with a written list of the chosen texts.

Teaching unit D
Texts for unit D will be provided on Ariel prior to the beginning of the course.

Furthermore, students will study two of the following texts:
G. Gorni, La canzone, in Metrica e analisi letteraria, Bologna, il Mulino, 1993, 15-62 (o in Letteratura italiana, edited by A. Asor Rosa, III, Le forme del testo. I. Testo e poesia, Torino, Einaudi, 1984)
G. Gorni, Le ballate di Dante e del Petrarca, in Metrica e analisi letteraria, Bologna, il Mulino, 1993, 219-242 (or in Letteratura italiana, edited by A. Asor Rosa, III, Le forme del testo. I. Testo e poesia, Torino, Einaudi, 1984)
A. Martini, Ritratto del madrigale poetico fra Cinque e Seicento, in "Lettere italiane", XXXIII, 1981, 529-548
M. Picchio Simonelli, La sestina dantesca fra Arnaut Daniel e il Petrarca, in Figure foniche dal Petrarca ai petrarchisti, Firenze, Licosa, 1978, 1-15

Useful reference tools will be the following:

a) for metre and poetic forms:
F. Bausi e M. Martelli, La metrica italiana. Teoria e storia, Firenze, Le Lettere.
P. Beltrami, Gli strumenti della poesia, Bologna, Il Mulino.
G. Lavezzi, Manuale di metrica italiana, Roma, NIS.

b) for rethoric:
B. Mortara Garavelli, Il parlar figurato. Manualetto di figure retoriche, Roma-Bari, Laterza.

Bibliograpy and programme for non-attending students:

Teaching unit A
For teaching units A and B, the programme is the same as for attending students.

Teaching unit B
See Teaching unit A.

Teaching unit C
Text:
Gerusalemme liberata, edited by F. Tomasi, Milano, Rizzoli BUR.

An overall knowledge of the work (composition, structure, plot, topics, style) is required; cantos and ottavas specifically required for the exam wil be defined prior to the beginning of the course.

Non-attending students will study;
C. Gigante, Tasso, Roma, Salerno ed., 2007, chapters III, V-VIII (pages 76-94 and 124-221).
E. Russo, Guida alla lettura della Gerusalemme liberata di Tasso, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014.

Furthermore, two of the following texts:

- E. Ardissino, Storia e frammenti in L'Aspra tragedia. Poesia e sacro in Torquato Tasso, Firenze, Olschki, 1996, pp. 15-52;
- G. Barucci, «Questi fia del tuo sangue» (GL X). La profezia per Solimano: una sconfitta tra storia e destino, in «Critica letteraria», XLV, 1, 174/2017, pp. 22-35;
- M. Farnetti, Clorinda, la descrizione impossibile, in Ecfrasi, Modelli ed esempi fra Medioevo e Rinascimento, edited by G. Venturi e M. Farnetti, Bulzoni, 2004, pp. 367-90;
- F. Ferretti, 'Quasi un picciol mondo' dantesco: allegoria e finzione nella Liberata, in «Lettere italiane», LV, 2003, pp. 169-195
- F. Ferretti, Sacra scrittura e riscrittura epica. Tasso, la Bibbia e la Gerusalemme liberata, in Sotto il cielo delle scritture: Bibbia, retorica e letteratura religiosa, atti del Colloquio organizzato dal Dipartimento di italianistica dell'Università di Bologna (Bologna, 16-17 novembre 2007), Firenze, Olschki, 2009, pp. 193-213
- R. Ruggiero, Fra errore di fortuna e arte del vero. Rinaldo e Armida nel sistema letterario della Liberata, in «Schede umanistiche», XVII, 2003, pp. 47-97;
- E. Russo, A ritmo di corrieri. Sulla revisione della Liberata, in Festina lente. Il tempo della scrittura nella letteratura del Cinquecento, a cura di C. Cssiani e M.C. Figorilli, Roma, Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 2014, pp. 183-203
- G. Scianatico, Il «meraviglioso tassiano» in L'arme pietose. Studio sulla Gerusalemme liberata, Venezia, Marsilio, 1990, pp. 113-150;
- A. Soldani, Forme della narrazione nel Tasso epico, in «Italianistica» 35 (2006), n. 3, pp. 23-44.
- E. Stoppino, "Onde è tassato l'Ariosto". Appunti sulla tradizione del romanzo nella Gerusalemme liberata, in «Strumenti critici», XVI, 2001, pp. 225-244.
- S. Zatti, Il linguaggio della dissimulazione nella Gerusalemme liberata, in Forma e parola. Studi in memoria di Fredi Chiappelli, Roma, Bulzoni, 1992, pp. 423-447

Students are required to come to the exam with a written list of the chosen texts.

Teaching unit D
Texts for unit D will be provided on Ariel prior to the beginning of the course.

Useful reference tools will be the following:
a) for metre and poetic forms (prosody, ballata, canzone, madrigale, ode, sestina, sonnet)
F. Bausi e M. Martelli, La metrica italiana. Teoria e storia, Firenze, Le Lettere, 1996 e successive.
P. Beltrami, Gli strumenti della poesia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1996 e successive
G. Lavezzi, Manuale di metrica italiana, Roma, NIS, 1996 e successive.

b) for rethoric
B. Mortara Garavelli, Il parlar figurato. Manualetto di figure retoriche, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2010 e successive

Non-attending students will study three of the following essays:
G. Gorni, La canzone, in Metrica e analisi letteraria, Bologna, il Mulino, 1993, 15-62 (o in Letteratura italiana, a cura di A. Asor Rosa, III, Le forme del testo. I. Testo e poesia, Torino, Einaudi, 1984)
G. Gorni, Le ballate di Dante e del Petrarca, in Metrica e analisi letteraria, Bologna, il Mulino, 1993, 219-242 (o in Letteratura italiana, a cura di A. Asor Rosa, III, Le forme del testo. I. Testo e poesia, Torino, Einaudi, 1984)
A. Martini, Ritratto del madrigale poetico fra Cinque e Seicento, in "Lettere italiane", XXXIII, 1981, 529-548
M. Picchio Simonelli, La sestina dantesca fra Arnaut Daniel e il Petrarca, in Figure foniche dal Petrarca ai petrarchisti, Firenze, Licosa, 1978, 1-15

Non-attending students are strongly recommended to contact the teacher via email or during office hours for further information (for the timetable, check in advance the Who and Where on Unimi homepage).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam for 12 or 9 cfu consists of a preliminary written test on teaching units A and B and an oral test on teaching units C and D (only C for a 9 cfu exam); both are aimed at ascertaining students' knowledge of the bibliography. The 6 CFU exam consists of an oral test on teaching units A and C.

The written test is held in January, May and September 2020; passing the written test is a prerequisite for access to the oral exam. Written tests will be graded sufficient, discreet, good, excellent and will be part of the final overall grade. Grades of the written test will be published on Ariel in the specifically dedicated section.

The written test, lasting 90 minutes, consists of three open-ended questions: a question for each unit A and unit B focuses on the authors, works or literary movements listed in the programme, and a third question which consists in the recognition and paraphrase of one of the texts in the programme. Students who, on the basis of the self-assessment test, had to take the support course and have passed its final exam will not have to take the third question.

The criteria used to assess students' performance are relevance, completeness and correctness; the ability to elaborate an organic and coherent response, to adopt the proper formal register and to employ the appropriate specialized lexicon;, for the third question, the ability to adequately render a text showing a satisfactory knowledge of the literary language will be considered.

The oral test consists of an interview and discussion on fundamental topics of the work dealt with in unit C and on poetic forms and meters. The student, when required, will still have to demonstrate a full ability to paraphrase the text. The criteria used to assess students' performance are: ability to critically organise information from lessons and bibliography; competence to comprehensively and effectively expose problems and questions using proper technical lenguage.

The final grade will be expressed in the 30 grade point system, and it will take into consideration the grade of the written test.

Information on the programme and on the exam will be provided during the first lecture of the course; specimen papers of previous written tests will be provided on Ariel.

Non-attending students, international students and Erasmus students are invited to contact the professor in office hours for further information on the exam.

Examination methods for students with disabilities or SLD must be defined with the teacher in agreement with the University Disability and SLD Services.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Carapezza Sandra
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Carapezza Sandra
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Barucci Guglielmo
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Barucci Guglielmo