History of literary genres

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is the methodological and critical study of one or more genres, in their diachronic development or in relation to other genres, through an in-depth analysis of works and texts.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have to know, from a critical and methodological point of view and deepening the notions acquired in the first cycle, the main issues concerning the system of literary genres, their constitution and development, their historical-cultural context and their relationship with the Italian literary and linguistic history. The student will also have to show an adequate knowledge of the bibliography and of the critical methodologies to analyze and understand the texts, as well as the history of criticism related to the period. Furthermore, the student will have to show his ability to communicate clearly and correctly with appropriate use of scientific terminology, as well as to understand and accurately analyse literary texts through comparisons and critical judgments. Eventually, the student will have to prove his ability to conduct a research using the acquisitions acquired in the course and preparing a critical bibliography.
Non-attending students, in addition to the materials expressly indicated in this program or possibly uploaded on Ariel, will have to ask the teacher for advice either by e-mail or during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Should the Covid-19 pandemic continue, the course will be organized as follows:
1) Programme and reference materials
No changes in programme with reference to subjects and authors. Should texts or bibliography be changed, the students will be informed through a message on Ariel site.
2) Teaching methods
The lessons will be held remotely, partly synchronously (on the Microsoft Teams platform), partly through pptx with audio. All lessons will be recorded by the teachers and uploaded to Ariel.
Students will find full details to attend classes (links, etc.) and Course news on Ariel website.
3) Methods of learning verification
If it is not possible to take a face-to-face exam, exams will be held remotely according to the information provided in Ariel.
Course syllabus
Course title (60 ore, 9 cfu): Satyrical poetry from Ariosto to Alfieri

Teaching unit A (20 ore, 3 cfu): Novelty and tradition in Ariosto's "Satire" (Anna Maria Cabrini)
Teaching unit B (20 ore, 3 cfu): Irony and satire in Parini's work (Anna Maria Cabrini)
Teaching unit C (20 ore, 3 cfu): Politics and tirade in Alfieri's "Satire" (Guglielmo Barucci)

The course is addressed to graduate (MA) students in Modern Humanities (9 cfu: units A, B, and C; 6 cfu units A and B) and, as an optional exam, to students in other master degree programmes.

Teaching unit A will deal with the following topics: an historical and critical introduction to the literary genres in the Italian literature beginning from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries with particular reference to satirirical poetry and an in-depth analysis and interpretation of themes, structure, style, intertextuality in Ariosto's "Satire". Unit B will focuse on a critical analysis and discussion of selected passages in Parini's works, from the first poetries to "Il Giorno", with reference to his particular ironic and satyrical style. Unit C will instead be dedicated to Vittorio Alfieri's "Satire", with reference mainly to its ancient and modern models, to his overall production (tragedies and "Life"), his political thought and the political context.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites for admission. Nevertheless, a solid methodological and historical grounding in linguistic, philological and literary studies is the ideal prerequisite (the objective of the course is in any case also to make up for the lack of training in this particular field).
Teaching methods
The course is offered in a lecture format; attendance is not mandatory, though strongly recommended. Competences and abilities will be acquired through interaction with the teacher in the classroom and through the critical and methodological study of the texts. Attending students will also be asked to present in-depth analysis on specific topics in class or, alternatively, to produce a short essay. Participation in workshops and conferences proposed (if possible) by the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics will also be of great importance.
It should be noted that it is possible to download all the support materials for the course from the Ariel platform (http://ariel.unimi.it).
Non-attending students, in addition to the materials expressly indicated in this program or uploaded to Ariel, will have to contact the teacher for advice either by e-mail or during office hours.
Teaching Resources
Teaching Unit A
Texts
L. Ariosto, "Satire", ed. C. Segre, Torino, Einaudi or ed. E. Russo, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura.

Critical bibliography:
-P. Floriani, Il modello ariostesco. La satira classicistica nel Cinquecento, Roma, Bulzoni, 1988, pp. 9-93.
-Fra satire e rime ariostesche, ed. C. Berra, Milano, Cisalpino, 2000: the essays by E. Saccone, S. Albonico, A.M. Cabrini, C. Berra.
- two essays among those by: A. Cucchiarelli, G. Forni, L. D'Onghia, G. Bucchi, in L. Ariosto, "Satire", ed. E. Russo.
Further bibliography will be indicated during the course.

Teaching Unit B
Texts
Specifications concerning author's texts and the selected passages to be analyzed for the exam will be given in class and uploaded to Ariel.
Reference editions of "Il Giorno":
paperback edition: G. Parini, "Il Giorno", in Id., "Il Giorno"; le "Odi", ed. G. Nicoletti, Milano Rizzoli Bur Classici;
new critical edition: G. Parini, Il Mattino (1763); Il Mezzogiorno (1765), ed. G. Biancardi, introduction by E. Esposito, commentary by S. Ballerio, Edizione nazionale delle Opere di G. Parini, Pisa-Roma, Serra (available in our Library).

Critical bibliography:
-G. Carnazzi, Forse d'amaro fiel. Parini primo e satirico, Milano, LED, 2005.
-Interpretazioni e letture del Giorno, ed. G. Barbarisi- E. Esposito, Milano, Cisalpino, 1998 (four essays among those by: A.C. Mutterle, Biancardi, Donati, Barbarisi, Santato, Mari, Spera, Gibellini, Terzoli, Benvenuti).
Further bibliography will be indicated during the course.

Teaching Unit C
Texts
V. Alfieri, "Satire", a cura di Gabriella Fenocchio, Milano, Misesis, 2017
Texts to be studied for the exam will be specified in class and on Ariel.
Further supplementary texts will be indicated during the course.

Critical bibliography:
- Gabriella Fenocchio's Introduction to the adopted edition
- Arnaldo Di Benedetto e Vincenza Perdichizzi, XVII. La produzione satirica degli ultimi anni: le Satire, in Alfieri, Roma, Salerno ed., 2014, pp. 224-237
- One of the following texts :
a) Giorgio Barberi Squarotti, Politica e poesia: le "Satire", "Annali alfieriani", IV, 1985, 13-38
b) S. Citroni Marchetti, Alfieri e la satira latina, in "Maia", n.s., XXXI, 2, 1979
c) Marco Sterpos, Classicismo nobiliare nelle "Satire" di Alfieri, "Seicento e Settecento", 9, 2014, 151-168
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam consists of an in-depth interview on fundamental topics of the work dealt and on the critical bibliography. Students will be required to demonstrate a full ability in interpretation and comment of the texts in Program.
Furthermore, the students will have to show their ability to communicate clearly and correctly with appropriate use of scientific terminology, as well as to accurately analyse literary texts through comparisons and critical judgments. Eventually, the students will have to prove their ability to conduct a research using the methods acquired in the course and preparing a critical bibliography. These abilities will be acquired through the interaction with the teacher in the classroom and the critical and methodological work on the texts, and through individual in-depth studies (term papers, reports).
Assessments are marked out of thirty.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Cabrini Anna Maria
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Cabrini Anna Maria
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Barucci Guglielmo
Professor(s)
Reception:
Since March 4th 2020, office hours have been called off. Students will be met only on Teams. Concact the teacher via mail to make an appointment
Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics; sector Modern Philology, 1st floor, via Francesco Sforza