The course will examine the narrative work of Luigi Malerba (1927-2008), analysing the rhetorical strategies that regulate the short forms (from the collection of novellas La scoperta dell'alfabeto to Testa d'argento) and the more articulated fictional structures, constructed from a Postmodern perspective.
Giulio Ferroni, Storia della letteratura italiana. Il Novecento e il nuovo millennio, Mondadori Università, 2012.
Luigi Malerba, Tutti i racconti, a cura di Gino Ruozzi, Milano, Mondadori, 2020.
Luigi Malerba, Il serpente (any edition)
Luigi Malerba, Salto mortale (any edition).
Simmetrie naturali. Luigi Malerba tra letteratura e cinema,a cura di Nicola Catelli, Reggio Emilia, Diabasis, 2013.
The teaching contributes to the realization of the Learning Objectives of the Course of Study in Literature, aiming to provide methodological and hermeneutical tools related to literary modernity; .
At the end of the course students will have to acquire sufficient skills to analyze the literary texts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Students should be able to present with appropriate terms and in a clear way what they have learned in relation to the themes and critical methodologies inherent to literary modernity in Italy.
The course is aimed at students of the second year of the three-year course in Literature and requires knowledge of the fundamentals of literary modernity.
Conventional. 63 hours of teacher up front lessons; there will also be seminars and lectures by scholars from Italian, European and American universities.
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Oral exam with final marks.
The final assessment consists of an oral exam on the entire syllabus. The aim is to assess students' skills and in particular, an understanding of the issues discussed during the course, an appropriate knowledge of the bibliography in the course programme as well as critical and methodological abilities will be evaluated. The grading scale goes from 1 to 30 with honours (cum laude): 1-17 fail, 18-21 sufficient, 22-24 fair, 25-27 good, 28-29 very good, 30-30 with honours (cum laude) excellent.