In the workshop of Leopardi’s Operette morali (=6 ECTS)
The question of macro- and micro-textual drawing up of the OM’s redactions (from the Neapolitan autograph down to the final form of the book) will be tackled. Having delineated this reference framework, students will be called upon to tackle – in work groups of 3 or 4 – an examination of the tradition and variants of one single Operetta, assessing editors’ and critics’ interpretations through the study of autographs and printed editions.
1. –Giacomo Leopardi, Operette morali, ed. by Laura Melosi, Milano, BUR, 2008
2.a. – Giacomo Leopardi, Operette morali, Critical edition by Ottavio Besomi, Milano, Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori, 1979 [selected pages]
2.b. – Giacomo Leopardi, Operette morali, Critical edition by Francesco Moroncini, Bologna, Cappelli, 1928-1929 [selected pages];
3. – Emilio Russo, Ridere del mondo. La lezione di Leopardi, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017;
4. – Maurizio Vitale, Le correzioni linguistiche del Leopardi alle “Operette morali”, “Paideia”, XLV (1990), pp. 415-56.
Further critical bibliography will be indicated at the time of assigning seminar work.
* texts indicated with a star (*) will be made available online
Non-attending students are required to make an appointment with Professor Pancheri at least three months before the exam.