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ITALIAN LITERATURE OF MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE
LETTERATURA ITALIANA DEL MEDIOEVO E DEL RINASCIMENTO

Declinations of the Utopia
Generi e modelli: lirica, novella, poema (secoli XIV-XVI)

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Antonio Corsaro After the classes

Assigned to the Degree Course

Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures (LM-14 / LM-15)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The course is aimed at the acquisition of advanced notions on the history of medieval and Renaissance texts, with particular emphasis on the history of genres and their textual tradition. It also offers the essential elements of periodization for the study of literary phenomena of the secc. XIV-XVI, and advanced notions of analysis of the literary text, in accordance with the specific skills that the Curriculum LM-14 provides to form. Moreover the course provides notions and methodological tools useful for the history of literary theories and poetics.

Program

Utopia of Thomas More: history of the text, analytical readings - The ancient sources of utopian writing - The literary utopia and its specific characters - Fortune of Utopia in Italy: Ortensio Lando translator of Th. More, A. Doni, Campanella - Fortune of the utopian theme in Rabelais - The golden age as a mythical category: the ancient sources - The golden age as a renaissance theme: analytical readings by Ariosto - The golden age in burlesque poetry - The recovery of the theme of the prisca aetas in the Late Renaissance Pastoral - The Aminta of Tasso

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The students are expected to demonstrate the owning and competence of advanced knowledges on XVth and XVIth Centuries Italian Literature, with a special reference to its elements of literary geography, of periodization, and to the literary and poetical genres.

The students are expected to demonstrate the comprehension of the concepts and contents included in the course; and to show some examples of textual and philological analysis, and the ability of connecting the specific analysis to the general historical pattern

The students are expected to demonstrate the owning and competence of the sectorial language of philology and of the analysis of a literary text, in order to be able to reason according the advanced elements of the discipline.

 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Besides the official lectures, other supplementary lectures may be given by guest teachers or by assistant teachers.

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises) and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

The students will be requested some readings during the course, in order to be able to attend the classes with a specific preparation.

Attendance

Attendance is compulsory

Course books

A dossier of teaching materials useful to follow the lessons will be made available to the students attending the beginning of the course. During the final exam, in addition to all the topics presented in the lectures by the teacher, the analytical reading and the knowledge of the following texts will be required:

Thomas More, Utopia, edited by L. Firpo, Naples, 2000.

Ortensio Lando, La Republica rediscovered, ed. 1548 (material provided by the teacher)

Ortensio Lando, Commentary (chosen passages in the 'dispensa')

A. Doni, The Worlds (chosen passages in the 'dispensa')

T. Campanella, the city of the sun (chosen passages in the 'dispensa')

T. Tasso, Aminta, any commented edition

Assessment

Oral exam. The attending student is expected to discuss any subject treated by the teacher during the classes, including the lectures held by other guest teachers. He is expected, in addition, to demonstrate the knowledge and comprehension of the above mentioned texts. The non-attending students are invited to follow the program on line and prepare allt the texts. All the students will be equally judged according the following criteria: (1) Konowledge of the matter. (2) Capacity of reasoning adequately on the subject of the questions. (3) Capacity of exposing the matter with an appropriate use of the language.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Non attending students are expected to check the program on line, and to make certain of the availability of the requested texts. In case of difficulty, they may contact the teacher by e-mail. 

Attendance

Attendance is not compulsory.

Course books

Thomas More, Utopia, ed. L. Firpo, Napoli, 2000.

Ortensio Lando, La Republica nuovamente ritrovata, ed. 1548 (materials given by the teacher)

R. Trousson, Viaggi in nessun luogo. Storia letteraria del pensiero utopico, Ravenna, Longo, 1992.

T. Campanella, La città del sole, ed. by G. Ernst, Roma-Bari, Laterza

T. Tasso, Aminta, any commented edition 

L. Firpo, Tommaso Moro e la sua fortuna in Italia, in Id., Studi sull’Utopia, raccolti da Luigi Firpo, Firenze, Olschki, 1977, pp. 31-58. 

Assessment

Oral exam. The non-attending student is expected to demonstrate the knowledge and comprehension of the above mentioned texts. The non-attending students are invited to follow the program on line and prepare allt the texts. All the students will be equally judged according the following criteria: (1) Konowledge of the matter. (2) Capacity of reasoning adequately on the subject of the questions. (3) Capacity of exposing the matter with an appropriate use of the language.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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