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MODERN ITALIAN LITERATURE
LETTERATURA ITALIANA MODERNA

Pasolini and the contradictions of modernity. A journey through the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pasolini e le contraddizioni della modernità. Un percorso nell’opera di Pier Paolo Pasolini

A.Y. Credits
2022/2023 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Salvatore Ritrovato on appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

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

Modern literature is presented within a European temporal and geographical scenario, starting from the foundation of the 'modern' (with Cervantes and Shakespeare), up to the advent of capitalist society. Within this scenario, and in the perspective of a historical-philological study, not devoid of comparative openings, of the topics addressed, the student can reach a deeper conception of the roots of "modernity" as it develops from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, in the conflict of different cultural and socio-economic models, between the religion of progress and colonial ideology. Accustomed, therefore, to the direct reading of Italian texts within a European horizon, and to interrogate them on the basis of a conscious reflection on the methods used for their interpretation, the student will be able to integrate and rearticulate, in the sign of complexity, their knowledge about literature and to manage them with rigor and passion, as befits a subject that does not ask to be neutral, inert, opaque, but proposes itself, thanks to the cultural depth of its texts, as a dialectical junction between memory and fictional.

Program

The complexity and multiformity of Pasolini's work is sifted through those old and new critical hypotheses which encounter, even before the end of the Second World War, Pasolini's pursuit of an original path to poetry with the enhancement of the dialect tradition, and then the development of a research that, going beyond the boundaries of literature, climbs along the paths imposed by the new society of mass communication (from journalistic essays, to cinema and theater).

asolini's "modernity" is related to the difficult postwar years and the reconstruction, which is immediately followed by a radical disenchantment with the blocked mechanisms of Italian politics. In this sense, it becomes the problematic figure of a twentieth century that comes to terms with the fragility that, compared to previous centuries, distinguishes it, exposing it to the contradictions of every historicizing and canonizing narrative.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The aim of the course is to allow the student (a) an ability to integrate knowledge and manage the complexity of the issues addressed in the context of a European historical-cultural and critical-literary horizon, as well as to formulate judgments on the basis of learning and reflection on the critical methodologies developed during the twentieth century (from historicism to gender and intercultural studies), including reflection on the social and ethical responsibilities of the literary text linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments; therefore (b) the possibility of communicating in a clear and unambiguous manner the arguments and possibly the conclusions (assuming it is possible to conclude), including the underlying rationale, to both specialist and non-specialist interlocutors; finally, (c) the ability to develop those critical and didactic skills that allow you to continue studying independently, in view of the possible continuation of studies or any professional application.

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

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Frontal lessons; analysis of films and audiovisual materials; class discussions of the texts used; in-depth seminars on the topics of the course; laboratory

Attendance

A good starting point is required for Italian literature, its periodization, major issues, and literary forms and genres, as prescribed in the modern and contemporary Italian literature course of the triennial.

In order to be able to take the exam as attending students, students must attend at least 80% of the lessons and all seminar activities included in the sum of the hours of the course. Alternatively, contact the teacher.

Course books

Criticism

Roberto Carnero, Morire per le idee. Vita letteraria di Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bompiani, Milano 2022

Marco Antonio Bazzocchi, Alfabeto pasoliniano, Carocci, Roma 2022.

Works of Pasolini

La meglio gioventù (1954) – Ragazzi di vita (1955) – La ceneri di Gramsci (1957) – Una vita violenta (1959) – Passione e ideologia (1960) – Accattone (1961) – La religione del mio tempo (1961) – Mamma Roma (1962) – Il sogno di una cosa – La ricotta (1963) – Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (1964) – Poesia in forma di rosa (1964) – Alì dagli occhi azzurri – Uccellacci e uccellini (1966) – La terra vista dalla luna (1967) – Edipo Re (1967) – Che cosa sono le nuvole (1968) – Teorema (1968) – Porcile (1969) – Medea (1969) – Appunti per un’Orestiade africana (1970) – Il Decameron (1971) – La mura di Sana’a (1971) – Trasumanar e organizzar (1971) – I racconti di Canterbury (1972) –Empirismo eretico (1972) –  Il fiore delle Mille e una Notte (1974) – Sarò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975) – La Divina Mimesis (1975) – Scritti corsari (1975) – La nuova gioventù (1975) – Lettere luterane (1976) – Descrizioni di descrizioni (1979) – Amado mio (1982) – Teatro (Calderón, Affabulazione, Pilade, Porcile, Orgia, Bestia da stile) (1988) – Petrolio (1992)  

Assessment

Oral exam interview.

Students will be assessed through the following criteria: (1) knowledge of the topics, (2) ability to reason appropriately on the topics proposed at the interview, (3) ability to present the arguments with language properties.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Contact the teacher

Attendance

Contact the teacher

Course books

Contact the teacher

Assessment

Oral exam interview.

Students will be assessed through the following criteria: (1) knowledge of the topics, (2) ability to reason appropriately on the topics proposed at the interview, (3) ability to present the arguments with language properties.

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