cod. 1008866

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - First semester
- Isotta PIAZZA
Academic discipline
Letteratura italiana contemporanea (L-FIL-LET/11)
Discipline metodologiche, informatiche e dei linguaggi
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide students with the skills and abilities
necessary to read the history of contemporary literature from a
perspective that does not only look at the author,'s background but considers the
literary work as a result of a mediation between the
literary system and the editorial one. The theoretical reflections, the literary
and cultural insights, together with the witnesses of employees of the
publishing industry and with the analysis of the contemporary publishing
system, will contribute to facilitate the student's knowleadge of the publishing world and future work experience in this area.


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Course unit content

In the first part of the course some fundamental topics will be introduced for the historical-theoretical understanding of the dynamics of interaction between the literary system and the publishing system (influence of publishing on literary genres and their hierarchization, influence on the paths of pluralization of the levels of literature , etc.), and a series of examples that show the many activities carried out in the publishing house around the literary text (from editing to the material creation of the book object). Lastly, this year's course proposes an articulated reflection on the twentieth-century canonization processes that book publishing has strongly influenced.

Full programme

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Erasmus students are asked to contact the teacher to talk about the exam program.

Teaching methods

Lectures, which will take place in class, teaching will develop
theoretical reasoning, accompanied by specific examples from
literary history. To make several examples clearer, we will make use of the
projection of cover images, and other paratextual elements. The final
part of the course involves the participation of people who work in the publishing world, who will provide a concrete image of their skills, abilities and cultural resources required in a publishing house nowadays.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final evaluation will be expressed in thirties and will take into account the knowledge of contemporary Italian literature, and the oral
examination, which will focus on materials developed during the course
and in the bibliography

Other information

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