cod. 18553

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Letteratura italiana contemporanea (L-FIL-LET/11)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and Understanding
The teaching of Contemporary Italian Literature aims to strengthen the basic knowledge of literary study, promoting the critical and personal reading and interpretation of literary texts.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding
The study of the historical-literary dynamics of the twentieth century and the integral reading of the texts make it possible to develop the ability to understand and link the text to its context.
Autonomy of Judgement (making judgements)
At the end of the course, students should have developed the ability to carefully evaluate the complexity of literary texts, critically interpreting their media, thematic and stylistic elements, and having acquired particular interpretative skills regarding the historical and socio-cultural contexts in which these artistic testimonies are inserted.
Communication skills
At the end of the course, students should have a good understanding of how to describe literary texts on the basis of the theories of genres, themes and the supranational study of literature, knowing how to elaborate a personal, clear and coherent reading of the texts themselves.
Learning Skills
The commitment on the level of preparation and learning should give students a certain methodological mastery and useful skills to consolidate their repertoire of readings, the ability to understand and be able to reconstruct the dynamics of literary events, essential to elaborate the contents in the written production.


Those who throughout their Bachelor’s studies haven’t obtained a specific preparation in Contemporary Italian Literature, particularly concerning the Nineteenth and Twentieth century, will have to fill this gap on their own, possibly using a good and updated secondary school anthology.

Course unit content

Extreme contemporary literature
The course aims to offer the tools to read, interpret, historicize and evaluate contemporary narrative, providing the historical-literary coordinates necessary to frame the last decades of twentieth-century production and those of the new millennium, identifying a postmodern season and a (more recent ) ) hypermodern. The course will end with a multi-voice seminar dedicated to this topic.

Full programme

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Any Erasmus students can agree on the exam program directly with the professor by showing up at one of the student reception appointments

Teaching methods

It is highly recommended that students attend both the introductory literary-historical part and (above all) the laboratory part dedicated to the reading of narrative texts. In particular, it is necessary that students actively participate in the proposed activities in order to implement their critical tools and to practice making value judgments.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

The average marks (24-27 / 30) come
assigned to the student who has a level more than
sufficient (24-25 / 30) or good (26-27 / 30)
The highest marks (from 28/30 to 30/30 and honors) are awarded based on the demonstration of a level from good to excellent in both parts of the exam.

Other information

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