Italian Literature in the 20th Century
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Itaalia 20. sajandi kirjandus
Course title in English
Italian Literature in the 20th Century
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To provide a survey of the main trends of 20th century Italian literature, discuss main authors and works until ca 1980.
Brief description of the course
Developments in prose, fiction, poetry and drama during the following periods:
from 19th century decadence to 1st World War; from 1st World War to 2nd World War;
from 2nd World War to 1980's including overviews of works by Calvino, Sciascia, various female authors and Eco.
Discussions will be held on literary criticism.

Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Knowledge of main tendencies and developments of 20th century Italian literature.
Capacity to recognise the connections of Italian 20th century literature to European history and cultural context.
Capacity to understand 20th literary discourses.
prof. Ülar Ploom (PhD)