Masterpieces in Italian Literature
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Course title in Estonian
Itaalia kirjanduse suured raamatud
Course title in English
Masterpieces in Italian Literature
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Ülar Ploom (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
Selective reading and analysis of some of the greatest books in Italian literature in their historico-cultural, receptional and theoretical contexts in some particular profile (real and fictional/symbolic space-time; narrator and narration; comment and metacomment; tradition and innovation; image and word; the spirit and anatomy of love; I, God, society; the poetic of the oppressed, etc)
Brief description of the course
The course comprises a selection of the following authors and masterpieces in Italian literature: Dante Alighieri, „La Divina Commedia“; Giovanni Boccaccio, „Decamerone“; Francesco Petrarca, “Canzoniere“ and Giacomo Leopardi „Canti“; Ludovico Ariosto „Orlando furioso“ and Torquato Tasso „Gerusalemme liberata“; Carlo Goldoni, „La locandiera“;„Ugo Foscolo, „Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis“; Alessandro Manzoni, „I promessi sposi“; Giovanni Verga, Short stories and „I Malavoglia“.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- will have a broad overview of treated masterpieces in the historical context of their birth and later reception and profound knowledge of these works in some specific theoretical and/or cultural profile;
- will be able to analyse extracts from the works under discussion and write an analytical essay on a topic agreed upon with the lecturer.
Ülar Ploom