|TITLE||Letteratura Italiana dalle origini al Duecento|
|LEVEL||01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DESCRIPTION||The development of literature in Italy from the earliest attempts in verse and prose in the various “volgari” to the masterpieces by Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio. The differences between Medieval literary output in Latin and in the Romance languages are explained against the historical and linguistic background and special attention is given to the lyrical tradition which evolved in Provence and in Northern France, influencing the Sicilian group of poets, the Siculo-Tuscans and the Dolce Stil Novo, including Dante.
- Marco Santagata, Laura Carotti, Alberto Casadei, Mirko Tavoni, Il filo rosso. Antologia e storia della letteratura italiana ed europea, vol. 1 (Duecento e Trecento), edizione B, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2007.
- Gianfranco Contini, Letteratura italiana delle origini, Firenze, Sansoni, 1991.
A coursepack of additional readings will be made available.
|ADDITIONAL NOTES||Pre-requisite Qualifications: At least an intermediate level in Italian or permission from lecturer holding the study-unit.|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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