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IT4016   Twentieth-Century Italian Canonical and Anti-Canonical Poetry

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module looks at voices and texts that have created contrasting discourses within the Italian Poetic tradition during the 20th century. Poets that have been recognised and promptly accepted and included within the Italian Canon, and poets who have been excluded or censored by it due to formal or political reasons. The module will study poets such as Gabriele D'Annunzio, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Eugenio Montale and Umberto Saba as representatives of the Canon, and Aldo Palazzeschi and other Futurist poets, as well as Cesare Pavese, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elio Pagliariani, and Nanni Belestrinin as voices of the Anti-Canon.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1- or 2-hour seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr R M Riccobono