The course aims to deepen the authors, moments, genres and themes that caracterize the italian literature of our time, from the early twentieth century, taking into account also, as much as possible, the links with the other systems of literary expression other arts, the literatures of other countries, as well as the history and geography of our country. Critical and analytical tools that will be used during the course will also help the studente to hone their reading mode.

At the end of the class, the student will be able to orient him/herself in the Italian Contemporary Literature.
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Travelling, seeing, Manganelli

Core Documentation

Travelling, seeing, Manganelli
a) Giorgio Manganelli, Esperimento con l’India, Milano, Adelphi, 1992 + Id., La favola pitagorica,
Milano, Adelphi, 2005 + Id., L’isola pianeta, Milano, Adelphi, 2006 + Viaggio in Africa, Adelphi
b) Giorgio Manganelli, La morte come luce. Scritti sulle arti, Adelphi 2023
c) Lietta Manganelli, Giorgio Manganelli. Aspettando che l’inferno cominci a funzionare, La nave di Teseo 2022
d) Andrea Cortellessa, Il libro è altrove. Ventisei piccole monografie su Giorgio Manganelli, Luca Sossella 2020 and/or Andrea Cortellessa, Filologia fantastica. Ipotizzare, Manganelli, Argolibri 2022
e) to give a context in 20th and 21st century italian literary history: Giulio Ferroni, Storia della letteratura italiana, quarto volume: Il Novecento e il nuovo millennio, Milano, Mondadori Università, 2012

Type of delivery of the course

Classes will be held both in-person (traditional mode) and distance learning


Attendance is optional

Type of evaluation

The examination will consist of a written test on the topics covered in the course