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On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of different poetic trends and literary movements in Italy between 1914 and 1945;
2. Analyse poetic texts in terms of form, content, and cultural/historical context;
3. Write critical essays of a high standard, using appropriate secondary sources in both Italian and English;
4. Engage in discussion on central themes of the module.
1. Module introduction + Italy and WW1 + Futurism (Manifesto and poems)
2. Idealization of war – Futurism and Giuseppe Ungaretti’s relationship with Fascism
3. The experimental nature of Ungaretti’s poetry (Il porto sepolto, 1916)
4. After WW1 - Hermetic poetry and Vittorio Sereni (Frontiera 1941 > 42).
5. Research skills – (comparative work, critical sources)
7. Fascism policies – Realist poetry and Cesare Pavese (Lavorare stanca 1936 > 43).
8. Antifascism – Cesare Pavese and poetry of exile.
9. Prisoners – Poetry of immobility and memory in Vittorio Sereni’s Diario d’Algeria (1947).
10. Race laws in Italy and WW2 - Ungaretti (Il dolore 1947).
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Class Test: timed (one hour) online test||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: timed (two hours) online test||Week 12||No||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Two task-based assignments (writing the abstract of a secondary source; completing a list of references) will be completed (but not graded) between week 2 and 6. Class feedback will be given the week following completion of the assignment. Individual feedback for submitted essays will be given in week 12,
|Mrs Bianca Battilocchi||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Francesco Lucioli||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|