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Postgraduate Studies: Italian Studies

SLL4025F       TOPICS IN ITALIAN STUDIES 1

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor G Tuccini

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an honours programme.

Course outline:

The course aims to provide honours students with a detailed understanding of 19th Century Italian Literature with a special focus on authors which may include monographic studies of any one of the following authors: Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi, Alessandro Manzoni, Giovanni Verga or Giovanni Pascoli, in consultation with the convenor of the module being taught.

DP requirements: Submission of all written work.

Assessment: One essay of at least 6,000 words 70%; test 30%.

 

 

SLL4026F    TOPICS IN ITALIAN STUDIES 2

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor G Tuccini

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an honours programme.

Course outline:

The course aims to provide students with a linguistic knowledge of Italian lyric poetry of the Middle Ages and to reflect upon the tradition of Italian civilisation in relation with the Romance cultural world. Students will become more familiar with the analysis of major forms of lyric poetry in Italy (sonetto, ballata, canzone, sestina, frottola, ode, madrigale). The course will then deepen the relationship between metric, language and stylistics in Italian Medieval and Humanistic poetry, focusing on some of the most significant metrical elements such as rhythm, metrical patterns, rhyming schemes, accent, verses, stanzas, and principal styles of poetry.

DP requirements: At least 80% attendance required.

Assessment: One essay of at least 6,000 words 70%; test 30%.

 

 

SLL4027S       TOPICS IN ITALIAN STUDIES 3

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor G Tuccini

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an honours programme.

Course outline:

The course aims to provide honours students with a detailed understanding of 20th Century Italian Literature and cultural output with a special focus on Modernism and post-war literature. Monographic studies of any one of the following authors Italo Svevo,  Luigi  Pirandello,  Dino Buzzati Giorgio Bassani and, depending on the student’s field of interest, may include the study of the transfer of literature to the cinema screen.

DP requirements: Submission of all written work.

Assessment: One essay of at least 6,000 words 70%; test 30%.

 

 

SLL4028S       TOPICS IN ITALIAN STUDIES 4

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor G Tuccini

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an honours programme.

Course outline:

The aim of the course is to provide students with methods of literary analysis and elements of Italian linguistics through the investigation of significant excerpts taken from Medieval and Early modern Italian masterpieces. Particular attention is given to the linguistic dimension of literature as a means of high communication. By the end of the course, students will have acquired a thorough understanding of paraphrase and comment in the Italian linguistic and literary field as a means by which to decode and interpret complex texts.

DP requirements: Submission of all written work and at least 80% attendance required.

Assessment: One essay of at least 6,000 words 70%; test 30%.

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