Italian Literature within Narrative, Poetry and the Stage

lrom2851  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Italian Literature within Narrative, Poetry and the Stage
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
15.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
Italian
Prerequisites
Bachelor in ROM or ROGE, with a minor subject in Italian or equivalent.
Main themes
Depending on the annual program, in this course we study some of the main authors of Italian literature (from the Middle Ages to the XX century). Students are taught to reflect on the genesis of three literary works (one in verse, one in prose, and a play for the theatre) through study of a body of texts and drafts. This allows students to understand the mechanisms and the challenges of writing (on the part of the author), of reading, of interpreting and of editing (in terms of scholarly critique) which all intervene in the production and the reception of literary work.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
a) read, analyze and interpret a literary text using the methodologies described and adopted in the course,
b) place a literary text within its cultural, linguistic, aesthetic, literary, and scriptural context,
c) identify and interpret different textual levels and their interactions.
 
Content
Italian opera has had an exceptional social, cultural and political impact in Europe and throughout the world. Although in the eighteenth century Italian opera was an essentially a European phenomenon, in the nineteenth century it conquered the Americas and other continents.
We will study the narratological and cognitive structures that allowed such a success. We will examine the modes of reception (the dissemination of libretti  as a literary genre, staging, etc.), political and social implications, as well as adaptation strategies, fundamental to understanding Italian opera.
The student will be able to read a booklet, to understand its structure and to foresee the musical realization.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures

 
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

First and second session:
  • Written exam
  • Written paper handed in at the beginning of the session.
Bibliography
Livrets:
  • Pietro Metastasio: L'olimpiade
  • Pietro Metastasio: Il sogno di Scipione
  • Salvadore Cammarano: Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Felice Romani: Colombo
  • Luigi Illica: Cristoforo Colombo
  • Arrigo Boito: Amleto
  • Arrigo Boito: Otello
Articles et essais sur moodle:
Articles à chercher activement en bibliothèque et dans des répositoires d'articles académiques comme JSTOR ou SAGE.

 
 
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Certificat universitaire en littérature

Master [120] in Translation