Furious Paths I: a lecture of Ariosto's poem

Period of duration of course
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Course info
Number of course hours
32
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
20
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
12
CFU 3
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Prerequisiti

No prerequisites are required.

This course is aimed at undergraduate students, but is valid also for PhD candidates.

Programma

Through a precise and extensive reading of Lodovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso, the course intends to provide the essential coordinates relating to the main conceptual turning points and to the historiographical, theoretical and philological problems inherent in the study of the literary civilization of Humanism and the Renaissance, proposing paths of traversing Ariosto's poem attentive to the narratively structural function of some thematic junctures, to the conceptually strategic recurrence of some images, and to the stylistic, rhetorical and literary genre specificities through which Ariosto revolutionized the tradition of the chivalric novel.

Obiettivi formativi

The course aims to introduce the research tools and textual analysis that can improve the historical, linguistic and stylistic understanding of the 16th Century Italian literature, and the investigation of the dynamics of cultural memory and the diachronic and interdisciplinary reuses of thematic and stylistic topoi.

Riferimenti bibliografici

- Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, a cura di E. Bigi, C. Zampese, Milano, Rizzoli, 2012.

- Lessico critico dell’Orlando furioso, a cura di A. Izzo, Roma, Carocci, 2016.