Furious Paths II: the poem within the system of Ariosto's works

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No prerequisites are required.

This course is aimed both at undergraduate students and PhD candidates.


The seminar aims to propose ways of reading Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso focused not only on the narratively structural function of some thematic nuclei, on the conceptually strategic recurrence of some images, and on the stylistic, rhetorical and literary genre specificities of Ariosto's poem, but also and above all on those phenomena of intertextuality and interdiscursiveness which highlight on the one hand the fertile interaction of the Furioso with Ariosto's other works (the Satire above all, but also his dramaturgical and lyrical production) and on the other hand the more or less explicit that the sixteenth-century author establishes with the models of classical culture (Ovid, Virgil, Horace, etc.) and of the Italian literary tradition (primarily Dante and Petrarch).

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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.