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Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(IT1098 Italian Literature and Culture 1)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term and Hilary Term (available to full-year students only) Basic Italian 1 x 2-hour exam on Italian history 1815-1945 (30%) and Italian theatre (30%); two assignments: essay on the Novel (20%); poetry commentary (20%), all in Hilary Term. 3 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

Analysis of a selection of Italian texts (poetry, drama and novel). On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: read, comprehend and assimilate a selection of modern and contemporary Italian texts, including prose, poetry and theatrical works; give a succinct account of Italian history since the 19th century; reflect on what they have learned; present their knowledge in commentaries, essays and examination answers that display a basic understanding of critical and historical approaches.

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(IT2099 Italian Language 2)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term and/ or Hilary Term Basic competence in Italian - suitable for intermediate language level B1 ('Independent user') in the Language Portfolio of the Council of Europe. Michaelmas Term: one written grammar test; one oral test; continuous assessment. Hilary Term: 1 x 3-hour written exam; oral exam; aural exam; continuous assessment. 4 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

An intermediate level module covering grammar, translation, writing, comprehension and oral practice. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: express themselves in Italian orally and in writing, accurately, fluently and with a sufficiently developed vocabulary; display competence in Italian grammar, and evidence of moving towards higher levels of comprehension; translate effectively from and into Italian at an intermediate level; develop independent reading skills.

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(IT2097 Inferno and Renaissance)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term and/ or Hilary Term Reading competence in Italian Michaelmas Term: essay on Inferno, Petrarch, or Lorenzo. Hilary Term: essay on Inferno. Full academic year: 1 x 2-hour annual exam. 2 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

The course covers Dante's Inferno (MT and HT); Petrarch - Canzoniere (MT); The Poetry of Lorenzo (MT). On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: read, comprehend and assimilate a selection of Italian texts from the medieval and Renaissance periods, including seminal authors such as Dante, Petrarch and Lorenzo de' Medici; supplement their knowledge of these texts by making appropriate use of published scholarship and criticism; present their knowledge in written form, displaying an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches; write clear ` and coherent analyses of texts under test conditions.

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(IT2098 Italian Literature and Culture 2 )

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term and/ or Hilary Term Reading competence in Italian Michaelmas Term: essay on Cinema on Italian history. Hilary Term: 1 x 1-hour exam on Italian history. 1-2 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

The course covers Cinema on Italian history in MT; Italian history (1945-2000) in HT. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: read, comprehend and assimilate a selection of Italian texts and films from the modern period, situating them in their cultural contexts; supplement their knowledge of these materials by making appropriate use of published scholarship and criticism; present their knowledge in written form, displaying an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches; describe the historical and social context of Italy in relation to modernity, interpreting materials of various kinds; write clear and coherent essays and commentaries to analyse texts and films.

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(IT3099 Italian Language 3)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term and/ or Hilary Term Two years' Italian at university level - suitable for language level B2 ('Independent user') in the Language Portfolio of the Council of Europe. Michaelmas Term: one written grammar test; one oral test; continuous assessment. Hilary Term: 1 x 2-hour exam (50%); oral exam (30%); continuous assessment (20%). 4 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

An advanced-level course, covering writing, grammar, translation, comprehension and oral skills. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to express themselves in Italian orally and in writing, accurately and fluently, using a wide vocabulary and an appropriate variety of communicative styles; display high levels of comprehension of oral and written Italian, including a variety of styles and levels of written communication; translate from and into Italian at a sophisticated level; conduct satisfactory spoken and written communications with Italians and Italian speakers, in a variety of settings.

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(IT3098 Italian Literature and Culture 3 )

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term and/ or Hilary Term Good reading competence in Italian Michaelmas Term: essay on Purgatorio (50%); essay on Italian Society, Contexts, Texts (50%). Hilary Term: essay on Paradiso (50%); exam on Historical Narratives (50%). 2-3 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

The module covers Dante's Purgatorio (MT) and Paradiso (HT); Italian Society Contexts, Texts (MT): some aspects of Italy in the 21st century; Historical Narratives: Manzoni (HT). On successful completion of this module, students should be able to deal competently with major texts from Italian literature from different historical periods, including authors such as Dante and Manzoni, and develop well-informed interpretations of those texts, including the ability to cite and evaluate some relevant published scholarship; display an understanding of ` historical, social and cultural interactions in modern Italy; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques, critical approaches and methods of social and cultural analysis; apply what they have learned to situations outside their Italian degree course; demonstrate serious potential for in-depth study and research; discuss facts, ideas and personal opinions in class, including through classroom presentations; trace and document valid comparisons between texts and other materials.

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(IT4096 Italian Literature and Culture 4)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term and/or Hilary Term Good reading competence in Italian Michaelmas Term: essay on Boccaccio, Castiglione, or Machiavelli (100%). Hilary Term: 1 x 2-hour exam (100%). 3 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

Medieval and Renaissance literature - classic Italian authors including Boccaccio (MT), Castiglione (MT), Machiavelli (MT), Cultural Configurations: 'Some aspects of intercultural communication between Asia and Italy'. (HT). On successful completion of this module, students should be able to do advanced study and research-based project work on a variety of texts from Italian literature from different centuries, explaining and corroborating their interpretations of those texts, with some evaluation of relevant scholarship; communicate an understanding of authorship as a component of literary culture; analyse some interactions of culture and history in Italy; trace and document valid comparisons between texts, and convey a broad understanding of continuities, connections and contradictions in Italian literature and culture; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches.

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(IT3419 Italian Option: Dante's Minor Works )

(5 ECTS credits for each option) Michaelmas Term Good reading competence in Italian 1 essay for each option, with the possibility of additional assessment by examination 1-2 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

This option module will look in close textual detail at the spiritual, poetic, philosophical and political ideas contained in the Vita nuova, De Vulgari Eloquentia, Convivio and Monarchia. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to do advanced study and research-based project work on a variety of texts from Italian literature from different centuries, explaining and corroborating their interpretations of those texts, with some evaluation of relevant scholarship; communicate an understanding of authorship as a component of literary culture; analyse some interactions of culture and history in Italy; trace and document valid comparisons between texts, and convey a broad understanding of continuities, connections and contradictions in Italian literature and culture; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches.

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(IT3426 Italian Option: Pier Paolo Pasolini )

(5 ECTS credits each option) Michaelmas Term Good reading competence in Italian 1 essay for each option, with the possibility of additional assessment by examination 1-2 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

This module will focus on the life and work of controversial Italian author and major post-war intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to do advanced study and research-based project work on a variety of texts from Italian literature from different centuries, explaining and corroborating their interpretations of those texts, with some evaluation of relevant scholarship; communicate an understanding of authorship as a component of literary culture; analyse some interactions of culture and history in Italy; trace and document valid comparisons between texts, and convey a broad understanding of continuities, connections and contradictions in Italian literature and culture; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches.

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(IT3432 Italian Option: Castiglione)

(5 ECTS credits for each option) Michaelmas Term Good reading competence in Italian. Taking this option excludes taking IT4096 and vice versa) 1 essay for each option, with the possibility of additional assessment by examination 1 hour weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

The module will examine Castiglione's text Libro del Cortegiano (1528), a Renaissance dialogue set at the court of Urbino. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to do advanced study and research-based project work on a variety of texts from Italian literature from different centuries, explaining and corroborating their interpretations of those texts, with some evaluation of relevant scholarship; communicate an understanding of authorship as a component of literary culture; analyse some interactions of culture and history in Italy; trace and document valid comparisons between texts, and convey a broad understanding of continuities, connections and contradictions in Italian literature and culture; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches.

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(IT3424 Italian Option: The Poetry of Michelangelo )

(5 ECTS credits for each option) Hilary Term Good reading competence in Italian - minimum language level of B2 ('Independent user') in the Language Portfolio of the Council of Europe. 1 essay for each option, with the possibility of additional assessment by examination 1 hour weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

This module will aim at a close reading of Michelangelo's poems (Rime) with a view to engaging with his existential philosophy. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to do advanced study and research-based project work on a variety of texts from Italian literature from different centuries, explaining and corroborating their interpretations of those texts, with some evaluation of relevant scholarship; communicate an understanding of authorship as a component of literary culture; analyse some interactions of culture and history in Italy; trace and document valid comparisons between texts, and convey a broad understanding of continuities, connections and contradictions in Italian literature and culture; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches.

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(IT3441 Italian Option: Collodi's Pinocchio)

(5 ECTS credits for each option) Hilary Term Good reading competence in Italian 1 essay for each option, with the possibility of additional assessment by examination 1 hour weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

This module aims at an in-depth-reading of Pinocchio through the prism of a set of cultural theories. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to do advanced study and research-based project work on a variety of texts from Italian literature from different centuries, explaining and corroborating their interpretations of those texts, with some evaluation of relevant scholarship; communicate an understanding of authorship as a component of literary culture; analyse some interactions of culture and history in Italy; trace and document valid comparisons between texts, and convey a broad understanding of continuities, connections and contradictions in Italian literature and culture; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches.

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(IT3443 Italian Option: Opera and libretti )

(5 ECTS credits for each option) Hilary Term Good reading competence in Italian - minimum language level of B2 ('Independent user') in the Language Portfolio of the Council of Europe. 1 essay for each option, with the possibility of additional assessment by examination 1-2 hours weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

This module, which will be delivered in Italian, will focus on the history of melodramma and opera from their beginnings in the 16th and 17th centuries to the present.On successful completion of this module, students should be able to do advanced study and research-based project work on a variety of texts from Italian literature from different centuries, explaining and corroborating their interpretations of those texts, with some evaluation of relevant scholarship; communicate an understanding of authorship as a component of literary culture; analyse some interactions of culture and history in Italy; trace and document valid comparisons between texts, and convey a broad understanding of continuities, connections and contradictions in Italian literature and culture; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches.

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(IT3444 Italian Option: Performativity and the Italian Short Story)

(5 ECTS credits for each option) Hilary Term Good reading competence in Italian 1 essay for each option, with the possibility of additional assessment by examination 1 hour weekly TSM Erasmus Co-ordinator: Dr Giuliana Adamo (gadamo@tcd.ie)

Description

This module aims to look at the short-story tradition in Italian literature from medieval to modern times addressing a number of questions around the performative nature of the "novella". On successful completion of this module, students should be able to do advanced study and research-based project work on a variety of texts from Italian literature from different centuries, explaining and corroborating their interpretations of those texts, with some evaluation of relevant scholarship; communicate an understanding of authorship as a component of literary culture; analyse some interactions of culture and history in Italy; trace and document valid comparisons between texts, and convey a broad understanding of continuities, connections and contradictions in Italian literature and culture; present their knowledge in commentaries and essays that display an understanding of literary techniques and critical approaches.