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ITAL6737

Study of Literary Sicilianita

Sciascia, Camilleri and Consolo: A Study of Literary Sicilianita

The course is divided into two parts: the first section will introduce the concept of Sicilianità in literature understood as a common denominator of the literary production of Sicilian writers as presented by the critic S. Guglielmino, for whom Sicilian literature can be identified "in the presence of those data and those components that are considered close to the sensitivity and the specific way of being Sicilian". During the lectures we will discuss the common elements of Sicilian literature that have become a recognizable
literary canon for recurring themes such as realism, the Mafia, the disillusionment with the ideals of the Risorgimento, the issues related to the South, the l’Horror vacui and the haunting presence of death.

°The credit for this course can also be used for the M.A. in Mediterranean Studies

Required Texts: V. Consolo Di qua dal faro, Mondadori ,1999
L. Sciascia Il giorno della Civetta Einaiudi, 1961 (1° ed)
L. Sciascia Il Contesto, Einaudi, 19711
Camilleri. Voi non sapete, Mondadori, 2007
Camilleri. L’odore della notte, Sellerio, 2010 e Selllerio,2001
Artticoli: L.Sciascia “I professionisti dell’antimafia” , “Corriere della sera” , gennaio 1987
Francesco Zucconi, "Tra inchiesta e diagnosi del discorso politico. L'Affaire Moro di Leonardo Sciascia", in E/C, 29 marzo 2010.
Gli altri articoli su Consolo e Camilleri saranno forniti da me agli studenti.
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2011

ITAL6737A-L11 Lecture (Privitera)