2023-2024 / LROM0108-2

Study of modern Italian texts 1


30h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Ilaria de Seta

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The modern Italian novel in film


Luchino Visconti, Il Gattopardo (Le guépard), 1963
Francesco Rosi, Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Le Christ s'est arrêté à Eboli), 1979
Mario Monicelli, Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (La double vie de Mathias Pascal), 1985
Francesca Archibugi, Con gli occhi chiusi (Les yeux fermés), 1994
Mauro Bolognini, Senilità (Quand la chair succombe), 1962 and / or Francesca Comencini, Le parole di mio padre, 2001

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, the student will be able to write a short essay on a modern Italian novel in relation to its cinematographic transposition. The student will also be able to orally present one novel / film in comparison with another.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No prerequisites

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Projection Films ; Novels reading ; Debate. Interactive method.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings


Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Il gattopardo (1958)
Carlo Levi, Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (1945)
Federigo Tozzi, Con gli occhi chiusi (1919)
Luigi Pirandello, Il fu Mattia Pascal (1904)
Italo Svevo, Senilità (1898) ou Id., La coscienza di Zeno (1923)

Two novels will be read / discussed in class, and students will read a third of their choice at home.

Secondary bibliography will be provided during the course directly in the classroom or will be available in the library.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

Written examination in Janury.

Oral examination at the end of the course.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Wednesday from 12 to 2 pm

Lecture Hall A2 6/11


Ilaria de Seta

Place Cockerill 3-5, B-4000 Liège

Wednesday, on prior appointment


Association of one or more MOOCs