Poesia italiana moderna: module 1

Course Dates: 14/07/21 - 28/07/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
In questo corso esploreremo il lavoro di sei autori affermati del panorama poetico italiano dalla seconda metà del ventesimo secolo a oggi: Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), Pierluigi Cappello (1967-2017), Patrizia Cavalli (1949-), Valentino Zeichen (1938-2016), Luigi di Ruscio (1930-2011) e Nadia Agustoni (1964-).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00

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Course Code: LNW78

Finished Wed, day, 14 Jul - 28 Jul '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Each lesson will be dedicated to two different poets, and it will focus on discussions around a selection of around 4-5 poems in total. Students will interact with each other and with the tutor in order to explore each author's approach to poetry, as well as the topics that characterise their work. Ideal for those who want to enhance their speaking and comprehension skills at an advanced level. The poets that we will focus on this first module (there will be a module 2 in the new academic year for those who wish to continue) are: Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), Pierluigi Cappello (1967-2017), Patrizia Cavalli (1949-), Valentino Zeichen (1938-2016), Luigi di Ruscio (1930-2011) e Nadia Agustoni (1964-).

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Attraverso una selezione di poesie di 6 autori, di diverse tendenze e generazioni, percorreremo varie direzioni della poesia italiana contemporanea. In ogni lezione, oltre a discutere insieme le poesie in programma, ci saranno approfondimenti sulla figura degli autori, del loro pensiero e delle tematiche contenute, attraverso attività di ascolto e brevi letture. ATTENZIONE: Gli iscritti al corso riceveranno un documento PDF contenente le poesie incluse nel programma. Per questa ragione è necessario iscriversi il prima possibile.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- have a clearer understanding of modern Italian poetry
- feel more confident in your ability to express your opinion when discussing literature.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is entirely in Italian and you should have studied the language for at least 4-5 years or have an advanced level. If you have unsure, please contact languages for advice as the course might still be suitable.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Speak to the course tutor about other possibile courses which may be of interest.

Roberto Minardi

Roberto moved to London in 1999. In 2002, he took a Diploma in Teaching Foreign Languages, and since then he has taught Italian in various colleges and universities. In 2005 he gained a CELTA qualification and moved to Central America for about a year. There he began teaching English, a job he carried on doing for various years on his return to England. Teaching English to speakers of other languages gave him the opportunity to work with students from diverse educational backgrounds, and allowed him to refine the technique of using the target language in class. Roberto strongly believes in helping students to build a positive attitude towards using Italian as much as possible, and to overcome the inhibition adults often experience, so that they can enjoy using the language. He went on to get a Joint BA in French Studies & Spanish and Latin American Studies. He has published several volumes of poetry in Italian. In addition to his interest in languages and literature, he has done extensive personal study in areas such as Italian Baroque, 19th and 20th century Italian art and history, and Italian dialects. Roberto enjoys sharing his studies and knowledge in class.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.