Undergraduate Course: Cleaning Up the 'Mess': Gadda' as test (hard test) for theory (any theory) (ELCI10012)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In his bestselling Roman thriller, true to his title Gadda constructs his ideal reader as one fully committed to observing the messy process that goes on in the mind as we map the world.
While focusing on one of the classics of European Modernism, the course systematically opens it up for investigation through a variety of methodological approaches.
A wider than usual range of learning tools (maps, diagrams, special editions and a wealth of Edinburgh-based online resources) supplements the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| none
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One degree examination (60% of total assessment).
One essay (2,500 words) (30% of total assessment)
Two seminar presentations and Research Seminar participation
(10% of total assessment)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||1:30|
| To equip students for indepth monographic study of a major literary text while testing a number of theoretical approaches.
|There are many Italian editions of Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (1957), but if you can get the following (now out of print), secondhand or otherwise, you would have, in one set, a learning tool and the primary text; a scanned version of vol. 2 will be available via Learn:|
C.E. Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (1957). Strumenti per la lettura, ed. by M. Marchetti (Milan: Garzanti Scuola, 1997), 2 vols; ISBN 8811045010.
For obvious reasons, it is good to have the English edition handy; here are the details: C.E. Gadda, That Awful Mess on Via Merulana (1985), Quartet Books (also available in EUL in multiple copies).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 hour(s) per week for 1 week(s). 1 additional class (film screening), 2 hours, at time to be arranged.
|Course organiser||Prof Federica Pedriali
Tel: (0131 6)50 3642
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635