• Feuilletons – originally a French term, feuilleton refers to the genre of novels in installments that originated in early 19th century in French and British literature. The feuilleton is a novel published in episodes in a periodical, and usually later reprinted in book format as a single text. The feuilleton differs from the generic “novel” genre in that the context of its original publication heavily influences its structure, format and style. Certain narrative elements (dialogue, suspense, episodic plot structure) are privileged over others. In Italian, the term feuilleton was rendered as romanzo d’appendice. Appendice originally designated the section of a newspaper devoted to literature —including fiction, cultural reviews and debates. Only later (by the 1870s) this section of a daily (usually the bottom part of the first and second pages) became exclusively devoted to (at times synonymous with) this popular narrative genre.
  • Rubrica (pl. rubriche) – a section of a periodical with a recurring title and theme; it can be created along a theme (opinion writing, historical pieces), or in terms of how the news are gathered  (telegraphic dispatches, local news from hospital, tribunals, police stations).