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PHILOLOGIES OF ITALIAN LITERARY TEXTS

CODE 66407
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9918 LETTERATURE MODERNE E SPETTACOLO (LM-14) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/13
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    «Philologists have the task of conserving the ancient meaning of the text that they are materially preserving. Therefore they have to act as mediators between the text and the community». The course aims to put this definition by Heinrich Lausberg into practice by applying it to a different specific text every year and experimenting with how to do a critical edition in practice

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Analysing the themes of the history of tradition and ecdoctics with reference to Italian literary texts with particular attention to the specific problems posed by different types of tradition (handwritten or printed, old or modern texts) in relation to the practice of edition technique. Acquiring familiarity with witness reconstruction, analysis of textual traditions and criticism of versions.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Acquire theoretical and practical knowledges about textual criticism applied to Italian literary texts in their spcific tradition. To be able to read and undestand any critical edition of a literary text without difficulty and tto ackle it with the necessary interpretative competencies.

    PREREQUISITES

    To have taken the course of Italian Philology during the three-year degree course it's recommended but not mandatory.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons will be held in frontal teaching (points a) and b) of syllabus) and as seminar (point c) of syllabus).

    All students must sign up AulaWeb

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Course for 6 CFU

    a) Basic notions about Italian Philology

    The first part of the course will give to the student the methodological basic notions needed to prepare a critical edition reliable by a philological point of view of an Italian literary text.

    b) The other "Dante"

    The second part of the course will examine from various points of view (ecdotic, metrical, thematic, intertextuality) the lyrical production of Dante da Maiano, a correspondent of Dante Alighieri and the only XIIIth century poet with a tradition completely on print.

    Course for 9 CFU

    a) Basic notions about Italian Philology

    The first part of the course will give to the student the methodological basic notions needed to prepare a critical edition reliable by a philological point of view of an Italian literary text.

    b) The other "Dante"

    The second part of the course will examine from various points of view (ecdotic, metrical, thematic, intertextuality) the lyrical production of Dante da Maiano, a correspondent of Dante Alighieri and the only XIIIth century poet with a tradition completely on print.

    c) How can you make a critical edition?

    The third part of the course will be hold as a seminar: students will prepare a critical edition of a XIIIth century poem and will discuss this edition at lesson

    Students which won't be able to attend lessons must contact the teacher before semester end

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Bibliography for 6 CFU course

    a) Pasquale Stoppelli, Filologia della letteratura italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2008 or Paolo Trovato, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lachmann's Method. A Non-Standard Handbook of Genealogical Textual Criticism in the Age of Post-Structuralism, Cladistics, and Copy-Text, Padova, Libreriauniversitaria.it, 2014.

    b) Dante da Maiano, Rime, ed. Rosanna Bettarini, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1969 (the edition is held by the Biblioteca di Scienze Umanistiche and will be avalaible in a digitalized format on AulaWeb).

    Pasquale Stoppelli, L'equivoco del nome. Rime incerte fra Dante Alighieri e Dante da Maiano, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2020.

    Further bibliographical references will be provided at lesson.

    Bibliography for 9 CFU course

    a) Pasquale Stoppelli, Filologia della letteratura italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2008 or Paolo Trovato, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lachmann's Method. A Non-Standard Handbook of Genealogical Textual Criticism in the Age of Post-Structuralism, Cladistics, and Copy-Text, Padova, Libreriauniversitaria.it, 2014.

    b) Dante da Maiano, Rime, ed. Rosanna Bettarini, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1969 (the edition is held by the Biblioteca di Scienze Umanistiche and will be avalaible in a digitalized format on AulaWeb).

    Pasquale Stoppelli, L'equivoco del nome. Rime incerte fra Dante Alighieri e Dante da Maiano, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2020.

    Further bibliographical references will be provided at lesson.

    c) The materials needed for the seminar will be uploaded on AulaWeb.

    Students which won't be able to attend lessons must contact the teacher before semester end

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARCO BERISSO (President)

    FRANCESCA SANTUCCI

    ANDREA FERRANDO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    february 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam for sections a) and b) of the programme. For section c) is required a brief written report (students are allowed to form working groups) agreed with the teacher. The report will be debated in class with teaching staff and other students. Participation in the seminar will be sufficient for the assessment about section c) of the programme.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Oral exam will test the knowledges related to the specific text chosen by way of example of the learning and the awareness of the specific problems it raises in order to history of tradition and techniques of ecdotic.

    Seminar will verify the skills in building a critically reliable text by comparing its different manuscript witnesses.

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    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale L'appello è riservato esclusivamente agli studenti iscritti ai due insegnamenti negli a. a. 2021/2022 e precedenti
    24/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale L'appello è riservato esclusivamente ai laureandi che prevedono di discutere la tesi nella sessione estiva. Sono esclusi gli iscritti all'insegnamento di Filologie dei testi letterari italiani (LM) iscritti all'insegnamento per l'a. a. 2022/2023.
    06/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    All students must sign up AulaWeb

    Those who could not attend the course are invited to contact the teacher before semester end