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CODE 65072
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/08
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course intends to deepen an analysis of history, themes, authors and works of medieval and humanistic Latin literature, whose primary purpose is to study the ways in which the works of the Middle Ages and Latin humanism have come down to us. A series of Latin texts produced from the sixth to the fourteenth century, representative of some specific literary genres, will be examined and, through their direct reading, the methods of textual criticism will be illustrated and the tools will be provided to allow their critical interpretation also in relation to the historical context in which they are inserted.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide an in-depth study of specific themes of medieval and humanistic Latin literature through the reading of representative passages of the main literary genres; Attention will also be paid to the philological aspect in order to illustrate the problems and methodologies used for the critical reconstruction of medieval and humanistic Latin texts. The teaching also aims to offer a broad presentation of the forms of entertainment and theater between the Middle Ages and Humanism.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching aims to provide an in-depth study, with specific readings, of the cultural and literary development of certain literary genres and to present the evolution of the notion of theater and entertainment from the Middle Ages to Latin Humanism. The aim of the teaching will also be to identify the links between medieval and humanistic Latin literature and classical Latin literature in order to identify lines of continuity and discontinuity. At the end of the course the student must be able to know in depth the history of Latin literature from the sixth to the fifteenth century and the evolution of theatrical forms in the passage from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages and Humanism; to make connections between authors, works and literary genres; to apply philological methodologies to single texts; to argue the subject matter using the specific vocabulary of the discipline in a conscious and appropriate way.

PREREQUISITES

In order to face the program without difficulty, it would be advisable for those who intend to enroll in this course to have a knowledge, at least basic, of the classical Latin language and literature.

 

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching activity will be carried out in presence through lectures in which the topics of the program will be explained and readings of Middle Latin and humanistic texts will be carried out, with Italian translation and commentary. During the course, external experts may be invited to lecture on specific topics. Students will also be asked to present short reports in class on topics agreed with the teacher. Regular attendance, active participation in lessons and individual study will allow to achieve the set goals.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Program for students who use 6 CFU teaching
During the course some fundamental themes of Latin literature of the Middle Ages from the sixth to the fourteenth century will be addressed, with its main genres, authors and works, and some issues related to the transmission of texts and philological research will be presented. Anthological readings, analyzes and comments on historiographical and theatrical texts from the Middle Ages and Humanism will therefore be provided. A module of lectures will be specifically dedicated to the history of medieval and humanistic Latin theater through a series of readings of texts with Italian translation in front and continuous commentary.

Program for students who use 6 CFU teaching
During the course some fundamental themes of Latin literature of the Middle Ages from the sixth to the fourteenth century will be addressed, with its main genres, authors and works, and some issues related to the transmission of texts and philological research will be presented. Anthological readings, analyzes and comments on historiographical and theatrical texts from the Middle Ages and Humanism will therefore be provided. A module of lectures will be specifically dedicated to the history of medieval and humanistic Latin theater through a series of readings of texts with Italian translation in front and continuous commentary. There is also an in-depth study of an author, a work or a critical reading inherent in the program.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students who use the teaching for 6 credits

Students who, in their path, have NEVER taken an exam in Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature will have to study:

E. D’angelo, Letteratura latina medievale. Una storia per generi, Viella 2009 (the teacher will provide a list of authors)

G. Cappelli, L’Umanesimo italiano da Petrarca a Valla, Carocci 2010 (the teacher will provide a list of authors)

L.D. Reynolds – N.G. Wilson, Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Antenore, Padova 1987. [chapters III, IV, VI]

J. Le Goff, Gli intellettuali nel Medioevo, Mondadori, Milano 2007. [only for non attending students]

Students who, on the other hand, have already taken an exam of medieval and humanistic Latin literature will study:

Letteratura latina medievale (secoli VI-XV). Un manuale, a cura di C. Leonardi, Sismel-Edizioni del Galluzzo, Firenze 2002.

L.D. Reynolds – N.G. Wilson, Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Antenore, Padova 1987. [chapters III, IV, VI]

J. Le Goff, Gli intellettuali nel Medioevo, Mondadori, Milano 2007. [only for non attending students]

Bibliography for students who use the teaching for 9 credits

Students who, in their path, have NEVER taken an exam in Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature will have to study:

E. D’angelo, Letteratura latina medievale. Una storia per generi, Viella 2009 (the teacher will provide a list of authors)

G. Cappelli, L’Umanesimo italiano da Petrarca a Valla, Carocci 2010 (the teacher will provide a list of authors)

L.D. Reynolds – N.G. Wilson, Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Antenore, Padova 1987. [chapters III, IV, VI]

J. Le Goff, Gli intellettuali nel Medioevo, Mondadori, Milano 2007. [only for non attending students]

Students who, on the other hand, have already taken an exam of medieval and humanistic Latin literature will study:

Letteratura latina medievale (secoli VI-XV). Un manuale, a cura di C. Leonardi, Sismel-Edizioni del Galluzzo, Firenze 2002.

L.D. Reynolds – N.G. Wilson, Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Antenore, Padova 1987. [chapters III, IV, VI]

J. Le Goff, Gli intellettuali nel Medioevo, Mondadori, Milano 2007. [only for non attending students]

Reading a text of your choice between:

L. Allegri, Teatro e spettacolo nel Medioevo, Editori Laterza, Roma-Bari 2022.

E. Auerbach, Lingua letteraria e pubblico nella tarda antichità e nel Medioevo, Feltrinelli, Milano 2007.

F. Delle Donne, La porta del sapere. Cultura alla corte di Federico II di Svevia, Carocci, Roma 2019.

F. Delle Donne – G. Cappelli, Nel regno delle lettere. L’Umanesimo e politica nel mezzogiorno aragonese, Carocci, Roma 2021.

C. H. Haskins, Il rinascimento del XII secolo, Castelvecchi, Roma 2015.

P. Dronke, Donne e cultura nel Medioevo. Scrittrici medievali dal II al XIV secolo, Milano 1986.

M. Montanari, Alimentazione e cultura nel Medioevo, Editori Laterza, Roma-Bari 2019.

N. Ohler, I viaggi nel Medio Evo, Odoya, Perugia 2020.

M. Pacaut, Monaci e religiosi nel Medioevo, Il Mulino, Bologna 1989.

P. Rosso, La scuola nel Medioevo. Secoli VI-XV, Carocci, Roma 2018.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CLARA FOSSATI (President)

DOMENICO LOSAPPIO

MAURIZIA MATTEUZZI (Substitute)

LUCA VILLANI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

September 19, 2022

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an oral test: an interview on the topics in the program.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

During the exam, the real acquisition by the student of what has been learned will be verified both on the basis of individual study and by listening to the topics covered during the lessons. The learning assessment aims to test the knowledge and skills related to the specific field of study. The test therefore evaluates: knowledge of the history of medieval and humanistic Latin literature and its historical-cultural evolution from the sixth to the fifteenth century with particular reference to the forms of entertainment and theater in their historical-cultural development (up to 15/30) ; the ability to re-elaborate the teaching contents and make connections between the topics covered (up to 10/30); the competence in knowing how to apply the acquired methodologies (historical-philological; critical-textual) and in making a conscious use of the specific vocabulary of the discipline (up to 5/30).

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Those who could not attend the lessons are required to contact the teacher. Furthermore, for any information relating to the program or how to prepare the exam, students are invited to contact the teacher only.

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