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MEDIEVAL AND HUMANISTIC LATIN LITERATURE (LM)

CODE 94768
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 9917 SCIENZE STORICHE (LM-84) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/08
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The teaching intends to deepen themes and texts of Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature, whose primary purpose is to study the authors, works, forms and ways through which the works of the Middle Ages and Latin Humanism have come down to us. Through the direct reading of the texts, the characteristics of those literary genres that are of greatest interest to students of the master’s degree course in Historical Sciences will be illustrated.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to deepen the knowledge of Latin Literature from late antiquity to the fifteenth century, to address the analysis of historical and theatrical texts and humanities, as well as illustrate the methods of transmission of texts and the tools of philological methodologies of the discipline.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide an in-depth study of the characterizing aspects of medieval and humanistic Latin literature and to identify, through specific readings, authors, texts and literary genres, with particular attention to the historiographical one. At the end of the course, the student must be able to have an in-depth knowledge of the history of Latin literature from the sixth to the fifteenth century and the evolution of historiographic forms in the passage from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages and Humanism; to make connections between authors, works and literary genres; 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 6 cfu

    During the course some fundamental themes of Latin literature of the Middle Ages from the 6th to the 14th century will be addressed, with its main genres, authors and works. Anthological readings, analyzes and comments on historiographical and theatrical texts from the Middle Ages and Humanism will therefore be provided. In particular, the genre from historiography will be addressed through a series of readings of texts with Italian translation in front and continuous commentary.

    Program for 9 cfu

    During the course some fundamental themes of Latin literature of the Middle Ages from the 6th to the 14th century will be addressed, with its main genres, authors and works. Anthological readings, analyzes and comments on historiographical and theatrical texts from the Middle Ages and Humanism will therefore be provided. In particular, the genre from historiography will be addressed 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 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)

    B. Smalley, Storici nel Medioevo, Liguori, Napoli 2012.

    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.

    B. Smalley, Storici nel Medioevo, Liguori, Napoli 2012.

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

    Other bibliographical references will be provided during the lessons.

    Bibliography 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)

    B. Smalley, Storici nel Medioevo, Liguori, Napoli 2012.

    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.

    B. Smalley, Storici nel Medioevo, Liguori, Napoli 2012.

    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.

    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.

    D. Balestracci, Terre ignote strana gente: storie di viaggiatori medievali, Editori Laterza, Roma-Bari 2015.

     

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    CLARA FOSSATI (President)

    DOMENICO LOSAPPIO

    MAURIZIA MATTEUZZI (Substitute)

    SANDRA ORIGONE (Substitute)

    LUCA VILLANI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 2022

    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 historiographic forms 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

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    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 are unable to attend classes are required to get in touch with the teacher. Furthermore, for any information concerning the program or the preparation of the exam, students are invited to contact the teacher only.