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GERMANIC PHILOLOGY I

CODE 72735
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/15
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is addressed to the students of the curriculum "Lingue e culture moderne per l'impresa e il turismo" and is compulsory for those of them having chosen two Germanic languages (English, German or Swedish). For the students learning only one Germanic language it is, on the other hand, alternative to another philological discipline.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Germanic Philology I B provides an introduction to Germanic Philology, paying particular attention to the history of the Germanic peoples and to the Germanic cultural and linguistic heritage in Italy.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:

    - present the historical events connected to the Germanic peoples and their migration;

    - describe the most significant features of Germanic culture;

    - understand the problems connected with the edition of Old Germanic texts;

    - discuss the editing strategies most adequate to the tradition of the texts presented in class;

    - describe the Germanic influence on the Italian language;

    - compare the literary tradition on Theoderic the Great with the historical data about the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy;

    - use specific philological terminology accurately.

    PREREQUISITES

    There are no specific prerequirements to this course.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course will be held in presence. Materials will be available on the Aulaweb platform.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

     

    1. Germanic Philology: meaning and methods; history of the discipline;

    2. Italy and the Germanic peoples;

    3. Germanic culture;

    4. Germanic elements in the Italian language;

    5. Textual criticism of Germanic texts.

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

     

    The syllabus of the course "Materiali inerenti al corso I B dell'a.a. 2021-2022" by C. Benati is available on the platform Aulaweb.

    Moreover following texts are necessary to prepare the exam:

    - S. Leonardi - E. Morlicchio: La filologia germanica e le lingue moderne, Bologna, Il Molino, 2009;
    - TH. Bein: Introduzione alla critica dei testi tedeschi medievali, Edizioni ETS, Pisa 1999 (ot the "Critica testuale" notes available on the platform Aulaweb);
    - C. Benati: Laurin e Walberan. Introduzione, traduzione dall'altotedesco medio e commento, Edizioni ETS, Pisa 2007.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lessons will start regularly during the first week of the semester.

    Class schedule

    GERMANIC PHILOLOGY I B

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam, usually in Italian, on the various topics dealt with during the course. 

    There will be two exam session in Winter (January-February), three in Summer (June-July) and two in Fall (September). 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam will deal with the course topics, paying particular attention to the socio-cultural evolution of the Germanic language area and to the linguistic and culture heritage in Italy. The evaluation will not only take into account the student's knowledge, but also his/her ability to use appropriate language and terminology.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The course program is valid until Summer 2025.