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ROMANCE PHILOLOGY I

CODE 72869
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/09
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Analysis of the development of romance languanges and literatures.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to give a complete picture of origins, structure and evolution of medieval romance languages, to increase the knowledge of the medieval romance literatures by reading vernacular texts, to provide the students with competences about the comparative study of medieval works and about textual criticism.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to give to the students these competences:

    1 - the ability to individualize affinities and differences of the languages romances in their development moving from synchrony to diachrony,

    2 - the ability to contextualize the development of romance literatures in medieval socioeconomical landscape.

     

    PREREQUISITES

    - a good knowledge of italian language and grammar 

    - the knowledge of language and grammar of another romance language

    - the interest in the medieval literatures

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal classes with multimedia support

    Lessons’ attendance is highly recommended. If the lessons’ attendance is impossible, Students have to conctat professor to agree an additional textbook.

    Will be availabletextual files on AulaWeb

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course will be divided into two parts.
    The first part will focus on the formation of the Romance languages, the second one will focus on the system of genres of medieval romance literature, and the analysis of its significant literary works.
     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    1 - W. D. Elcock, Le lingue romanze, L’Aquila, Japadre
    - for all students: chapters I, II, III, IV;
    - for students studying French should also be studied chapter V,  pp. 323-386;
    - for students studying spanish, portuguese, spanish-american should also be studied chapter V, pp. 386-437;
    - for all the other students should also be studied chapter V, pp. 437-470.

    2 - C. Di Girolamo, La letteratura romanza medievale, Bologna, Il Mulino
    - chapters I (L’Epica); II (La lirica); III (Il romanzo); IV (Il racconto); VIII (il Teatro).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    OCTOBER 4

     

    LESSON TIMETABLE: 

    TUESDAY 17-19 Aula Magna

    THURSDAY 13-14 Aula IV

    Class schedule

    ROMANCE PHILOLOGY I

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The examination shal consist of an oral check about the course's subject and its critical bibliography by means some questions made by the Commission. Questions will focus on topics covered during the cours, both linguistics (phonetics, morphology, syntax and lexicon of romance languages), and literary (the development of epic, lyric poetry, novel, short story, theatre).

    Student's valuation will take account not only of the knowledge of the course's contents but also of a good explanation and a correct use of the philology's specific language.

     If the lessons’ attendance is impossible, Students have to conctat professor to agree an additional textbook.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with a certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the professor at the beginning of the course in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.