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GERMANIC PHILOLOGY LM

CODE 65572
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/15
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is aimed at analyzing the various interrelations between history and literature in the Germanic Middle Ages, paying particular attention to the linguistic and cultural aspects of the Germanic literary production from a historic and comparative perspective.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at providing the instruments for the understanding of the linguistic and cultural evolution of the Western and Northern Germanic languages during the Middle Ages.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Knowledge and skills: students will learn about Germanic culture and its position in critical and historiographical debate, paying particular attention to the Medieval languages and literatures. They will be able to analyse Medieval Germanic texts from a philological-linguistic and philological-literary point of view. On the basis of the study of the problems and methods of textual criticism, they will be able to use critical editions and other instruments, such as historical grammars and dictionaries.

    PREREQUISITES

    Solid knowlege of Modern English and/or modern German; basic knowledge of General linguistics and/or Literary Citicism.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lectures with the support of the online education platform Aulaweb

    Please note: The program for non-attending students is the same as for attending students.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • The concept of “history” among the Germanic peoples in the High Middle Ages
    • The sources for the history of the Western and Northern Germanic peoples
    • Legendary and literary elements in Germanic historiography
    • Historical nuclei in Germanic heroic tradition
    • Historical character in Germanic heroic tradition
    • Interrelations between history and literature in the English Middle Ages
    • Interrelations between history and literature in the German Middle Ages
    • Interrelations between history and literature in the Scandinavian Middle Ages

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    “Materiali inerenti al Corso LM dell’a.a. 2022-2023” ed.  C. Händl (see aulaweb);

    - La Battaglia di Maldon. Introduzione, traduzione, note e glossario a cura di Roberto Rosselli del Turco, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2009;

    - Ludwigslied. Canto di Ludovico. Introduzione e commento, a cura di Claudia Händl, Alessandria, Edizione dell’Orso, 1990

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    First week of the second semester

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam (for further details see below "Assessment methods")

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam will deal with all the course topics, paying particular attention to the student’s ability to apply the knowledge acquired to the philological analysis of Medieval Germanic texts. Further questions will deal with the texts (in English or German) chosen by the candidate to complete his/her preparation. The evaluation will not only take into account the student’s knowledge and understanding of the course topics (class notes, syllabus, bibliography and other materials on the platform Aulaweb), but also his/her ability to use appropriate language and specific terminology and to discuss critically the notions acquired during the course.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with ASD certification, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.