|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-FIL-LET/15|
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.
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.
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.
Solid knowlege of Modern English and/or modern German; basic knowledge of General linguistics and/or Literary Citicism.
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.
“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
Office hours: see HÄNDL Claudia « LCM (unige.it)
First week of the second semester
Oral exam (for further details see below "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.
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.