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CODE 84351
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/13
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Why does the text of the same poem by Dante differ according to the manuscript on which it is written? How do we know which one is correct? What is the difference between copying the Decameron by hand and printing it in a book? How did Ariosto and Manzoni work? This course seeks to give students the basic tools to address these questions.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students must acquire a theoretical knowledge of the fundamental elements of textual criticism with particular reference to the so-called neo- (or post-) Lachmannism. As a consequence of this learning, students must be able to use any critical edition of a literary text without difficulty and tackle it with the necessary interpretative competencies. It will also be necessary for students to possess the fundamental notions of textual bibliography (philology of printed texts). Students must acquire specific knowledge in the field of history of Italian literary tradition both in relation to the main handwritten texts and printed texts that quote them and their organisation in textual traditions, and in relation to the transmission of the texts of main authors.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquire the fundamental elements of textual criticism. To be able to use any critical edition of a literary text without difficulty and to approach it with the necessary interpretative skills. Distinguish between text and apparatus, being able to evaluate the publisher's choices and possibly discuss and/or reject them. Assimilate the fundamentals of textual bibliography (philology of printed texts) and author philology. Develop specific knowledge of the history of the tradition of Italian literature.

For those taking the 9 CFU examination, be able to use and correctly read any critical edition of a text of Italian literature.

PREREQUISITES

Students are advised to have taken the History of the Italian language and Italian literature I exams before attending this course.

All students must register on AulaWeb

TEACHING METHODS

The lessons will be held in frontal teaching for sections a) and b).

Section c) will be conducted in seminar mode with the support of Dr Andrea Ferrando.

Supplementary materials will be available on AulaWeb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

a) What is Philology of Italian literature?

Essential elements of the methodology of textual reconstruction with particular reference to so-called post-Lachmannism and attention to the philology of Italian literature. Some lectures will deal with the specific issues of the philology of printed texts and author philology.

b) Profile of history of Italian literary tradition

A profile of the history of textual tradition in Italian literature from the origins to the 20th century.

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

a) What is Philology of Italian literature?

Essential elements of the methodology of textual reconstruction with particular reference to so-called post-Lachmannism and attention to the philology of Italian literature. Some lectures will deal with the specific issues of the philology of printed texts and author philology.

b) Profile of history of Italian literary tradition

A profile of the history of textual tradition in Italian literature from the origins to the 20th century.

c) What does a critical edition look like?

The layout of some critical editions of texts of fundamental importance in Italian literary history will be illustrated and the necessary tools for their use will be provided.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for the students which take the course for 6 cfu

Those who could not attend the course are invited to contact the teacher by DECEMBER 15 so that they can agree on a specific program.

a) Pasquale Stoppelli, Filologia della letteratura Italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2008 (or further editions)

b) Materials related to this section of the programme will provided in lesson and AulaWeb

Further bibliographical references will be provided in lesson.

Bibliography for the students which take the course for 6 cfu

a) Pasquale Stoppelli, Filologia della letteratura Italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2008 (or further editions)

b) Materials related to this section of the programme will provided in lesson and AulaWeb

c) The list of critical editions covered in this part of the course will be uploaded on AulaWeb

Further bibliographical references will be provided in lesson.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO BERISSO (President)

MARTINA CARONTE

ANDREA FERRANDO (Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

ITALIAN PHILOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination in the form of an interview with questions relating to sections a) and b) of the course programme.

Those taking the 9 CFU exam must prepare a short written report (max. 10000 characters, including spaces) in which they illustrate the structure of a critical edition chosen from a list that will be made available during the lessons on AulaWeb. The result of the paper will contribute to the final grade.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral verification of the acquisition of the disciplinary contents relating to ecdotical methodology and the history of the Italian literature tradition indicated in the lecture.

For those taking the 9 CFU exam, written verification of acquired competence in the reading and correct interpretation of a critical edition  

 

 

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Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale L'appello è riservato ai laureandi nella sessione estiva e a coloro che non hanno superato l'esame nella sessione invernale
04/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

All students must register on AulaWeb

Those who could not attend the course are invited to contact the teacher by DECEMBER 15 so that they can agree on a specific program.

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