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CODE 64895
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/09
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Romance Philology encompasses studies on the origins and development of Neo-Latin languages and literatures with special regard to the medieval centuries, also evaluated with the use of philological and linguistic methodologies and with special attention to comparative aspects.

Knowledge of the specific character of the medieval romance literature and of its principals genres, through a direct contact with the original texts.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of the specific character of the medieval romance literature and of its principals genres, through a direct contact with the original texts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Knowledge of the specific character of the medieval romance literature and of its principals genres, through a direct contact with the original texts.

PREREQUISITES

Perfect mastering of the spoken and written Italian language (for foreign students) and its register varieties (for Italian-speaking students); ability to individual study; exercise in understanding critical literature.

Fundamental notions on medieval history, linguistics, literary criticism, classical civilization.

TEACHING METHODS

Dialogue frontal lessons. Individual and / or small group exercises where possible. Use of media where consistent with the topics developed in the class.

 

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to the philology and interpretation of medieval literary texts, their linguistic form and cultural traditions.
Topics covered : the production, transmission, circulation and reception of the vernacular text; parody in medieval literature.

Languages, in addition to Italian, that can be used for teaching activities : Latin, Old French, Old Provençal (for sources); French, English, German (for critical literature)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Recommended introductory reading for all

- Lorenzo Tomasin, Prima lezione di romanistica, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2023

9 CFU program:

- Alberto Varvaro, Linguistica romanza, Napoli, Liguori, 2001

otherwise: Laura Minervini, Filologia romanza, 2. Linguistica, MIlano, Mondadori Education, 2021;

- Alberto Varvaro, Prima lezione di filologia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012

otherwise: Lino Leonardi, Filologia romanza, 1. Critica del testo, MIlano, Mondadori Education, 2022;

- Alberto Varvaro, Il latino e la formazione delle lingue romanze, Bologna, il Mulino, 2014 (recommended)

6 CFU program:

- Alberto Varvaro, Linguistica romanza, Napoli, Liguori, 2001

otherwise: Laura Minervini, Filologia romanza, 2. Linguistica, MIlano, Mondadori Education, 2021;

- Alberto Varvaro, Il latino e la formazione delle lingue romanze, Bologna, il Mulino, 2014 (recommended)

For everyone (6 or 9 CFU program): Massimo Bonafin, Contesti della parodia. Semiotica, antropologia, cultura medievale, Torino, Utet Libreria, 2001 (specially chaps. 3, 4, 5, 6)

Please, see Aulaweb for further informations.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MASSIMO BONAFIN (President)

ANDREA GHIDONI

GIULIO MARTIRE (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

20/09/23

Class schedule

ROMANCE PHILOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam takes the form of an oral interview.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The student at the exam is asked questions about the course contents to ascertain the knowledge reached, the ability to expose with linguistic appropriateness and argumentative consistency, methodological mastery and sure critical orientation.

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/12/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/05/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
27/05/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attending students will study texts as indicated in 6 or 9 CFU program, as well as the topics and literary works covered in the lessons (see bibliography).

Non-attending students will study (in any case by agreement with the teacher), in addition to texts as indicated in 6 or 9 CFU program, two literary works of choice (from a list provided separately) .

All infos on Aulaweb.

Special cases: students with curricula other than  literature (mod.) or who in any case insert the course among those free according to the study plan (for 6 or 9 credits) can agree with the teacher on a program adapted to their specific educational interests.