|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-FIL-LET/09|
Analysis of the development of romance languanges and literatures.
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.
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.
- a good knowledge of italian language and grammar
- the knowledge of language and grammar of another romance language
- the interest in the medieval literatures
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
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.
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).
Office hours: To be agreed with the professor.
THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER
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.
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.