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CODE 72870
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/09
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Course on a single topic on the basis of the linguistic and literary competences acquired during the course of Romance Philology I.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to give to the students these competences:

1 – the ability to read literary medieval texts in their original language,

2 – the ability to contextualize medieval works in the socioeconomical landscape in which they are written.

TEACHING METHODS

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 available textual files on AulaWeb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Course title

«ICONOGRAPHIC IMAGERY AND NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTION»

The course will analyse the dynamics through which the hagiographic elaboration takes shape by selecting from a vast array of semantic patterns, literary motifs, themes and pre-existing schemes on the basis of common factors on which a shrewd combinatory activity is grafted in order to give life to new diegetic scores in which the norms of a sort of pre-existing ‘grammar’ dictated by tradition intervene to limit and guide the paths of invention. In particular, the lives of Saint Anthony Abbot (Florence, BML, Mediceo Palatino 143; fresco in Bastia di Mondovì), and Saint Fiorenzo (fresco in Bastia di Mondovì) will be examined. Part of the course will be devoted to providing elements of codicology and material philology. 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A. Ricci, Carta e penna. Piccolo glossario di paleografia, Roma, Viella, 2014

J. Baschet, L’iconografia medievale, Milano, Jaka Book, 2014.

S. M. Barillari, «When a fresco speaks: the epigraphs in San Fiorenzo’s church», Quaestionis Oralitatis VI (2021).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MAURA SONIA BARILLARI (President)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Second semester - fefruary 2025

Class schedule

ROMANCE PHILOLOGY II

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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 and literary.

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it), the Department's disability liaison. Further information available at https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa.