ITALIAN PHILOLOGY

ITALIAN PHILOLOGY

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Code
84351
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/13
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

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 a theoretical knowledge of the fundamental elements of textual criticism. To be able to use any critical edition of a literary text without difficulty and tackle it with the necessary interpretative competencies. Distinguish between text and apparatus and be able to evaluate the editors’ choices and discuss or reject them. Possess the fundamental notions of textual bibliography (philology of printed texts). Acquire specific knowledge in the field of history of Italian literary tradition. Students which will take the course for 9 CFU will be equipped with knowledge of at least the main lines along which the textual tradition of Dante Alighieri’s works were articulated.

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

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

 

a) What is the 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) Contours 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 the 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) Contours 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) Elements of Dante’s philology

Issues relating to the tradition of Dante’s Latin and vulgar texts

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
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

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

c) Saverio Bellomo, Filologia e critica dantesca, Brescia, La Scuola 2012.

Further bibliographical references will be provided in lesson.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Each thursday, 13-14

Exam Board

MARCO BERISSO (President)

SIMONA MORANDO

IRENE FALINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

September 25th, 2018

ORARI

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ITALIAN PHILOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

Oral exam will test the acquiring of disciplinary material relative to ecdoctic methodology and history of Italian literary tradition illustrated during the lessons. For those which will take the course for 9 CFU an oral exam will test the competences about peculiarities of Dante’s philology acquired during lectures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKHRU9HmqEM

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.