ITALIAN PHILOLOGY

ITALIAN PHILOLOGY

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Code
66407
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/13
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

«Philologists have the task of conserving the ancient meaning of the text that they are materially preserving. Therefore they have to act as mediators between the text and the community». The course aims to put this definition by Heinrich Lausberg into practice by applying it to a different specific text every year and experimenting with how to do a critical edition in practice

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Analysing the themes of the history of tradition and ecdoctics with reference to Italian literary texts with particular attention to the specific problems posed by different types of tradition (handwritten or printed, old or modern texts) in relation to the practice of edition technique. Acquiring familiarity with witness reconstruction, analysis of textual traditions and criticism of versions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Analysing the themes of the history of tradition and ecdoctics with reference to Italian literary texts with particular attention to the specific problems posed by different types of tradition (handwritten or printed, old or modern texts) in relation to the practice of edition technique. Acquiring a good familiarity with witness reconstruction, analysis of textual traditions and criticism of variants.

PREREQUISITES

It is advisable for students to have taken the Italian philology course during the three year degree course but it is not obligatory.

Teaching methods

Lectures for sections a) and b) of the programme and seminar coordinated with teaching staff for section c)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

a) Institutional elements of Italian philology

The first part of the course analyses the problems of critical editions of Italian literature texts and outlines the basic elements of method necessary to constitute a critically reliable text from a philological point of view.

b) Trattatello in laude di Dante by Giovanni Boccaccio and the first Dante's biographies
The second part of the course studies the "invention" of Dante's biography starting with the very first biographical documents between XIV and XV centuries. In particular will be examined the Trattatello in laude di Dante of Giovanni Boccaccio in its different versions.

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

a) Institutional elements of Italian philology

The first part of the course analyses the problems of critical editions of Italian literature texts and outlines the basic elements of method necessary to constitute a critically reliable text from a philological point of view.

b) Trattatello in laude di Dante by Giovanni Boccaccio and the first Dante's biographies
The second part of the course studies the "invention" of Dante's biography starting with the very first biographical documents between XIV and XV centuries. In particular will be examined the Trattatello in laude di Dante of Giovanni Boccaccio in its different versions.

c) How to do a critical edition

The third part of the course will be an exercise and will consist of preparation of a critical edition of some thirteenth century poetic texts. This exercise entails student participation which can also be organised in working groups in agreement with teaching staff. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Bibliography for Students Using Teaching for 6 CFUs:

a) Pasquale Stoppelli, Filologia della letteratura italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2008.

b) Le vite di Dante dal XIV al XVI secolo. Iconografia dantesca, a c. di Monica Berté, Maurizio Fiorilla, Sonia Chiodo e Isabella Valente, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2017.

Further bibliographical references to the two parts of the course, and especially to part b, will be provided in lesson.

Bibliography for Students Using Teaching for 9 CFUs:

a) Pasquale Stoppelli, Filologia della letteratura italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2008.

b) Le vite di Dante dal XIV al XVI secolo. Iconografia dantesca, a c. di Monica Beré, Maurizio Fiorilla, Sonia Chiodo e Isabella Valente, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2017.

c) The list of texts and materials useful for the exercise (in particular the reproduction of the manuscripts) will be made available on AulaWeb.

Further bibliographical references to the two parts of the course, and especially to part b, will be provided in lesson.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Each thursday, 13-14

Exam Board

MARCO BERISSO (President)

IRENE FALINI

SIMONA MORANDO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures for sections a) and b) of the programme and seminar coordinated with teaching staff for section c)

LESSONS START

September 25th, 2018

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam for sections a) and b) of the programme. For section c) is required a brief written report (students are allowed to form working groups) agreed with the teacher. The report will be debated in class with teaching staff and other students. Participation in the seminar will be sufficient for the assessment about section c) of the programme.

Assessment methods

Oral exam will test the knowledges related to the specific text chosen by way of example of the learning and the awareness of the specific problems it raises in order to history of tradition and techniques of ecdotic.

Seminar will verify the skills in building a critically reliable text by comparing its different manuscript witnesses.

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

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
02/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2019 09:00 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.