ROMANCE PHILOLOGY

ROMANCE PHILOLOGY

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Code
66411
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8467 Art History and artistic heritage management (LM-89) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Romance philology studies the formation of languages that evolved from Latin during its expansion. In addition to this evolution and the languages that were born on this basis, the initial forms of literature born from these languages are studied (especially French and Italian). Thus medieval literature that promoted new types of invention and expression (e.g. novels about King Arthur) will be studied. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Analysing the knowledge of the origin and evolution of romance languages (limited to the medieval era), and related literature, witnesses that preserve its finds, as well as ways and methods of keeping, understanding and editing them. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

French medieval literature (in langue d’oïl) dedicated numerous texts to parody, both as a satire of courtly society and as a reflection on modes of writing and composing texts. The course mainly examines these texts and methods beginning with some French texts (novels, fables etc). Another section of the course is dedicated to narrative texts and their good fortune in romance literature, especially in relation to 13th and 14th century Italian literature.These topics, which are quite specific, contribute to moulding a good cultural approach for school teaching and for work in the area of Cultural Assets, both literary and artistic (essential for example for Italian painting from the 13th-16th centuries).

At the end of the lessons, the student will be able to consciously interpret the relationships, and, at the same time, the individual contributions, which exist between the different languages and literatures of Romance Europe, and understand the action they have exercised over time on the culture of the whole European territory.

Teaching methods

Complementary material and information on aulaweb

 

The course will take place in the second semester (February-May) for 6 hours weekly divided into lessons lasting 2 hours each.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

 

The course is divided into three parts (second semester, February-May)

Part I (20 hours):

Parody in French Medieval literature

Part II (20 hours):

From the novel “William of England” to the novella of Conte d’Anguersa ("Decameron", II, 8)

Part III (20 hours)

Medieval French literature in Italian Medieval literature

 

 

N.B. Students who take the exam for 6 credits must attend (and study) only TWO parts of the course (that is parts I and II, or I and III or II and III).

 

 

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

 

The course is divided into three parts (second semester)

 

 

Part I (20 hours):

Parody in French Medieval literature

Part II (20 hours):

From the novel “William of England” to the novella of Conte d’Anguersa ("Decameron", II, 8)

Part III (20 hours)

Medieval French literature in Italian Medieval literature

 

 

N.B. Material for the course will be made available on Aulaweb: students must register for Aulaweb.

N.B. For students of Cultural Assets (6 or 9 credits) there is a specific programme with iconographic material: for information and a programme contact teaching staff.

 

Attendance is strongly advised. Students who are unable to attend should contact teaching staff:

1) by mail (preferable): Margherita.Lecco@unige.it

2) by telephone: 010 209 514 47

3) office hours: Wednesday 10-11am

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARGHERITA LECCO (President)

MASSIMO BONAFIN (President)

MAURA SONIA BARILLARI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Complementary material and information on aulaweb

 

The course will take place in the second semester (February-May) for 6 hours weekly divided into lessons lasting 2 hours each.

LESSONS START

(approx. from September to December)

 

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

ROMANCE PHILOLOGY

EXAMS

Assessment methods

The oral exam will assess knowledge of texts, historical and literary background as well as critical theories related to the topic.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For course material consult (and study) material on aulaweb.

 

For information consult aulaweb and/or contact teaching staff:

 

Margherita.Lecco@unige.it

https://unige.it/off.f/2015/cds/9918.html