LITERATURE, HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THEATRICAL FORMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND IN THE LATIN HUMANISM (LM)

LITERATURE, HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THEATRICAL FORMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND IN THE LATIN HUMANISM (LM)

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Code
94768
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/08
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HISTORICAL SCIENCES)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The teaching is articulated in such a way as to provide for the knowledge of the themes and genres of Latin Literature from the Middle Ages to the fifteenth century and methods of textual criticism; an examination of the different types of historiographical production of the Middle Ages and Humanism and the profiles of the main representatives of this literary genre; a study of the evolution of theatrical forms from the late ancient period to the fifteenth century.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to deepen the knowledge of Latin Literature from late antiquity to the fifteenth century, to address the analysis of historical and theatrical texts and humanities, as well as illustrate the methods of transmission of texts and the tools of philological methodologies of the discipline.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide students with an in-depth study, with specific readings, of the historiographical genre and to present the cultural and literary development of the notion of theater in the Middle Ages and Humanism. At the end of the course the student must be able to know the history of Latin Literature from the sixth to the fifteenth century and the evolution of historiographical and theatrical forms in the transition from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages and Humanism; to make connections between authors, works and literary genres; to apply the philological methodologies to the individual texts; to argue the subject treated using the specific lexicon of the discipline in a conscious and appropriate way.

PREREQUISITES

In order to tackle the contents of the discipline without difficulty it would be advisable for the students to have at least a basic knowledge of Latin language and literature.

Teaching methods

The course is divided into lectures by the teacher, which can be accompanied by other lectures given by teachers from other universities, who will present the results of their research on specific topics. During the course the students will also be invited to present short class reports on topics agreed upon with the teacher. Attendance (highly recommended), active participation in classes and individual study will enable the students to achieve the objectives.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Program for 6 cfu

During the course some topics related to the history of Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature from the 6th to the 15th century will be discussed and some issues related to the transmission of texts and philological research will be presented. In particular, the genre of historiography will be examined and the features of the history of medieval and humanistic Latin theater will be illustrated to the students. Therefore, anthological readings, analyses and comments on historiographical and theatrical texts of the Middle Ages and Humanism will be foreseen.

Program for 9 cfu

During the course some topics related to the history of Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature from the 6th to the 15th century will be discussed and some issues related to the transmission of texts and philological research will be presented. In particular, the genre of historiography will be examined and the features of the history of medieval and humanistic Latin theater will be illustrated to the students. Therefore, anthological readings, analyses and comments on historiographical and theatrical texts of the Middle Ages and Humanism will be foreseen. In addition, an in-depth analysis of a single author, of a single work or a critical reading concerning the program is envisaged.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for 6 cfu

Letteratura latina medievale (secoli VI-XV). Un manuale, a cura di C. Leonardi, Sismel-Edizioni del Galluzzo, Firenze 2002.

L. Allegri, Teatro e spettacolo nel Medioevo, Laterza, Bari 2009.

Other bibliographical references will be provided during the lessons.

 

Bibliography for 9 cfu

Letteratura latina medievale (secoli VI-XV). Un manuale, a cura di C. Leonardi, Sismel-Edizioni del Galluzzo, Firenze, 2002

L. Allegri, Teatro e spettacolo nel Medioevo, Laterza, Bari 2009.

Lettura di un testo a scelta tra:

P. Chiesa, Elementi di critica testuale, Pàtron, Bologna 2002

C.H. Haskins, Il rinascimento del XII secolo, Castelvecchi, Roma 2015.

B. Smalley, Storici nel Medioevo, Liguori, Napoli 2012.

Other bibliographical references will be provided during the lessons.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Thursday 14-16, DAFIST, Section of Classical Philology, Via Balbi 4, III° flor.

Exam Board

CLARA FOSSATI (President)

MARIA ROSARIA PUGLIARELLO

MAURIZIA MATTEUZZI

SANDRA ORIGONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course is divided into lectures by the teacher, which can be accompanied by other lectures given by teachers from other universities, who will present the results of their research on specific topics. During the course the students will also be invited to present short class reports on topics agreed upon with the teacher. Attendance (highly recommended), active participation in classes and individual study will enable the students to achieve the objectives.

LESSONS START

Tuesday 18th September

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of an oral test on the topics of the program.

 

Assessment methods

The exam will verify the actual acquisition by the student of what has been learned both on the basis of individual study, and listening to the topics covered during the lessons in the classroom. The exam evaluates the student's ability to know the history of Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature, with particular reference to the historiographical and theatrical forms in their historical-cultural development (up to 15/30); to re-elaborate the teaching contents and to make links between the topics covered (up to 10/30); to apply the methodologies acquired (historical-philological, critical-textual) and to use the specific lexicon of the discipline (up to 5/30).

FURTHER INFORMATION

Those who are unable to attend classes are required to get in touch with the teacher. Furthermore, for any information concerning the program or the preparation of the exam, students are invited to contact the teacher only.