ROMANCE PHILOLOGY I

ROMANCE PHILOLOGY I

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Code
72869
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Analysis of the development of romance languanges and literatures.

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 individualize affinities and differences of the languages romances in their development moving from synchrony to diachrony,

2 - the ability to contextualize the development of romance literatures in medieval socioeconomical landscape.

 

PREREQUISITES

- a good knowledge of italian language and grammar 

- the knowledge of language and grammar of another romance language

- the interest in the medieval literatures

Teaching methods

If it will be allowed, 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.

If distance learning will be imposed: audio-visual materials and textual files on AulaWeb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will be divided into two parts.
The first part will focus on the formation of the Romance languages, the second one will focus on the system of genres of medieval romance literature, and the analysis of its significant literary works.
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1 - W. D. Elcock, Le lingue romanze, L’Aquila, Japadre
- for all students: chapters I, II, III, IV;
- for students studying French should also be studied chapter V,  pp. 323-386;
- for students studying spanish, portuguese, spanish-american should also be studied chapter V, pp. 386-437;
- for all the other students should also be studied chapter V, pp. 437-470.

2 - C. Di Girolamo, La letteratura romanza medievale, Bologna, Il Mulino
- chapters I (L’Epica); II (La lirica); III (Il romanzo); IV (Il racconto); VIII (il Teatro).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday, h. 12,30-13,30 at professor's office, via Balbi 2, IV piano

Exam Board

MAURA SONIA BARILLARI (President)

MARTINA DI FEBO

GIANLUCA OLCESE (Substitute)

FEDERICO GUARIGLIA (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

If it will be allowed, 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.

If distance learning will be imposed: audio-visual materials and textual files on AulaWeb

LESSONS START

OCTOBER 1

 

LESSON TIMETABLE: 

THURSDAY 13-15

FRIDAY 8-9

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 (phonetics, morphology, syntax and lexicon of romance languages), and literary (the development of epic, lyric poetry, novel, short story, theatre).

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.