MEDIEVAL AND HUMANISTIC LATIN LITERATURE (LM)

MEDIEVAL AND HUMANISTIC LATIN LITERATURE (LM)

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Code
94768
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) 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

6 credits during the 1st year of 11268 PHILOLOGY AND HISTORY OF ANTIQUITY (LM-15) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/08
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HISTORICAL SCIENCES)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to deepen themes and texts of Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature, whose primary purpose is to study the authors, works, forms and ways in which the literary works of the Middle Ages and Latin Humanism have come to us. Through the direct reading of the texts will be illustrated methods of textual criticism and will be dealt, with particular attention, those literary genres that are of greater interest for students of the degree in Historical Sciences, such as historiography and theatrical forms.

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 VIth to the XVth 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 includes lectures held by the teacher. During the course, external experts could be invited to hold lessons on specific topics. Students will also be called to present short class reports on topics agreed upon with the teacher. Regular attendance, active participation in the lessons and individual study will allow to achieve the set objectives.

The lessons will hopefully be held in person, with the possibility for students to follow even remotely via videoconference on the Teams platform (the access code will be provided here)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

Program for 6 cfu

During the course some topics related to the history of Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature from the VIth to the XVth 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 VIth to the XVth 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:

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

E. D'Angelo, Storiografi e Cronologi Latini del Mezzogiorno Normanno-Svevo, Liguori Editore, Napoli 2003.

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

M. Montanari, Alimentazione e cultura nel Medioevo, Editori Laterza, Torino 2019.

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

Other bibliographical references will be provided during the lessons.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment upon agreement by email: clara.fossati@unige.it

Exam Board

CLARA FOSSATI (President)

LUCA VILLANI

MAURIZIA MATTEUZZI (Substitute)

SANDRA ORIGONE (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures held by the teacher. During the course, external experts could be invited to hold lessons on specific topics. Students will also be called to present short class reports on topics agreed upon with the teacher. Regular attendance, active participation in the lessons and individual study will allow to achieve the set objectives.

The lessons will hopefully be held in person, with the possibility for students to follow even remotely via videoconference on the Teams platform (the access code will be provided here)

LESSONS START

February 2022

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam takes place in oral form, through an interview conducted on the topics of the program and through the analysis of the texts examined in class.

 

Assessment methods

During the exam, it will be verified the actual acquisition by the student of what has been learned both on the base of individual study, and throught listening to the topics covered during the lessons in the classroom. The evaluation of learning aims to test the knowledge and skills related to the specific field of study. The exam evaluates the student's ability to know the history of Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature and its historical-cultural evolution from the VIth to the XVth Century, with particular reference to historiographical and theatrical forms in their historical-cultural development (up to 15/30) ; the ability to re-elaborate the teaching contents and to make links between the topics covered (up to 10/30); the competence 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.