Romance Philology (i+p) (2013/2014)

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-FIL-LET/09-ROMANCE PHILOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS I semestrino A Chiara Maria Concina
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-FIL-LET/09-ROMANCE PHILOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS II semestrino A Roberta Capelli

Learning outcomes

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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This course will focus on the historical and comparative study of Romance languages and literatures. Learning objectives: to give an overview of Romance languages and Literatures (with some elements of Romance Linguistics) and of the main editorial techniques dealing with medieval texts.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Romance philology is a field of scientific research that studies neo-latin languages (i.e. vernacular tongues that developed from Latin) and their related literatures in a historico-comparative
perspective. The course is designed to give students a critica1 insight into the works and culture of some of the most important medieval authors by means of different methods of interpretation (textual and literary criticism, codicology, etc.)

Syllabus

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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The course is divided into 3 sections:
1) Editorial techniques
2) Romance Linguistics (analysis of the evolution from Vulgar Latin to Romance Languages; the first written documents of Romance Languages: Old French, Occitan, Italian, Spanish)
3) The «Lais» of Marie de France: the 'lai' as a literary genre; reading and translation of a selection of Marie de France's «Lais» (short narrative texts written in Anglo-Norman and composed in the 12th century).

Bibliography (see the section in Italian)

NOTES:
Additional bibliography will be given during the course. The students not attending the class must contact the teacher for additional bibliography.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Course pre-requisites: none.

Course description: THE SYSTEM OF GENRES IN MEDIEVAL ROMANCE LYRIC.
The course introduces students to the lyric poetry produced by the troubadours in Southern France, by the trouvères in Northern France and by the Galician-portuguese trobadores in Spain, in the llth-14th centuries. The most representative poems of these literary traditions (courtly love songs, satirica1 poems, hybrid texts) are put into their linguistic and historical contexts and are examined from the thematic, metric and lexical-stylistic viewpoints. Through the description and analysis of the most notheworthy manuscript anthologies and canzonieri that contain these poems, their interna1 structure and their often rich decorative programs, the ways books and texts circulated and have been handed down to us, the course aims at giving students an overall understanding of the development of European lyric tradition before the Sicilian School, Dante and the Sweet New Style.

Bibliography:
1. TEXTBOOKS
I. Furio Brugnolo - Roberta Capelli, Profilo delle letterature romanze medievali, Roma, Carocci, 2011.
2. ANTHOLOGIES
***Zmvortant: The exam questions will focus on the texts read and analyzed during the course.
I. Giuseppe E. Sansone (ed.), La poesia dell’antica Provenza: testi e storia dei trovatori, Parma, Guanda, 1993.
II. Aurelio Roncaglia (ed.), Antologia delle letterature medievali d‘oc e d’ofl, Milano, Edizioni Accademia, 1989.
III. Giuseppe E. Sansone (ed.), Diorama Iusitano: poesie d’amore e di scherno dei trovatori galego-portoghesi, Milano, Rizzoli, 1990.
3. CRITICAL ESSAYS
I. D’Arco Silvio Avalle, I manoscritti della letteratura in lingua d‘oc, new edition by Lino Leonardi, Torino, PBE, 1993, ch. III: La tradizione manoscritta della lirica occitanica, pp. 61-106.
II. Giuseppe Tavani, Poesia del Duecento nella penisola iberica. Problemi della lirica galego-portoghese, Roma, Edizioni dell’Ateneo, 1969; pt. II, ch. 3: Come si è costituita la tradizione manoscritta della lirica gaiego-portoghese, pp. 145-175.
III. Further bibliography will be made available during the course and considered an integra1 part of the exam.
4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Students who are unable to attend class must contact the Professor for integrative bibliography.

Teaching method: frontal teaching.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Oral exam


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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fina1 ora1 examination.