Italian Philology (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Michelangelo Zaccarello
Michelangelo Zaccarello
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
semestrino IA, Semestrino IB

Lesson timetable

semestrino IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Semestrino IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  

Learning outcomes

Titolo: "Textual Studies and Editorial Technique" (IN ENGLISH)

Educational aims

The course aims at introducing the various aspects and problems related to the analysis of vernacular texts and their transmission, illustrating the main philological criteria and elements of editorial technique; due attention will be paid to the complex relationship between philological reconstruction and interpretation of text, the choice of a copy-text and the different methods in granting linguistic credibility to a literary work reconstructed from non-autograph sources.


Titolo: "Textual Studies and Editorial Technique" (IN ENGLISH)

The course will address issues of textual reconstruction and editing strategies (transcribing and collating manuscripts, comparing variants, editing for modern readers). With a focus on methodological implications, the course will provide students with a hands-on approach to early Italian texts and an opportunity to reflect upon the relationship between the recovery of authorial intention, in its linguistic variety, and the editing of texts for the modern reader.


P. Stoppelli, Filologia della letteratura italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2008.

M. Zaccarello, Alcune questioni di metodo nell’edizione dei testi italiani antichi, Verona, Fiorini, 2012.

A. Stussi (ed.), Fondamenti di critica testuale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006 (e succ. edd.).

*There may be additional, relevant readings which will be pointed out during the course (and handed out to students).

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be taken as a viva.