Textual studies and editorial technique (2016/2017)

Course code
4S004057
Name of lecturer
Michelangelo Zaccarello
Coordinator
Michelangelo Zaccarello
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/13 - PHILOLOGY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Period
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  

Learning outcomes

The course will provide an introduction to the Anglo-american tradition of textual studies, from theoretical approaches to copy-text and authorial intention to the modern Digital Humanities with their different approach to publishing texts. 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.

Syllabus

Paolo Trovato, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lachmann's Method
A Non-Standard Handbook of Genealogical Textual Criticism in the Age of Post-Structuralism, Cladistics, and Copy-Text, Padova, LibreriaUniversitaria, 2014.

J. McGann, A New Republic of Letters. Memory and Scholarship in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Boston (Mass.), Harvard University Press, 2014 (Kindle format is recommended).

M. Zaccarello, Alcune questioni di metodo nella critica dei testi volgari, Verona, Fiorini, 2012.

To keep up with the pace of the ground-breaking, fast-changing discipline of textual theory and digital humanities, the students will be provided with specific articles, d book chapters and digital resources (in English).

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be taken as a viva.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017