Romance philology (m) (2019/2020)

Course code
4S02279
Name of lecturer
Chiara Maria Concina
Coordinator
Chiara Maria Concina
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/09 - ROMANCE PHILOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Instruction in Romance Philology, through reading and analysing literary texts in various romance languages, will allow students to acquire and develop awareness and knowledge in the areas of Philology, Historical Linguistics, and Literary Studies. Close reading and interpretation of literary texts, as well as important elements of critical, historical and cultural judgement, will also be improved. By the end of the course, students should demonstrate an ability to handle independently the different levels of analysis that will be applied to the texts studied as part of the syllabus. Students should furthermore demonstrate an awareness of the terminology of the discipline and present their ideas in the appropriate linguistic style.

Syllabus

The myth of Tristan form the Middle Ages to Modernity. The course aims to provide the main historical-literary coordinates on the birth and development of the medieval myth of Tristan. Once the ecdotic and historical problems related to the Tristanian tradition have been defined and analyzed, we will focus on the analysis, reading and translation of some passages taken from two more ancient ancient French texts: Béroul's "Roman de Tristan" , Thomas's "Roman de Tristan", Bern and Oxford's "Folies Tristan", Maria of France's "Lai du Chevrefoil", up to "Roman de Tristan en prose" and his Italian fortune. The last part of the course will be dedicated to the European fortune of the myth of Tristan and its modern reinterpretations.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
- A. Punzi, Tristano. Storia di un mito, Roma, Carocci, 2005.
- Béroul, Tristano e Isotta, a cura di Gioia Paradisi, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2013 (studio dell'introduzione e lettura del testo in traduzione italiana).
- Tristano e Isotta di Thomas, revisione del testo, traduzione e note a cura di Francesca Gambino, Modena, Mucchi, 2014 (studio dell'introduzione e lettura del testo in traduzione italiana).
- La Follia di Tristano. Redazione del manoscritto di Berna, a cura di C. Concina, Roma, Carocci, 2019.
- A. Vàrvaro, La teoria dell'archetipo tristaniano, «Romania», 88, 1967, pp. 13-58. (available on moodle)
- V. Bertolucci Pizzorusso, La retorica nel Tristano di Thomas, «Studi mediolatini e volgari», 6-7, 1958-59, pp. 25-61 (available on moodle).
- F. Cigni, Tristano e Isotta nelle letterature francese e italiana, in Tristano e Isotta. La fortuna di un mito europeo, a cura di M. Dallapiazza, Trieste, Edizioni Parnaso, 2003, pp. 59-90. (available on moodle)
Further materials will be made available during the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Anonimo La follia di Tristano. Redazione del manoscritto di Berna, a cura di C. Concina Carocci 2019
Valeria Bertolucci Pizzorusso La retorica nel Tristano di Thomas, «Studi mediolatini e volgari», 6-7, pp. 25-61 1958 Disponibil su moodle
A. Varvaro La teoria dell'archetipo tristaniano, «Romania», 88, 1967, pp. 13-58 1967 disponibile su moodle
Béroul Tristano e Isotta, a cura di G. Paradisi, Edizioni dell'Orso 2013 9788862744508
Thomas Tristano e Isotta di Thomas, revisione del testo, traduzione e note a cura di F. Gambino Mucchi 2014 9788870006384
F. Cigni Tristano e Isotta nelle letterature francese e italiana, in Tristano e Isotta la fortuna di un mito europeo, a cura di M. Dallapiazza, pp. 29-129 Trieste, Edizioni Parnaso 2003 disponibile su moodle
A. Punzi Tristano. Storia di un mito Carocci 2005

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral examination.
The oral examination aims at evaluating the student's knowledge, with special reference to the texts read during the lectures; general knowledge of the companions in use will be checked, as well.

Erasmus students will be informed during the lectures about the oral examination.


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: [online oral exam: Zoom].