ROMANCE PHILOLOGY

Lettere ROMANCE PHILOLOGY

0312600008
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
ARTS
2017/2018

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2015
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1260LESSONS
Objectives
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: KNOWLEDGE OF THE BASICS OF ROMANCE LINGUISTICS AND THE ROMANCE LITERARY SYSTEM, INCLUDING THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE MAIN ELEMENTS AT WORK IN THE EVOLUTION FROM LATIN TO THE ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND HOW THESE NEW LANGUAGES CAME TO CREATE NEW LITERARY FORMS, MADE UP OF DIFFERENT LITERARY GENRES.
ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: ABILITY TO APPLY THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED IN THE FIELD OF ROMANCE LINGUISTICS TO THE LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF EARLY TEXTS AND TO UNDERSTAND, ALSO BY PHILOLOGICAL AND LITERARY ANALYSIS, THE MAIN PROBLEMS POSED BY MEDIEVAL ROMANCE LITERATURE.
Prerequisites
BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN AND LINGUISTICS AND/OR HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS IS USEFUL BUT NOT ESSENTIAL
Contents
•INTRODUCTION TO ROMANCE HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS
•SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITALIAN
•LATIN FORMS FROM WHICH THE ROMANCE LANGUAGES DERIVE.
•PRACTICE CONCERNING THE EVOLUTION OF SPECIFIC TERMS TO UNDERSTAND THE FACTORS INVOLVED AND THE INTERACTION OF DIFFERENT PHENOMENA.
•HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ROMANCE LITERATURES AND CULTURE
•THE APPEARANCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHIVALRIC IDEAL IN MEDIEVAL ROMANCE LITERATURE.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE CONSISTS IN 60 HOURS OF TEACHING DIVIDED INTO 30 TWO-HOUR CLASSROOM LECTURES.
Verification of learning
FINAL ORAL EXAM. STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING WRITTEN TESTS DURING THE COURSE AS PARTIAL OR COMPLETE SUBSTITUTION OF THE ORAL EXAM. THERE WILL BE THREE SUCH TESTS IN ALL, EACH COMPRISED OF TEN QUESTIONS REQUIRING SHORT WRITTEN ANSWERS CONCERNING THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COURSE (TWO ON LITERARY TOPICS, ONE ON HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS).
THE MARKS WILL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION STUDENTS'
1) KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT
2) ABILITY TO GIVE CLEAR AND SYNTHETIC ANSWERS
3)ABILITY TO DISCUSS TEXTS AND PLACE THEM IN THEIR CORRECT CONTEXT
4) ABILITY TO PICK OUT AND EXAMINE THE MOST IMPORTANT DATA
Texts
J. FLORI, LA CAVALLERIA MEDIEVALE, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO, 2002.
A. LIMENTANI & M. INFURNA, L’EPICA ROMANZA NEL MEDIOEVO, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO, 2007.
C. LEE & S. GALANO, INTRODUZIONE ALLA LINGUISTICA ROMANZA, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2005.
LA CANZONE DI ORLANDO, A CURA DI M. BENSI, MILANO, RIZZOLI (BUR), 1985.

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING VOLUMES:
CHRÉTIEN DE TROYES, I ROMANZI CORTESI. EREC ET ENIDE, MILANO, MONDADORI, 1983.
CHRÉTIEN DE TROYES, I ROMANZI CORTESI. YVAIN, MILANO, MONDADORI, 1983.
CHRÉTIEN DE TROYES, I ROMANZI CORTESI. PERCEVAL, MILANO, MONDADORI, 1983.
STUDENTS WHO FOR SOME REASON DO NOT INTEND COMING TO LECTURES SHOULD REPLACE THE VOLUMES BY LIMENTANI/INFURNA AND FLORI WITH: F. BRUGNOLO & R. CAPELLI, PROFILO DELLE LETTERATURE ROMANZE MEDIEVALI, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2011, AND MUST READ AND COMMENT ON 15 (FIFTEEN) TEXTS
AS WELL AS READING LA CANZONE DI ORLANDO, A CURA DI M. BENSI, MILANO, RIZZOLI (BUR), 1985, OR A ROMANCE BY CHRÉTIEN DE TROYES

More Information
AN ANTHOLOGY OF LYRIC TEXTS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS DURING THE COURSE.
N.B. THIS SYLLABUS IS ALSO FOR STUDENTS WHOSE DEGREE COURSE CONTAINS AN EIGHT-CREDIT EXAM IN ROMANCE PHILOLOGY (EX DM 509/1999), AS WELL AS FOR STUDENTS FROM THE PREVIOUS FOUR-YEAR DEGREE COURSE. STUDENT’S WHOSE COURSE COMPRISES AN EXAM WORTH FEWER CREDITS SHOULD CONTACT THE TEACHER ABOUT THE SYLLABUS
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