Course teached as: B004863 - FILOLOGIA ROMANZA 3-years First Cycle Degree (DM 270/04) in LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES Curriculum STUDI LINGUISTICI, LETTERARI E INTERCULTURALI
The seminar shows the evolution of the Romance languages from Vulgar Latin and the birth of Romance literature. We will also read and commented on some romance medieval texts. In order to develop the student's critical abilities, the course will introduce the main tools of ecdotic analysis
Charmaine Lee, Linguistica romanza, Roma, Carocci, 2017 or W. D. Elcock, Le lingue romanze, L'Aquila, Japadre, 1975 OR Pietro G. Beltrami, La filologia romanza, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017.
Further bibliography will be indicated during the lessons
The course (36 hours) will focus on the fundamental concepts and notions related to Romance Philology . Aims of the course:
a. to introduce students to evolution of the Romance languages from Vulgar Latin and to different medieval romance literary genres
b. to familiarize students with the critical instruments in the field of linguistics, history, formal and stylistic analysis, required for the analysis of medieval literary texts;
c. to enable students to develop a critical consciousness through the analysis and comment of some of the most representative texts of Medieval Romance literatures.
1. Knowledge and understanding: Students will demonstrate knowledge in the fundamental notions of romance linguistics and of ecdotics and critical understanding in medieval romance literary tradition analysed during the course and in individual study, and will acquire the critical tools to cope with the historical, literary and socio-cultural context of the Medieval world.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding: Students will learn how to apply processes, models, questions, and theories that result in enhanced clarity in the philological analysis and comprehension of literary texts included in the program.
3. Making judgements: Students will develop the ability to discuss the comparative linguistic and literary questions considered during the course, proposing critical perspectives and well-grounded judgements on the texts included in the program.
4. Communication skills: Students will develop the ability to can communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, with particular reference to themes and questions considered during the lessons.
5. Learning skills: Students will acquire the methodological tools required for philological studies.
The prerequisites are those outlined the course of study
The course takes place in the first semester.
Further information will be given at the beginning of the course
Type of Assessment
The exam will be oral, preceded by a written test
The students, who attend the course, will accompany the lectures with a bibliography of reference. Extra material will be provided during the lessons. In the first part of the course the student will be acquainted with the fundamentals of Romance philology: in particular, we will deal with both the linguistic features (phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical) of the Romance family, following the principles of comparative linguistics, and the main aspects concerning the history, culture and literature of the medieval Romània. Some literary texts will also be examined