Romance philology (m)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-FIL-LET/09 - ROMANCE PHILOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS
Sem. 1B dal Nov 19, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.
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.
From October, 2nd 2018 there will be an optional supplementary course aimed at those who never attended classes in Romance Philology.
The course will focus on the analysis of narrative strategies in short medieval forms. Narrative short forms occupy a relevant place in the wide range of literary genres of Medieval vernacular literature. In particular, the "lais" will be taken into consideration. During the class the "lai of Narcissus" and the collection of the twelve "lais" by Marie de France (considered one of the highest literary products of Old French literature) will be taken into consideration and thouroughly analyzed.
|Hans Robert Jauss
||Alterità e modernità della letteratura medievale
||Il lai di Narciso, a cura di M. Mancini
|Maria di Francia
||Lais, a cura di G. Angeli
Final oral examination. The oral examination aims at evaluating the student's knowledge, with special reference to the texts read during the lectures and to the theory of Medieval literary genres and; general knowledge of the companions in use will be checked, as well. In addition to this, the student should be able to translate and to analyze the texts read during the class.