Introduction to Romance Philology
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-FIL-LET/09 - ROMANCE PHILOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.
At the end of the course, the student will need to demonstrate to have acquired the main interdisciplinary foundations of Romance Philology (historical linguistics, textual criticism and medieval Romance literature).
The course is divided into three modules: (1) Textkritik; (2) Romance linguistics; (3) reading and translation of medieval lyrical poems. The first module aims to present the main features of textual or ecdotic criticism, both on a theoretical level and through the observation of some concrete cases. The second module aims to provide students with the basic notions of Romance linguistics in its historical dimension starting from the common Latin origin, the so-called vulgar Latin, and focusing espacially on phonetic, morphological and lexical aspects. The third module focuses on the reading, translation and linguistic analysis of some exemplary texts of medieval lyric in Provencal, French and Castilian. For module 1 and module 3, handouts will be provided on Moodle by the teacher.
The texts that will be read and analyzed in class are the following:
- Guilhem de Peitieus, Ab la dolchor del temps novel
- Bernart de Ventadorn, Can vei la lauzeta mover
- Raimbaut d'Aurenga, Non chant per auzel ni per flor
- Arnaut Daniel, Lo ferm voler qu'el cor m'intra
- Gausbert de Poicibot, Us jois sobriers mi somo
- Thibaut de Champagne, Ausi conme unicorne sui
- Conon de Béthune, Ahï, Amours, con dure departie
- Ramon Vidal de Besalú, So fo el tems (solo i vv. 585-593)
- Gonzalo de Berceo, Eya velar (da "El duelo de la Virgen")
||Introduzione alla linguistica romanza
||La lirica romanza nel Medioevo
|Cecilia Cantalupi - Nicolò Premi
||Tradurre i trovatori. Esperienze ecdotiche e di traduzione a confronto
Oral examination. The candidate's linguistic, literary and philological knowledge will be assessed both with general questions, and through the reading and analysis of one or more texts read and commented on during the course, or which are, in any case, part of the bibliography; the candidate will be asked to read on a photocopy or volume provided by the examiner. General questions may precede or follow the reading and analysis of the texts. The vote will be the numerical synthesis not only of the essential knowledge of the contents, but also of the candidate's ability to organize the speech and to use the required technical language.