The course is intended to give students competence to a critic insight of romance
medieval literature, above all in its connections with classical literature
Course contents summary
After a brief Introduction about the 'matière antique' in Old french Literature of the
XII century, the course's aim is to study, through selected , translated and
commented texts, the Roman d'Eneas, based on Virgil's epic text but also deppely rooted in contemporary romance trends
Profilo delle letterature romanze medievali / Furio Brugnolo, Roberta Capelli , Roma
: Carocci, 2011.
A. Varvaro, Prima lezione di Filologia, Laterza.
Manuale di linguistica e filologia romanza / Lorenzo Renzi, Alvise Andreose,
Bologna : Il mulino, 2003 (o ristampe)
Students will be requested to collaborate during oral translations, according to their
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, which includes questions about the lessons and the books to be studied