Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims, in A) part, to give a basic knowledge, from a linguistic and historical point of view, of Romance philology: this background is necessary for Italian Literature students and for French and Spanish language and literature students.
1) Knowledge and understanding: by the end of mod A the students will know fundamental knowledge of romance linguistic and romance literatures and will be able to read and translate simple texts; by the end of mod. B, the student will develop a more specific understanding of a romance language and will be able to read and translate autonomously texts of average difficulty
2) Applying Knowledge and understanding and judgments making: by the end of mod. A students will be able to comment upon texts read in the course and to make simple links between romance languages and literatures; by the end of mod. B, they have more specific competences in a romance language and can conceive and strenghten complex hypothesis and comment upon new texts.
3) communication skills: by the end of mod. A students will be able to express and share informations, problems and solutions in a clear manner; by the end of mod. B they will be able to communicate ideas and formulate hypothesis in a specialistic and up-to-date vocabulary
4) Learning skills: by the end of mod A students will be able to get information in basic scientific literature; by the end of mod. B they will be able to consult dictionaries and bibliographies so as to face second-level courses.
Basic skill in literature and linguistics.
Course contents summary
Modulo A (first 6 CFU)
Selected texts, read and commented by the teacher, from various
literary genres, with special attention paid to galloromance and iberic literature.
Sinful heroes: the course will study some famous carolingian heroes (Charlemagne, Guillaume d'Orange, Hugues Capet) in epic and historical texts to discover, together with the rhetoric of praise, a thin but interesting presence of surprising features: ignoble birth, vocation to incest and child-murder.
1. Attending students, modulo A (6 cfu), Students NOT from "Civiltà e lingue straniere moderne":
1.1 P. Gresti, Introduzione alla linguistica romanza, Patron 2016.
1.2 A. Varvaro, Prima lezione di filologia, Laterza, 2012.
1.3. F. Brugnolo – R. Capelli, Profilo delle letterature romanze medievali, Roma, Carocci, 2011 (chapters on French and Provençal - lingua d'oc - literature, included the last one about the relationships between italian and galloromance literature).
1.4. Course Notes.
2. Attending Students, Modulo A (6 cfu): Studenti From "Civiltà e lingue straniere moderne"(individual exam or "esame integrato" with French or Spanish Literature): 2.1 Pietro G. Beltrami, La Filologia romanza, il Mulino, 2017.
2.2 A. Varvaro, Prima lezione di filologia, Laterza, 2012.
2.3. Course Notes.
3. NON attendins Students: the course is available in blended mode on elly.dusic.unipr.it, but is highly recommended to attend the course, since ROmance Philology is a new, and not easy matter. However, a non- attending students set of texts is available (for modulo A):
3.1 P. Gresti, Introduzione alla linguistica romanza, Patron 2016 OR Pietro G. Beltrami, La Filologia romanza, il Mulino, 2017.
3.2 A. Varvaro, Prima lezione di filologia, Laterza, 2012.
3.3. Blended lessons from Elly
- For students of "Lettere" and "Civiltà and lingue straniere moderne" (French): F. Brugnolo – R. Capelli, Profilo delle letterature romanze medievali, Roma, Carocci, 2011: chapters on French, included the last one about the relationships between italian and galloromance literature).
- Students of Spanish will study the chapter by Carlos Alvar on Spanish (Castilian) Literature in: Alvar- Asperti-Bertolucci, L'area iberica, Bari, Laterza.
4. Attending Students moduli A+ B (12 cfu):
4.1. P. Gresti, Introduzione alla linguistica romanza, Patron 2016. OR S. Asperti, Origini Romanze, Viella.
4.2. A. Varvaro, Prima lezione di filologia, Laterza, 2012.
4.3. F. Brugnolo – R. Capelli, Profilo delle letterature romanze medievali, Roma, Carocci, 2011
4.4. Course Notes.
4.5. Dante, Vita Nuova (whole text)
NON- attending Students for moduli A+B (12 cfu) are requested to conctact the teacher.
Taught lessons: reading, translation and commentary of texts given at the beginning of the course.
Seminars (both front lessons and training).
From a.a. 2018-2019 the course (mod. A) is available on blended mode on Elly portal.
All the slides of mod. B will also be available on Elly
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of an oral examination; questions are of 3 kinds:
- test of reading, translation and linguistic analysis of a text chosen from the course;
- test on linguistical competence;
- test on the literary and historical context.
The 3 sets of questions will equally concur to the final note (in 30 scale); it is necessary to have a satisfactory note (18/30) in each set.
The student is immediately told of his note.
A pass (18-23/30) is
determined by the student’s possession of the basicl
contents of the course; middle-range scores (24-27/30) corresponds to good level of knowledge and to the ability in making simple links and apply it to problem solving;
higher scores (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) correspond to developed abilities and competence in making links among different languages and literatures.
From a.a. 2018-2019 the course is also in blended mode.
It is highly recommended to attend the course, since Romance Philology is a new, and not easy matter and given texts are in 3 different languages (French, Provençal, Spanish), each one different from the contemporary language.