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.
Reading , translation and comments of Chevalier de la Charette (Lancelot), one of the most celebrated among Chrétien de Troyes' works.
1. Attending students, modulo A (6 cfu):
1.1 P. Gresti, Introduzione alla linguistica romanza, Patron 2016.
1.2 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).
1.3. Blended Lessons and Course Notes.
2. Attending Students, Modulo A (6 cfu). Students of the "esame integrato" di "Letteratura greca Letterature romanze":
2.1 Pietro G. Beltrami, La Filologia romanza, il Mulino, 2017.
2.2. Blended lessons and Course Notes.
3. NON attending Students (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
3.4: F. Brugnolo – R. Capelli, Profilo delle letterature romanze medievali, Roma, Carocci, 2011: chapters on French ando Provençal, included the last one about the relationships between italian and galloromance literature).
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. F. Brugnolo – R. Capelli, Profilo delle letterature romanze medievali, Roma, Carocci, 2011
4.3. Blended Lessons and Course Notes.
4.4 4.4 Il cavaliere della carretta (Lancillotto), a c. di Pietro G. Beltrami, Alessandria, Edizioni dell'Orso.
4.5. Dante, Vita Nuova (whole text in any edition)
NON- attending Students for moduli A+B (12 cfu) are requested to conctact the teacher.
Taught lessons: reading, translation and commentary of texts.
The course (mod. A) is available on blended mode on Elly portal. The Blended lessons and exercises are complementary to the Course Notes.
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.
NB: all students, above all non attending ones, are recommended to attend to some exams to check and improve their study.
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.