cod. 1004634

Academic year 2018/19
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

By the end of the two parts, students will be able to study texts in a philological context.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
Students will be able to:
- read a critical edition, analyse apparatuses and variants
- evaluate the history of tradition of a literary work of
any kind, linking it to other features of literary
Communication Skills:
- students will be able to describe, analyze, discuss the genesis and developement of a literary work through its redactions, variants, history of transmission.
Making judegments:
- students will be able to read the manuscripts (from medieval manuscripts to contemporary autographs) and the old printed
edition; he will be able to understand mechanism of textual digital production. Direct access to texts will allow students to develop his own judgements (not through second hand sources).

Learning skills:
Direct access to texts will allow students to further develop and create their own reading and searching paths, both for PhD and working researches.


Students must have a good knowledge of Italian
Literary history, history of Italian language,
fundamentas features of romance philology

Course unit content

The course aims to a philological approch to
romance and italian literature through the sudy of
the genesis and textual transmission of a work.
Analysis can change due to different kinds of literary
works, but some fundamental principles are:
- study in textual transmission and history of
- analysis of variants and author's variants
-ecdotic perspective
- seminar works on sources (manuscrit and printed)
- basics of digital philology

Full programme

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See the corresponding fields in each part.

Teaching methods

Front lesson and seminars. See corresconding
section of each part

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is written and oral. See each part for
detailed information.
The final mark is the average of the two parts

Other information

Attendance is strongly recommended. Students who are unable to attend must contact the professors.
Exam dates: as published calendar