cod. 1007458

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
VOCE Stefania
integrated course unit
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The course of Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature provides specific and in-depth knowledge in the language and literature of the middle age. and of the following period of humanistic rebirth. Overall, the teaching aims to achieve the following training objectives, according to the Dublin Descriptors:

Knowledge and understanding (knowledge and understanding)
The teaching of medieval and humanistic Latin literature will allow students to acquire advanced content and methodological skills as well as critical understanding of literary texts in Latin. Knowledge and skills will be achieved through attendance at lectures, individual study and possible preparation of reports on specific subjects or in-depth bio-bibliographic cards.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding (applying knowledge and understanding
Students must acquire the ability to face the reading of the work of the chosen author with the methodological tools provided during the lessons and to apply these skills to other literary contexts and texts.

Making judgments (making judgments)
At the end of the course the students, on the basis of the analytical knowledge of both theoretical and linguistic and literary systems, will be able to examine and critically interpret the philological, linguistic and literary texts and problems that reside in them, in order to formulate their own hypotheses and independent judgments on the contents and on the socio-cultural context of reference.

Communication skills
At the end of the course the students will be able to clearly express, using a technical language, information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialist interlocutors. They will be able to formulate conclusions clearly and will also be able to explain the underlying rationale behind their conclusions.

Learning skills (learning skills)
The study of literature and the medieval and humanistic language helps to obtain methodological, analytical and critical knowledge and skills aimed not only at the completion of the final thesis at the end of the course of study, but also at the insertion in an appropriate manner in the world of work tout court and teaching in particular.


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Course unit content

The course is structured as follows: a) framing of medieval and humanistic Latin literature; B)The theater in the Middle Ages; C) Love poetry and poetry of death in the pre-humanistic and humanistic age.

Full programme

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1) Edoardo D'Angelo, La letteratura latina medievale: una storia per generi, Roma 2009/Paolo Chiesa, La letteratura latina del medioevo. Un profilo storico, Roma, Carocci editore, 2017.
2) Italian literature of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries: knowledge of Italian literature from Dante to the Bembo. For the general part concerning the history of Italian literature, we recommend: History of Italian literature. Il Trecento, edited by E. Malato, Rome, Salerno 1995 (cap. X Francesco Petrarca); The fifteenth century, edited by E. Malato, Rome, Salerno 1996 (chapters: II par. 1-13, and 23-24; IV (par. 1-10); V (par. 1-3); VII (all ).
3) Natura che m'ispiri. Alcuni percorsi letterari, linguistici, archeologici, geografici, a cura di Stefania Voce. Bologna, Pàtron, 2019.

Teaching methods

The educational activities alternate lectures with in-depth seminars. In addition to a historical literary overview of the Middle Ages, the dramatic forms of the Middle Ages will be illustrated, with particular attention to the elegiac comedies and the Ludus de Antichristo drama. With regard to the Latin Humanistic Literature module, love poems and mortem in which the imprint of the classics is highly recognizable. Individual in-depth studies of the students will be required, which will produce their own papers on selected topics or bio-bibliographic sheets. The slides used to support the lessons will be uploaded to the Elly platform. The slides are considered an integral part of the teaching material.

Assessment methods and criteria

The student's work will be evaluated on the basis of:
-Papers presented during classes,
-Papers presented at the final exam, where general knowledge of medieval and humanistic literature wil be evaluated, so as the comprehension of the latin text (context, content and meanin) wil be tested.
The assessment takes place through an oral test and the exhibition of the ongoing research or during the final exam, during which the general knowledge of medieval literature and the acquisition of content and methodological skills as well as the critical understanding of the Latin text will also be examined. proposed. The ability to apply these skills to other literary contexts and texts will also be verified.
The final score will be calculated from the arithmetic average of the partial scores of the two courses.
An assessment of insufficiency is determined by the lack of knowledge of the minimum contents of the course; from the incapacity to express themselves adequately to the topic; from the lack of autonomous preparation; from the inability to solve problems related to the retrieval of information and the decoding of texts; as well as the inability to make judgments in an autonomous way and to communicate contents, analyzes and judgments in a reasoned, competent and convincing way both to specialists and non-specialists. Sufficient evaluation (18-23 / 30) is determined by an acceptable level of performance by the student of the aforementioned evaluation indicators; the average scores (24-27 / 30) are awarded to the student who proves to have a level more than sufficient (24-25 / 30) or good (26-27 / 30) of the above evaluation indicators, the highest scores ( from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are awarded based on the demonstration of a level from excellent to excellent of the above evaluation indicators

Other information

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