The first part of the course aims at introducing students to some of the most important critical instruments of text tradition.
The second part of the course, through selected readings, focuses on historical, cultural and literary dynamics of text tradition .
- Knowledge and understanding
Through specific class activities, seminars and lectures the course will provide students with critical understanding of the literary and cultural background of text tradition.
- Applying knowledge and understanding
The study of the historical context and the analysis of the most characterizing aspects of text tradition will provide students with a general understanding of the main cultural and literary developments of text tradition. Students will so be given the possibility to broaden their literary spectrum and to better place historical and literary issues in their proper context. This will possibly result in a more complete understanding of modern and contemporary text tradition-related issues.
- Making judgements
Thanks to the theoretical, linguistic and literary data acquired during classes, students should be able to critically read and interpret ancient texts, and thus be able to make personal judgements on text tradition-related issues.
- Communication skills
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1) properly present a variety of literary and cultural topics;
2) properly produce cross-sectional studies on different historical and literary topics.
- Learning skills
The course aims at providing students with methodological and learning skills useful for future employment (with particular reference to teaching and communication).