cod. 1007458

Academic year 2022/23
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) Love Elegy and misoyinistic poetry; c) Lyric in the humanistic age: Poetry and Neo-catullianism

Full programme

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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.
La città e le sue metamorfosi, a cura di Stefania Voce, Bologna, Pàtron, 2020.
Italian literature of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries: knowledge of Italian literature from Dante to Bembo. For the general part relating to the history of Italian literature, we recommend: Storia della letteratura italiana. Il Trecento, a cura di E. Malato, Roma, Salerno 1995 (cap. X Francesco Petrarca); Il Quattrocento, a cura di E. Malato, Roma, Salerno 1996 (capitoli: II parr. 1- 13, e 23-24; IV (parr. 1-10); V (parr. 1-3); VII (ALL).
Natura che m'ispiri. Alcuni percorsi letterari, linguistici, archeologici, geografici, a cura di Stefania Voce. Bologna, Pàtron, 2019.
In addition to the humanistic literature manual, one of the following two volumes:
G. Cappelli, L'Umanesimo italiano da Petrarca a Valla, Roma, Carocci, 2018.
G. M. Anselmi, Letteratura e civiltà tra Medioevo e Umanesimo, Roma, Carocci, 2011.

Teaching methods

The lessons will be organized in person with the possibility of using the lessons in asynchronous mode even remotely (uploaded on the Elly page of the course); commented reading of texts, in the same way. In addition to a historical literary overview of the medieval age, the forms of lyric and epic poetry will be analyzed. With regard to the Humanistic Latin Literature module, we will examine poems and passages from epic works, in which the imprint of the classics is recognizable. Individual insights will be required from students who will produce their own papers on subjects of their choice or bio-bibliographic cards. 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

If due to the persistence of the health emergency it is necessary to integrate the conduct of the exams with the remote method, the following will be carried out: oral questions (in presence / remotely via Teams); presentation of a paper prepared before the exam, to be corrected before the exam. The student must be in possession of the identification document to be shown during the exam;
during the test, texts and sources will be used, which must be free of writings and comments. The assessment takes place through an oral test and the presentation of the research in progress or during the final exam, during which the general knowledge of medieval and humanistic Latin literature and the acquisition of content and methodological skills as well as critical understanding will also be assessed. of the proposed Latin text. The ability to apply these skills to other contexts and literary texts will also be tested.
The final score will be calculated from the arithmetic mean of the partial scores of the two courses.
An insufficiency rating is determined by the lack of knowledge of the minimum course contents; the inability to express themselves adequately to the topic; the lack of self-training; from the inability to solve problems related to finding information and decoding texts; as well as the inability to formulate judgments independently and to communicate content, analysis and judgments in a reasoned, competent and convincing manner to both specialists and non-specialists. A sufficient evaluation (18-23 / 30) is determined by an acceptable level of performance by the student of the evaluation indicators listed above; the average scores (24-27 / 30) are assigned to the student who proves to have a more than sufficient (24-25 / 30) or good (26-27 / 30) level of the above evaluation indicators, the highest scores ( from 28/30 to 30/30 and honors) are awarded based on the demonstration of an excellent to excellent level of the evaluation indicators listed above

Other information

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