cod. 12923

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Filologia e linguistica romanza (L-FIL-LET/09)
Filologia, linguistica e letteratura
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

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 unit content

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.

Modulo B
Philological and linguistic approach to romance literary texts

Full programme

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1. Programma per FREQUENTANTI dei moduli A+ B (12 cfu), studenti curriculum moderno:
1.1 Laura Minervini. Filologia romanza. 2. Linguistica, Le Monnier 2021.
1.2 Alberto Varvaro, Letterature romanze del medioevo, Il Mulino (qualsiasi edizione)
1.3. Lezioni blended e appunti del corso.
1.4 Si richiede la lettura integrale della Vita Nuova di Dante, in qualsiasi edizione.
1.5 Lettura (IN ITALIANO) di UNO dei seguenti volumi, compresa l'Introduzione
- La canzone di Orlando, a c. di Mario Bensi, RIzzoli, BUR
- Chrétien de Troyes, Il cavaliere del leone, a c. di Francesca Gambino, Alessandria, Edizioni dell'Orso.

I NON frequentanti dei moduli A+B sono invitati a mettersi in contatto con il docente per concordare il programma.

2. STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI MODULO A, 6 cfu (curriculum storico e classico)

2.1 Pietro G. Beltrami, La Filologia romanza, il Mulino, 2017.
2.2. Lezioni blended e Appunti del corso.

3.STUDENTI NON frequentanti del modulo A (6 cfu):
3.1 Laura Minervini. Filologia romanza. 2. Linguistica, Le Monnier 2021.
3.2 Alberto Varvaro, Letterature romanze del medioevo, Il Mulino (qualsiasi edizione)
3.3. Lezioni del corso blended: il corso è disponibile in modalità blended all'indirizzo

Teaching methods

Lezioni frontali di lettura, traduzione e commento dei testi

Il mod. A del corso sarà erogato in modalità blended e dispobibile sulla piattaforma Elly del Dip. DUSIC. Le lezioni e le esercitazioni previste nel blended costituiscono complemento alle lezioni.

Il materiale didattico del mod. B sarà anch'esso disponibile su 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.

Other information

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.