cod. 1007460

Academic year 2024/25
1° year of course - Second semester
Stefania VOCE
Academic discipline
Letteratura latina medievale e umanistica (L-FIL-LET/08)
Discipline linguistiche, filologiche e metodologiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: Medieval and humanistic latin Literature (INT.)

Learning objectives

The course of latin humanistic Literature provides specific knowledge of language and literature of Renaissance humanism, allowing students to acquire advanced skills as well as substantial and methodological critical understanding of literary texts in Latin.
Overall, the teaching aims to achieve the following training objectives, according to the Dublin Descriptors:

Knowledge and understanding
The teaching of latin humanistic 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
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
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
The study of literature and the humanistic language helps to obtain knowledge and methodological, analytical and critical skills aimed not only at the realization 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 will be structured as follows:
a) Humanistic Latin Literature: context and overview;
b) Literary production between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries

Full programme

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talian 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 ).
Natura che m'ispiri. Alcuni percorsi letterari, linguistici, archeologici, geografici, a cura di Stefania Voce. Bologna, Pàtron, 2019.

Teaching methods

The lessons will be organized in the presence; Reading, translation and commentary by Latin texts is planned. The didactic activities alternate frontal lessons with in -depth seminars.During the lessons, literary forms in the humanistic age and their possible relationship with the classics will be illustrated. The course will be joined by individual insights of the students who will produce their own documents on topics of 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 didactic material.

Assessment methods and criteria

This is verified by means of an oral test and the presentation of the research in itinere or during the final examination, during which the general knowledge of medieval literature and the acquisition of content and methodological skills as well as the critical understanding of the proposed Latin text will also be examined. The ability to apply these skills to other literary contexts and texts will also be tested.
The final mark will be calculated from the arithmetic mean of the partial marks of the two courses.
An insufficient mark is determined by a lack of knowledge of the minimum course content; an inability to express oneself in a manner appropriate to the subject matter; a lack of autonomous preparation; an inability to solve problems related to finding information and decoding texts; as well as an inability to formulate judgements independently and to communicate content, analysis and judgements in an argued, competent and convincing manner to both specialists and non-specialists. A sufficient mark (18-23/30) is determined by an acceptable level of performance by the student of the assessment indicators listed above; average marks (24-27/30) are awarded to the student who demonstrates a more than sufficient (24-25/30) or good (26-27/30) level of the assessment indicators listed above, the highest marks (28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are awarded on the basis of demonstration of an excellent to excellent level of the assessment indicators listed above.

Other information

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