MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE

Ileana PAGANI MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
ARTS
2020/2021

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2015
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE PROVIDES BASIC ELEMENTS FOR A CORRECT READING OF MEDIEVAL LATIN TEXTS, AS STAGE OF TRANSITION FROM ANCIENT AND CHRISTIAN LATIN CULTURE TO THAT OF MODERN EUROPE AND GROUND OF THE VERNACULAR LITERATURES.
THE COURSE WILL ENABLE STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF THE EVENTS OF THE HISTORY OF LATIN LITERATURE IN THE MEDIEVAL AGE, OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MEDIEVAL LATIN LANGUAGE. PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN CULTURE AND TO THE PROCESSES OF TRANSMISSION OF THE WRITTEN HERITAGE.
THE COURSE WILL ENABLE STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE ABILITY TO ANALYZE LITERARY AND LINGUISTIC EVENTS WITH THE AIM OF UNDERSTANDING THE ELEMENTS THAT LIE AT THE ORIGIN OF EUROPEAN CULTURE AS WELL AS LATIN MEDIEVAL LITERAURE’S CONTINUITY WITH CLASSICAL AND CHRISTIAN LITERATURE. ONE FURTHER OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE ABILITY TO RAISE THE HISTORICAL RECORD, TO SITUATE IT IN CONTEXT
Prerequisites
CONSOLIDATED KNOWLEDGE OF WRITTEN AND ORAL ITALIAN; BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY; LATIN KNOWLEDGE IS DESIRABLE BUT NOT MANDATORY
Contents
MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE FROM THE SIXTH TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY. THE LANGUAGE OT THE MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERARY TEXTS (WITH A SELECTION OF READINGS).
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF 30 HOURS OF LECTURES; IT HAS SEMINARY CHARACTER AND PREVENTS THE READING AND COMMENTARY OF MEDIEVAL TEXTS. FREQUENCY IS LIVELY RECOMMENDED
Verification of learning
FINAL ORAL EXAM, WHICH MAY ALSO CONSIST OF THE PREPARATION OF A WRITTEN OR ORAL REPORT ON A TOPIC CHOSEN AND AGREED WITH THE TEACHER.
EXAMINATION CRITERIA:
1) ABILITY TO ARTICULATE A COMPLEX DISCOURSE
2) ABILITY TO SPEAK CLEARLY AND WITH APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE
3) ABILITY TO ANALYZE THE TEXTS BY INSERTING THEM INTO A PRECISE LOGICAL AND HISTORICAL FRAMEWORK
4) ABILITY TO SELECT DATA, STORING ACCURATELY THE SIGNIFICANT ONES.
Texts
PAOLO CHIESA, LA LETTERATURA LATINA DEL MEDIOEVO. UN PROFILO STORICO, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2017
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FREQUENCY IS LIVELY RECOMMENDED
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