90243 - Philology of Modern Italian Literature (1) (LM)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics (cod. 9220)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Music and Theatre Studies (cod. 8837)

Learning outcomes

The course is devoted to texts of Italian Literature from Renaissance to Romanticism, whose characteristics will be presented through the production techniques, history of tradition (manuscript and printed), textual transmission and the constitution of the critical edition. In particular, the course’s aims are: -knowledge of the Lachmann’s method and its concrete applications; -knowledge of the textual bibliography; -knowledge of aspects and problems of authorship philology; -ability to evaluate textual solutions proposed by critical editors; -ability to read manuscripts and antique prints (Incunabula and Cinquecentine); -ability to comment author variants.

Course contents

Handwriting and Literature: Ciriaco d'Ancona and Felice Feliciano


Materials (stats, reproductions, etc.) will be provided during class, available online from december also for non-attending students.

For attending or non-attending students, the program is the same.

Close readings of selected texts - in autographs -  will be held during class.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. Lectures and analyses of literary texts.

Assessment methods

The evaluation of the students' competencies and abilities acquired during the course consists of an oral test, i.e. an oral interview which has the aim of evaluating the critical and methodological ability of the students. The students will be invited to discuss the texts on the course programme. The student must demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the bibliography in the course programme.

Those students who are able to demonstrate a wide and systematic understanding of the issues covered during the lessons, are able to use these critically and who master the field-specific language of the discipline will be given a mark of excellence.

Those students who demonstrate a mnemonic knowledge of the subject with a more superficial analytical ability and ability to synthesize, a correct command of the language but not always appropriate, will be given a ‘fair' mark.

A superficial knowledge and understanding of the material, a scarce analytical and expressive ability that is not always appropriate will be rewarded with a pass mark or just above a pass mark.

Students who demonstrate gaps in their knowledge of the subject matter, inappropriate language use, lack of familiarity with the literature in the programme bibliography will not be given a pass mark.

Teaching tools

Digital reproductions of the texts

Office hours

See the website of Leonardo Quaquarelli


Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.