10516 - Philology of Italian Literature

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  • Teacher Francesca Florimbii

  • Credits 12

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/13

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Humanities (cod. 8850)

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

With this course the student will learn the knowledge of the bases of the philological disciplines and of the Italian philology particularly, with essential notions of history of the tradition and textual criticism. The focus is to recompose the elaboration of a literary work and to read in a correct way the critical edition of an ancient and modern text.

Course contents

The Course includes a first section (Section a) with a Guide on Italian Philology (30 hours), regarding ancient and humanistic Texts of Italian Litterature. The second section (Section b) will focus on Contemporary Texts (30 hours), particularly Svevo's novels, with special regard to his autographs.


Section a: Philology of the copy, transmission variants.

Bruno Bentivogli - Paola Vecchi Galli, Filologia italiana, Milano, Mondadori, 2002.

Section b: Author philology. Italo Svevo.

Paola Italia - Giulia Raboni, Che cos'è la filologia d'autore, Roma, Carocci, 2010.

Italo Svevo, Senilità (critica edition), ed. by Renzo Rabboni, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2015.

Beatrice Stasi, Svevo, Bologna, il Mulino, 2009.

Non-attending students will have to complete the program with the study of Silvia Contarini, La coscienza prima di Zeno. Ideologie scientifiche e discorso letterario in Svevo, Firenze, Franco Cesati, 2018.

Teaching methods

The Course consists in 30 frontal lessons (60 hours) in the second semester (2018-2019). In class the teacher will turn questions to the students to solicit them to the maturation of a critical language, and will develop exercises in oral form and writing. The lessons will present materials of support (power point, digital images, databases, ebooks) that will be available online or on the personal site of the teacher.

Assessment methods

During the oral examination, the teacher will appraise the linguistic and critical ability to elaborate a coherent philological and interpretative discourse. The questions regard the main sections of the Course: philology of the copy, author philology and Italo Svevo, preparation of a critical edition (in particular, Senilità).

Are appreciated and positively valued:

a) correctness and quality of the answer

b) close examination of the subject

c) correctness of language.

Teaching tools

Frontal lessons, including oral and written applications.

The teacher is to disposition, in the hours of reception and before or after the lessons, to furnish papers or further elucidations on the examination and on the program.

Office hours

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