84042 - Italian Literature Preserved in a Manuscript Tradition

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should know the most important problems about italian literary manuscripts, from the Middle Age to the XX century. They will be able to discuss authors and texts, to put them in historical perspective, and to improve their cultural competency about reading, copying and publishing the literary manuscripts of the italian tradition.

Course contents

Part 1.The literary manuscripts: production and transmission.

Part 2.Techniques of conservation and edition: an introduction to italian philology.


a.Part 1

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

b.Part 2

Slides and notes from the lessons will be procured online, at the end of the course, on the website www.unibo.it (AMS Campus).

N.B. Students that don't attend the lectures must also read two of the following texts:

Alfredo Stussi, Introduzione agli studi di filologia italiana, Bologna, il Mulino, 2015.

Giorgio Inglese, Come si legge un'edizione critica. Elementi di filologia italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2016.

Paola Italia, Editing Novecento, Roma-Napoli, Salerno editrice, 2013.

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

Teaching methods

The lectures will focus on general problems concerning italian philology. In the second part of the course, we will read and analyze some exemplary italian text.

Assessment methods

The oral exam will concern the most important problems and authors of the italian manuscripts presented in the teacher's lectures, and analysed in the recommended readings. Part 1: italian philology. Part 2: exemplary texts: production, transmission and edition.

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