32603 - Romance Philology 2 (2nd cycle)

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  • Teacher Patrizia Caraffi

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/09

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Modern, Post-Colonial and Comparative Literatures (cod. 0981)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Feb 08, 2022 to Apr 28, 2022

SDGs

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

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student deepens his knowledge of the philological method and Romance literature of the Middle Ages through the "close reading" of a choice of texts. He/She acquires awareness, even theoretical, of the Alterity and Modernity of Medieval literature.

Course contents

How to tragically kill a woman. Gender-based violence in the Middle Ages.

The course will address the unresolved issue of gender-based violence in some exemplary texts of Medieval Romance Literature.

COURSE TIMETABLE, from February, 8th, 2022:

Tuesday 15.30-17.00 FICLIT

Thursday 17.15-18.45 FICLIT

Readings/Bibliography

Flamenca, Carocci (online via SBA sources:

A)

Maria di Francia, Lais, Carocci

Chrétien de Troyes, Philomena (available online) or  La historia de la Doncella Teodor  (available online)

La fille du Comte de Ponthieu (available online) or  Juan de Flores, Grisel y Mirabella (available online)

La virago evirata/ La dame escoilee, Ledizioni.

Boccaccio, Decameron, a cura di A. Quondam, M. Fiorilla, G. Alfano, BUR Classici: Proemio, Introduzione alla I giornata; le novelle II, 7 (Alatiel), II, 9 (Bernabò da Genova), IV, 1 (Tancredi), IV, 5 (Elisabetta), IV, 9 (Guglielmo Rossiglione), V, 8 (Nastagio), X, 10 (Griselda)

ed. A. Quondam, M. Fiorilla, G. Alfano, BUR

 Online ed V. Branca in: Decameron Web’ https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/ oppure or

in ‘Biblioteca Italiana’http://www.bibliotecaitaliana.it/

 

Two tests of your choice between:

Chrétien de Troyes, Erec e Enide, Carocci

Philippe de Remi, La Manekine, edizioni dell'Orso

Heldris di Cornovaglia, Il romanzo di Silence (online - SBA)

Christine de Pizan, La Città delle Dame, Carocci

 Flamenca, Carocci, (online - SBA)

Juan de Flores, Grisel y Mirabella (available online)

Juan Rodríguez del Padrón, Schiavo d'amore, Carocci

Libro de Apolonio, Carocci

  

B)  Bibliography of Secondary texts (essays, articles, volumes: online

C)

 CONFERENCES: schedules will be published on the teacher's web site page.

 

 



Teaching methods

Lessons, seminars and conferences given by external scholars.

It is strongly recommended to attend the lessons; non attending students are bound to prepare extra texts readings.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of an oral test. The knowledge of the individual topics covered during the course, the ability to contextualize cultural and literary phenomena and to identify elements of originality in the texts studied, the ability to personally and critically re-elaborate the reference bibliography and the language properties will be evaluated with top marks. A competence in the contents of the manuals without any interpretative support will be evaluated with a positive but not high mark. Training gaps, superficial analyses, inappropriate and confused language will make the evaluation insufficient.

Teaching tools

Multimedia resources (films, audio and image projection, PowerPoint, weblinks).

Office hours

See the website of Patrizia Caraffi