75826 - Comparative Medieval Literatures (1)

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  • Teacher Patrizia Caraffi

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/09

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

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

  • Course Timetable from Jan 31, 2022 to Apr 04, 2022


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

At the end of the course students know - through the study of key texts and their historical and cultural contexts and through the investigation of specific critical issues - topics and major works of medieval literature. They are able to use linguistic and philological methodologies and apply them to the analysis of the origin and development of the major European literary genres (lyric poetry, novel, short story, etc..) in a comparative perspective.

Course contents


The course aims to study, from a comparative and gender perspective, the metamorphosis and disguise in some of the main works of the Medieval Romance tradition, with exemple in the Modern and Contemporary literature, cinema and visual arts.

COURSE TIMETABLE, from January, 31th, 2022:

Thursday 15.30-17.00, FICLIT

Friday, 15.30-17.00, FICLIT


Thomas, Tristano e Isotta, Mucchi

Béroul, Il romanzo di Tristano, edizioni dell'Orso

Heldris di Cornovaglia, Il romanzo di Silence, Carocci (disponibile anche in formato digitale nel Sistema Bibliotecario di Ateneo)

Maria di Francia, Lais, Carocci : una scelta, online in risorse didattiche

Alexandre de Paris, Roman d'Alexandre, l'episodio delle fanciulle-fiore (testo italiano a fronte, risorse didattiche su Virtuale)

Chrétien de Troyes, Philomena (con traduzione italiana, risorse didattiche su Virtuale)

Bibliography of Secondary Texts (essays, articles, volumes)
In Progress


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

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Multimedia devices

Office hours

See the website of Patrizia Caraffi