92937 - Italian Philology and Literature (1) (LM)

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  • Teacher Francesca Florimbii

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/13

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics (cod. 9220)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Sep 21, 2022 to Oct 28, 2022


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

Quality education

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be equipped with advanced philological methodologies, through examples of Italian texts and comparative study of different characteristics of critical editions. Therefore he will be improved in a correct knowledge of the Italian philological tradition, both of ancient and contemporary area. Consequently, the teacher will examine the links with the criticism and literary history of the works considered, aimed at emphasizing the binomial between philology and interpretation of the texts, proper to the Italian tradition.

Course contents

The Course includes two sections:

the first section (Section a) will provide a deepening of italian Philological method (10 hours);

the second section (Section b) will focus on the exegetical production of Giosue Carducci, commentator of Petrarch (20 hours).


Section a: Philological method.

Bruno Bentivogli, Francesca Florimbii, Paola Vecchi Galli, Filologia italiana. Seconda edizione, Milano, Pearson, 2021.


Section b: Author philology. Giosue Carducci.

Giosue Carducci, Chiose e annotazioni ai Trionfi di Petrarcaed. by Francesca Florimbii, Modena, Mucchi, 2022.


Non-attending students will have to complete the program with the study of F. Casari - C. Caruso, Come lavorava Carducci, Roma, Carocci, 2020.

Teaching methods

The Course is organized in fifteen frontal lessons of two hours that will be held during the first semester of the Academic Year 2022-2023 (first period). It primarily concerns the deepening of theoretical and methodological elements of the critical edition. In the second part of the Course, the methodological knowledge will be applied to the study of Carducci's Chiose e annotazioni ai Trionfi di Petrarca.

Assessment methods

Oral examination.

The examination involves the knowledge of the Philological methodology applied to Italian Literature, with analysis of texts to verify aspects and methods of a modern critical edition.

During the examination will be valued the capacity to elaborate a methodological discourse and, at the same time, a critical one of Carducci's exegesis. 

Teaching tools

Frontal lessons, including oral and written applications.

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

Office hours

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