Italian Philology (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00846
Name of lecturer
Michelangelo Zaccarello
Coordinator
Michelangelo Zaccarello
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/13 - PHILOLOGY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2014 al Jan 10, 2015.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the methodological grounds to evaluate textual transmission and build a modern critical edition; alongside with a brief history of the various forms of text production and diffusion, the course will introduce the main criteria of text reconstruction and restoration and explain their linguistic implications.
The course's final, applied section will focus on miscellanies, of both lyric poetry and prose, and their peculiar editorial problems.

Syllabus

Textual theory and editorial technique

The course is taken as a whole; however, its programme is divided in three sections for illustration purposes only.

I section: Textual scholarship: introductory aspects [18 hours = 3 CFU]

B. BENTIVOGLI-P. VECCHI GALLI, Filologia italiana, Milano, B. Mondadori, 2002.

II section: Origins and development of editorial theory [18 ore = 3 CFU]

S. TIMPANARO, La genesi del metodo del Lachmann, con una presentazione e una postilla di Elio Montanari, Torino, UTET, 2003.

III section: Editing multiple texts: songbooks, miscellanies, anthologies

AA. VV., Liber, fragmenta, libellus: prima e dopo Petrarca, Firenze, SISMEL-Ed. del Galluzzo, 2006 http://www.sismel.it/tidetails.asp?hdntiid=987 (selected essays)

M. ZACCARELLO, “Reperta”. Indagini recuperi ritrovamenti di letteratura italiana antica, Verona, Fiorini, 2008 (capitoli V-VI).

Further readings may be pointed out and/or provided in class.

NB. Non-attendees must also read:

M. ZACCARELLO, “Reperta”. Indagini recuperi ritrovamenti di letteratura italiana antica, Verona, Fiorini, 2008 (chapters I-IV, VII-X).

AA. VV., Liber, fragmenta, libellus: prima e dopo Petrarca, Firenze, SISMEL-Ed. del Galluzzo, 2006 http://www.sismel.it/tidetails.asp?hdntiid=987 (whole)

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be taken as a viva.