German Philology (2013/2014)

Course code
4S00877
Name of lecturer
Maria Adele Cipolla
Coordinator
Maria Adele Cipolla
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/15 - GERMANIC PHILOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 24, 2014 al May 31, 2014.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.11  
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.11  

Learning outcomes

1. Introduction to textual philology. Germanic languages and cultures; earliest and current Germanic languages and their Indo-European kinship; Greek, Latin and vernacular sources. Preliterate traditions and literacy. The introduction of writing: the invention of runes and the adaptation of Greek and Latin alphabets. Conversion and manuscript culture. Earliest literatures: Gothic; Anglo-Saxon; Old High and Low German; Old Norse. Romania Germanica in Italy: ethnographic, historical and linguistic features.
2. The course concerns two remarkable prose texts of Old English and Old High German literature, in order to illustrate their manuscript tradition, linguistic and stylistic features, and contents