Medieval literature between philology and DH (2020/2021)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
cod wi: DT000039
Name of lecturer
Andrea Zinato
Andrea Zinato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
A.A. 20/21 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2020 al Sep 30, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The main formative aim of the teaching within the degree course is to make the students acquire a high-level competence in critically approaching the philological methods, from the stemmatica to the digitial editions. The results expected from their learning are the following:
-Knowledge and heightened understanding: in-depth knowledge of the Spanish literature of the scheduled period: historical context, texts, genres, movements, and authors dealt with in the taught module, especially with reference to the themes of cultural interchange and to the formal differentiations of the literary phenomena.
- “Applied” knowledge and heightened understanding: the students will acquire the necessary methodologies for putting them to use in working on literary texts within a historical and comparative perspective and in interpreting complex texts and implied meanings; they will have to be able to express themselves in fluent Spanish, arguing complex topics in a clear, ordered, and detailed way.


Textual criticism from the 'stemmatica? to the digital editions.
The course will be taught in Italian.
Students are required to check throughout the course materials and information uploaded on E-learning UNIVR
Students who are unable to attend are required to contact the teacher.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Monica Bertè, Marco Paoletti La filologia medievale e umanistica, il Mulino 2017 pp. 11-119

Assessment methods and criteria

An oral exam in Italian (or Spanish) will assess:
- a knowledge of primary and secondary texts
- the ability to articulate effectively the information and critical assessments concerning texts and topics discussed in class