IJ2A224 Textual Criticism (Filologia italiana) II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Paolo Divizia, Dottore di Ricerca (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Paolo Divizia, Dottore di Ricerca
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
IJ2A221 Textual Criticism I
You must have passed Filologia Italiana I / Textual criticism I.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course aims at showing with practical exercises how to prepare a critical edition of a text and to analyse and solve concrete problems of textual criticism.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to work independently on medieval and renaissance manuscripts written in Italian vernacular language: reading, transcribing and preparing the edition of a single manuscript; fulfilling the recension and the emendatio; solving complex issues about the relationships between manuscript witnesses to a text; preparing a critical edition of a text by working on multiple witnesses.
  • The course includes deeper investigation on topics that were already discussed during the first semester, reading of specialised essays and practical exercises in textual criticism. Since the course is quite technical, you are strongly reccomended to attend lectures.
    required literature
  • Pasquale Stoppelli, Filologia della Letteratura italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2008
  • Alfredo Stussi, Nuovo avviamento agli studi di filologia italiana, Bologna, Il mulino, 1988
  • Alfonso D'Agostino, Trasmissione anomala e contaminazione, Università degli studi di Milano, dispense di filologia italiana per l'a.a. 2005-06, disponibili su http://armida.unimi.it/handle/2170/528
  • Cesare Segre, Appunti sul problema delle contaminazioni nei testi in prosa, in Studi e problemi di critica testuale. Convegno di Studi di filologia italiana, Bologna, 1961.
  • Paolo Divizia, Appunti di stemmatica comparata, «Studi e Problemi di Critica Testuale», LXXVIII (2009), pp. 29-48
  • Paolo Divizia, Il «Tresor» di Brunetto Latini tra fonti e volgarizzamenti: il caso della «Formula vitae honestae», in Culture, livelli di cultura e ambienti nel Medioevo occidentale, atti del IX Convegno della Società Italiana di Filologia Romanza (Bolog
  • Monica Berté - Marco Petoletti, La filologia medievale e umanistica, Bologna, Il mulino, 2017
  • DIVIZIA, Paolo and Lisa PERICOLI. Il viaggio del testo, Atti del Convegno internazionale di Filologia Italiana e Romanza (Brno, 19-21 giugno 2014) (The journey of the text. Proceedings of the international conference of Italian and Romance textual critcism (Brno, 19-21 June 2014)). In Il viaggio del testo, Atti del Convegno internazionale di Filologia Italiana e Romanza (Brno, 19-21 giugno 2014). Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, 2017. 568 pp. ISBN 978-88-6274-771-4. URL info
  • STOPPELLI, Pasquale. Filologia della letteratura italiana. 1a ed. Roma: Carocci, 2008. 201 s. ISBN 9788843047239. info
Teaching methods
The entire course will be in the form of a seminar: we will work on medieval manuscripts and early prints (facsimiles) and read specialistic articles. Seminar: Application on authentic texts (manuscripts and early prints) of the theoretical knowledge acquired during the first semester. In the form of a presentation the students show their capability to connect their theoretical knowledge while working with a concrete text.
Assessment methods
The exam includes the complete programme of the subject such as provided in the lectures held during the semester (including lectures given by guest lecturers, and references to topics covered in the previous semester if the subject has the number II in its title) and in a manual on the subject to choose from among those listed. The final grade will also take into account the work done by students during the semester and their active participation in the course.
Attendance is compulsory.
Maximum number of unjustified absences: 3. Late arrival, i.e. when the lecture has already started, will be marked as an absence. Doing other things, not relevant to the subject, during the classes (such as chatting, reading/sending email, surfing the internet, watching films/videos) will also be considered as an absence.
Arriving late at the exam may result in non-admission to the exam.
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Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Předmět lze zapsat až po úspěšném složení zkoušky z IJ2A221.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2023.
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