LJMedA07 Interpretative Seminar: Medieval Latin I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Dana Stehlíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Dana Stehlíková, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
PROGRAM ( N - LLS_ ) || PROGRAM ( N - LJ_ ) || PROGRAM ( N - LJU_ ) || LJBcSZk Bachelor's State Exam
Knowledge of Latin to the extent of the B. A. State Exam.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of this course is to present the problems of studying, interpreting and translating Medieval Latin literature based on a particular text. The course has a particular subject of the most famous medieval collection of secular poetry, the Carmina Burana (12th century). The content and formal variety of individual pieces of this collection offer a comprehensive idea about the prime phase of development of medieval secular poetry.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- appreciate the state-of-the-art of the research into the Carmina Burana collection;
- understand the linguistic features of this literary corpus;
- analyze the prosody and interpret the content of individual pieces of this literary corpus.
As a result, students will acquire deeper understanding of the specific features of medieval Latin literature, such as the choice and meaning of the so-called auctoritates in the literary output of medieval authors.
  • State-of-the-art of the research.
  • Origin of the corpus.
  • Content of the corpus.
  • Influence of the Carmina Burana collection within the context of medieval secular poetry.
  • Medieval prosody.
  • Reading, translation and interpretation of selected pieces from the Carmina Burana, including the choince of the so-called authorities (11, 16, 17, 41, 42, 44, 51, 74, 75, 100, 117, 123, 130, 131a, 136, 138, 143, 191, 196, 211, 219).
  • Reading, translation and interpretation of Carmina Cantabrigiensia 14, 23, 27.
  • Reading, translation and interpretation of Recedite, recedite; Fuit una domina; Si vis ad amasiam; Filia, si vox tua (Fejfalik V, VII, VIII, X,).
  • Reading, translation and interpretation of Gualterus de Castellione – Alexandreis I, 1–202.
    required literature
  • Carmina burana. Edited by Wilhelm Meyer - Alfons Hilka - Otto Schumann. 2., unveränderte Aufl. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag. xvi, 112. ISBN 3533007804. 1978. info
  • Carmina Burana. Bd. 2, Kommentar. [H.] 1, Einleitung : (die Handschrift der Carmina Burana), die moralisch-satirischen Dichtungen. Edited by Alfons Hilka - Otto Schumann. Heidelberg: Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1930. info
    recommended literature
  • Carmina scholarium vagorum : poesis latinae medii aevi nonnulla exempla (Souběž.) : Písně žáků darebáků : výbor ze středověké latinské poesie žákovské. info
  • Náhradní obsah: slovníky klasické a středověké latiny podle pokynů vedoucí semináře
  • Carmina Burana : lateinisch/deutsch. Edited by Günter Bernt. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun. 352 s. ISBN 3150087856. 2006. info
  • Concordantia in Carmina Burana. Edited by Benedikt Konrad Vollmann - Manfred Wacht. Hildeshein: Olms-Weidmann. 887 s. ISBN 3487102536. 1996. info
  • Carmina Burana : Texte und Übersetzungen. Edited by Benedikt Konrad Vollmann - Peter Diemer - Dorothea Diemer. 1. Aufl. Frankfurt am Main: Deutscher Klassiker Verlag. 1415 s. ISBN 3618661452. 1987. info
Teaching methods
One 2-hour seminar per week, reading (translation), class discussion.
Assessment methods
Requirements: regular attendance in the course (min. 75%) and active participation in the class discussions; continuous reading of presented texts; written paper (translation with commentary).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen studentům magisterského cyklu, ve výjimečných případadech jej lze po dohodě s vyučujícím zapsat semestr před složením státní bakalářské zkoušky.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017.
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