LMD_002 Textual Criticism II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Vlastimil Brom, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Jana Nechutová, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Michaela Soleiman pour Hashemi, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Fri 10:00–13:40 A22, except Fri 19. 4.
LMD_001 Textual Criticism I
Successful completion of LMD_001 Textual Criticism I.
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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce practical principles of textual criticism with special regard to medieval manuscript material of Bohemian origin. If focuses especially on the potential of digital methods of textual criticism and the digital philology. Students will acquire practial skills in textual criticism and will become acquainted with various approaches applicable to the reconstruction of the textual process of literary manuscript sources from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
- describe various approaches of traditional and digital philology to medieval manuscript material;
- have an overview of selected methods of digital processing of manuscript material and relevant tools;
- understand the problems related to Digital Scholarly Editions;
- understand the issues of digitisation of historical resources;
- apply basic practical approaches to the reconstruction of the textual procecesses of medieval and early modern Latin, German and Czech written sources
  • Textual criticism and digital philology; introduction to quantitative methods applicable in textual and literary criticism;
  • Basics of practical textual criticism; selected methods (stemmatology, cladistics, phylogenesis, best-text and copy-text editing);
  • Digital Scholarly Editions and the tools; tools for analyses and possibilities of visualisations;
  • Digitisation of historical resources, description of manuscripts, TEI and other norms;
  • Recension and collation of manuscripts, reconstructing a text and a stemma of selected medieval Latin literary manuscript sources;
  • Multilanguage textual tradition: The case of the so-called Dalimil Chronicle;
  • Alexandr Stich and his linguo-literary method in comparison to previous concepts.
    required literature
  • TROVATO, Paolo. Everything you always wanted to know about Lachmann's method : a non-standard handbook of genealogical textual criticism in the age of Post-Structuralism, cladistics, and copy-text. Edited by Michael D. Reeve. Prima edizione. Padova: Libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, 2014, 355 stran. ISBN 9788862925280. info
    recommended literature
  • Nichols, Stephen G. „Introduction: Philology in a Manuscript Culture.” Speculum. A Journal of Medieval Studies 65/1 (1990): 1–10.
  • Analysis of ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts : digital approaches. Edited by Tara Andrews - Caroline Macé. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014, 346 stran. ISBN 9782503552682. info
  • MORETTI, Franco. Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary history. Paperback edition. London: Verso, 2007, 119 stran. ISBN 9781844671854. info
    not specified
  • Malura, J. "Lingvoliterární (filologická) metoda Alexandra Sticha a studium literatury raného novověku." Listy filologické 136 (2013): 489-502.
  • JIROUŠKOVÁ, Lenka. Die Visio Pauli. Wege und Wandlungen einer orientalischen Apokryphe im lateinischen Mittelalter unter Einschluß der alttschechischen und deutschsprachigen Textzeugen. Brill 2006
  • LICHAČEV, Dmitrij Sergejevič. Textologie (stručný nástin).Praha: Ústav pro českou literaturu. 2015.
  • Soleiman pour Hashemi, Michaela. "Ještě k motivické exkluzivitě v barokní literatuře, zčásti i nadnárodně." In Otázky českého kánonu, s. 330-336. Praha: Ústav pro českou literaturu AV ČR, 2006.
  • Stich Alexandr. "Magnet a pelikán - dva exkluzivní barokní motivy." In Česká literatura doby baroka (Sborník příspěvků k české literatuře 17. a 18. století), ed. Zuzana Pokorná, s. 89-116. Praha: PNP, 1994.
  • DAŇHELKA, Jiří. Textologie a starší česká literatura. Edited by Jakub Sichálek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Ústav pro českou literaturu AV ČR, 2013, 357 s. ISBN 9788085778939. info
  • VOIT, Petr. Encyklopedie knihy : starší knihtisk a příbuzné obory mezi polovinou 15. a počátkem 19. století : papír, písmo a písmolijectví, knihtisk a jiné grafické techniky, tiskaři, nakladatelé, knihkupci, ilustrátoři a kartografové, literární. Druhé vydání. Praha: Libri ve spolupráci s Královskou kanonií premonstrátů na Strahově, 2008, 655 stran. ISBN 9788072773909. info
  • VAŠÁK, Pavel. Textologie : teorie a ediční praxe. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1993, 235 s. ISBN 8070666382. info
  • VAŠÁK, Pavel. Autor, text a společnost. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1986, 218 p. URL info
  • VAŠÁK, Pavel. Metody určování autorství. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1980, 233 s. URL info
Teaching methods
Seminars and seminar discussions; conscientious preparation of assigned practical tasks; presentation of a research question based on a textual source of one's own choice
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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