Romance Philology

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: ELIANA GIOVANNA CREAZZO

Expected Learning Outcomes

According to the Dublin descriptors, students, at the end of the course, will acquire:

1) Knowledge and understanding, in the linguistic field, of the dynamics of historical formation of Romance languages, of their geographical location, of the major differences and similarities between them, of the linguistic structures that develop in diachrony in the passage from Latin to derived varieties; in the literary field, he will acquire knowledge about  the formation of literary genres in the Middle Ages, according to a comparative perspective.

2) Basic skills relating to the application of linguistic-literary knowledge acquired to the reading of medieval novel texts

3) Learning skills related to the formation processes of languages and literary systems in their germinal stages, thanks to the attention that will be paid to methodological and historical-cultural aspects

Course Structure

The teaching will take place through lectures and practical exercises in class

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance is not compulsory

Detailed Course Content

1.  From Latin to Romance Languages
2. The Medieval Romance Literature  

Textbook Information

- L. Minervini, Filologia romanza. Linguistica (Vol. 2), Le Monnier, 2021 (200 pp.).

- E. Burgio, Filologia romanza. Analisi letteraria (Vol. 3), Le Monnier, 2022 (218 pp.).

- "Mondi altri" e letterature romanze e orientali, ed. di A. Pioletti, Rubbettino 2023 (139 pp.).


Reading a book:

Chrétien de Troyes, Il cavaliere del leone, Edizioni dell’Orso 2011 (580 pp.).


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.