L-FIL-LET/09 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Knowledge about the beginning of neo-Latin languages. Students will also have to study the medieval romances cultures, with particular reference to those they have in their plan (French and Spain).

Course Structure

The course is divided into two sections: (A) the formation of neolatin languages, (B) Medieval french and spanish literature with particular reference to brevitas

Detailed Course Content

The course is divided into two sections:

  1. The formation of neolatin languages: philology and romance linguistic – romance domain – the neolatin languages birth (phonetics, morphologic, syntax and lessical aspects from latin to neolatin languages) – Romance languages and their typology – Written texts and their transmission – Critical edition.

B. Medieval french and spanish literature with particular reference to brevitas

Textbook Information

  1. P.G. Beltrami, La filologia romanza, il Mulino, Bologna 2017 (pp. 190)
  2. M. Zink, La letteratura francese medievale, il Mulino, Bologna 2003 (solo per i francesisti) (pp. 120)
  3. C. Alvar, J.C. Mainer, R. Navarro, Storia della letteratura spagnola, vol. I, Einaudi, Torino 2010 (pp. 5-187) (solo per gli ispanisti).
  4. M. Picone, Il racconto nel Medioevo (Francia, Provenza, Spagna), il Mulino, Bologna 2012 (pp. 90)


During the lessons it will be examined rapresentative texts that will be uploaded in Studium from :


La Disciplina clericalis

Il Calila e Dimna

Il Sendebar

I Lais

I Fabliaux

La novella


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.

Open in PDF format Versione in italiano