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Alfabetizzazione e oralita': status quaestionis

  • A.A. 2018/2019
  • CFU 3
  • Ore 21
  • Classe di laurea L-10
Marcello La Matina / Professore di ruolo - II fascia / Filosofia e teoria dei linguaggi (M-FIL/05)
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Lingue, Mediazione, Storia, Lettere, Filosofia

Basic concepts of philology and modern linguistics; basic notions of Italian Literary Authors and Texts. Interest in textual analysis.

Obiettivi del corso

What is Orality? Which are the differences between written and non-written texts? And, is Orality just a weakness of writing competences? Or, rather is it a more complex phenomenon involving the sense and the articulation of human life?
Basically, orality is the acknowledgement of the Other as opposite to both the sentient Ego and the cosal Hoc . There is not a proper method to define every relevant element of an oral situation (or act) before communication does take place; there are no grammar, no codes, apart from human sensitiveness and responsiveness to the Signifier. Thus, orality concerns the dyad I and You insofar as they react to some non-sentient thing.

Programma del corso

This Lab takes a semiotic and philological approach to the Orality Vs Literacy anthropological debate. Students will be introduced into main concepts and theories focused on performances and transmissions of oral poems. Some crucial case studies will be analysed, retative to both ancient poetry and modern music events and scores : songs, myths, and other similar objects will be presented. The interaction between "primary orality" and the so-called "Gutenberg Galaxy" will also be discussed.

We will closely read authors as Paul Zumthor, Emile Benveniste, Milman Parry, Emmanuel Levinas and, of course, Marshall McLuhan.

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (C) Paul Zumthor Presenza della voce Il Mulino, Bologna, 1983 » Pagine/Capitoli: scelta concordata col docente
  • 2.  (A) Marcello La Matina Texts, Pictures and Scores. Some Aspects of a Philosophy of Languages Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main (Germany), 2002 » Pagine/Capitoli: chapters One and chapter Six
Metodi didattici
  • Co-working -- close reading -- text processing.
Modalità di valutazione
  • By the end of the course students should have developed a sound knowledge of the field of Orality within philological framework. They also should be able to demonstrate a solid grasp of the main questions of contemporary oral phenomena. At the end, every student is expected to produce a paper proving her knowledge to be solid about a bundle of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of oral cultures.
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica

English -- Ancient Greek

Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione

English - French - Spanish - German