History of printing and publishing

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the theme of the birth and dissemination of the press in Europe, the elements of continuity within the world of book production, and enjoyment of the manuscript book from the first decades of diffusion of works following Gutenberg's invention of the printing press until the definitive confirmation of the press as a new means of producing books. Along a chronological arc from the mid-15th century to the end of the 18th century, the course aims to analyze the production and circulation of literary texts and forms of censorship control, from the Indexes of banned books to the effects of repressive action on readers. The aim is to bring students' attention to the usefulness of comparing different disciplines: the history of the press is in fact located at the intersection of disciplines such as bibliographic studies, history, literature, sociology, and anthropology, all present in the educational path of the Course of Studies.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to lead participants in the acquisition of knowledge of the subject through its different methodological orientations, within the dialogue between cultural history, philology and bibliography; It also intends to stimulate attention to a type of analysis that does not separate the history of the texts from that of their materiality and that always takes into account the historicality of the works and their method of circulation. Students will thus be able to acquire, through the identification of different types of sources, the skills necessary to analyze the historical contexts in which cultural projects, as well as typographical and editorial activities, develop.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)