The course has a website on the online teaching platform Ariel, to which reference should be made for information on the course and useful materials for exam preparation. Below are the readings that will be discussed during the course:
Part A: Anna Maria Luiselli Fadda, "Tradizioni manoscritte e critica del testo nel Medioevo germanico", ed. Laterza, XII ristampa 2021 (to be studied in full); Philipp Roelli (ed.), "Handbook of Stemmatology. History, Methodology, Digital Approaches", ed. De Gruyter 2020 (available open access from https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110684384/html
) (only the chapters analysed in class).
Part B: the editions of the three versions of Physiologus: Verner Dahlerup, "Physiologus I to Islandske Bearbejdelser", in: "Aarbøger for nordisk oldkyndighed og historie", 1888-1889, pp. 199-290 (available online from https://archive.org/details/y1888a89aarbger00norduoft/page/n695/mode/2up
); "The Old English Physiologus". Text and prose translation by Albert Stanburrough Cook; verse translation by James Hall Pitman, Yale University Press 1921 (available online from https://archive.org/details/oldenglishphysio00cookuoft/page/n5/mode/2up
); "Der altdeutsche Physiologus", hrsg. von Friedrich Maurer, ed. De Gruyter 1967 (available in libraries).
Reference grammars (available in libraries): E.V. Gordon, A.R. Taylor, "An Introduction to Old Norse", Oxford 1981; A. Campbell, "Old English Grammar", Oxford 1992; W. Braune, F. Heidermanns, "Althochdeutsche Grammatik", De Gruyter 2018.
Part C: Students of Scandinavian languages: one chapter to be agreed upon from Judy Quinn, Adele Cipolla (edd.), "Studies in the Transmission and Reception of Old Norse Literature. The Hyperborean Muse in European Culture", Brepols 2016 (download available up to 100 pages from Brepols' website through our Minerva opac). Students of English language: on chapter to be agreed upon from K. O'Brien O'Keeffe (ed.), "Reading Old English Texts", Cambridge 1997 (available in libraries). Students of German language: one chapter to be agreed upon from Thomas Bein, "Textkritik. Eine Einführung in Grundlagen germanistisch-mediävistischer Editionswissenschaft", ed. Peter Lang 2011 (available in libraries).
Examination programme for non-attending students:
The programme for non-attending students is identical to the programme for attending students. Non-attending students should contact the teacher as soon as possible, especially for advice on how to approach textual analysis on their own.