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HISTORY OF PRINTING AND PUBLISHING
STORIA DELLA STAMPA E DELL'EDITORIA

Publishing in the World War One
Editoria e diffusione del libro tra i soldati durante la prima guerra mondiale

A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Loretta De Franceschi By appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures (LM-14 / LM-15)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

Lessons aim to develop: the knowledge about manuscripts production; printing birth; the evolution of printing technique and of typography books; printing production and its socio-cultural effects; the features of Italian publishing between 1800 and the World War One.

Program

During the course the following topics are considered. Transition from oral to written and print culture. Manuscripts production. Technical, social and cultural aspects of typography. Results of typographical production in the social context. The change of authorship, the role of publisher and other jobs inside typography. The Venetian production and the book trade in 1500. Development of Italian publishing in the following centuries. Book production in 1800 and in the World War One especially for soldiers; the circulation of books in the army.  

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must know: the evolution of documents production; writing and printing materials; the typography technique in 1500 and its following evolution; relationship between printing production and socio-cultural changes;the features of Italian publishing in 1800; the peculiarity of  publishing during World War One and the promotion of reading among soldiers. The student must know the specialized lexicon of the discipline .

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons and workshops

Attendance

80% of lessons

Course books

G. Montecchi, Storia del libro e della lettura. 1: Dalle origini ad Aldo Manuzio, Milano, Mimesis, 2015. L. De Franceschi, Libri in guerra. Editoria e letture per i soldati nel primo Novecento, Milano, Mimesis, 2019. A. Cadioli, G. Vigini, Storia dell’editoria italiana dall’unità a oggi, 2a ed., Milano, Ed. Bibliografica, 2012

Assessment

Multiple choice test, in order to verify the knowledge of the topics, concepts and aspects considered during the lessons.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

In addition to the previous books: J.F. Gilmont, Dal manoscritto all’ipertesto. Introduzione alla storia del libro e della lettura, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2006

Assessment

Oral examination, in order to verify a clear knowledge and comprehension of the main topics of the discipline and, moreover, the mastery of its specialist lexicon.

Notes

Lessons and office hours for students are at Palazzo Albani

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