HISTORY OF PRINTING AND PUBLISHING mutuato
STORIA DELLA STAMPA E DELL'EDITORIA
Publishing and Reading in the World War One
Editoria e diffusione del libro tra i soldati durante la prima guerra mondiale
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|Loretta De Franceschi||By appointment|
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Course with optional materials in a foreign language
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
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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.
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 .
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
Frontal lessons and workshops
80% of lessons
- Course books
G. Montecchi, Storia del libro e della lettura. 1: Dalle origini ad Aldo Manuzio, Milano, Mimesis, 2015.
Aldo Manuzio, voce di Mario Infelise in Dizionario biografico degli italiani, vol. 69, 2007, anche in: http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/manuzio-aldo-il-vecchio_(Dizionario-Biografico)/
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
Multiple choice test, in order to verify the knowledge of the topics, concepts and aspects considered during the lessons. Excellent grades will be given starting from 90% of correct answers. Good and sufficient grades will be given from 89 to 60% of correct answers. Negative grades will be given in presence of less than 60% of correct answers.
Additional Information for Non-Attending Students
- Course books
In addition to the previous books: Marco Cursi, Le forme del libro. Dalla tavoletta cerata all'e-book, Bologna: Il mulino, 2016
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. Excellent grades will be given in presence of a depth study with critical perspective; knowing how to link among the main topics addressed during the course; the use of an appropriate language. Good grades will be given in presence of a good knowledge of the contents; a relatively good critical perspective and connection skills related to the treated topics; a clear speech with appropriate language. Sufficient grades will be given in presence of the achievement of a minimal knowledge, mnemonic study even in presence of some gaps; the use of a not very appropriate language. Negative grades will be given in presence of a bad orientation related to the main topics of the discipline; knowledge gaps; difficulty in speech and inappropriate language.
Lessons and office hours for students are at Palazzo Albani.
Volumes for oral English language examination. Leslie Howsam, Old books and new histories : an orientation to studies in book and print culture, Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2006; A. Nuovo, The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance, Leiden, Boston, Brill, 2013. Aldo Manuzio, voce di Mario Infelise in Dizionario biografico degli italiani vol. 69, 2007, anche in . L. De Franceschi, Libri in guerra e per i soldati nel primo Novecento, Milano, Mimesis, 2018
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