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

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Loretta De Franceschi Wednesday and thursday by appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

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

Learning Objectives

Lessons aim to develop the knowledge about the evolution of writing material, of printing texts production and of the culture circulation. In particular, lessons aim to provide a basic formation on: 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 show to know and to understand the evolution of the methods of documents production, and the relationship between printing production and socio-cultural changes in the various historical periods, especially in the early 1900s and during World War One. The student must show to know and to recognize and to be able to use the materials for the study of the history of publishing. The student must show to be able to debate questions about the course topics and to have autonomy of judgment. The student must know the specialized lexicon of the field. Moreover, the student must show to have the ability to go deeper and to broaden the knowledge about these disciplines.

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

Supporting Activities

Sites and electronic resources about some topics of the course  


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Frontal lessons and workshops

Innovative teaching methods

Flipped classroom

Attendance

80% of lessons for students who want.to take the exam as attending students, otherwise see the information for non attending students.

To watch some Youtube video about manual printing process 

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 in Italia: dall’unità a oggi, Milano, Ed. Bibliografica, 2018

Assessment

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.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Students can take the exam studying the additional volumes for non attending students, too

Attendance

To watch some Youtube video about manual printing process 

Course books

In addition to the previous books: Marco Cursi, Le forme del libro. Dalla tavoletta cerata all'e-book, Bologna: Il mulino, 2016

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. 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.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Notes

Office hours for students are at Palazzo Albani.

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