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Medieval Portuguese Literature

Code 12337
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Literaturas
Entry requirements Do not exist.
Mode of delivery Lessons of practical-theoretical nature.
Work placements It doesn't apply.
Learning outcomes Analyse Portuguese literature from medieval period.
By the end of the Semester, the student must be able to:
- recognize the main historical and cultural characteristics of the Middle Ages;
- identify the most important literary modes of medieval Portuguese literature;
- read, analyze and comment on different Portuguese medieval texts.
Syllabus 1. The Portuguese literature during the Middle Ages.
2. The Galician-Portuguese lyric.
2.1. "Cantigas de amigo", "de amor" and "escárnio e maldizer".
2.2. "Cantigas de Santa Maria".
3. The Portuguese medieval historiography: "Livros de Linhagens".
4. The medieval chronicles: the work of Fernão Lopes.
Main Bibliography Main bibliography:
D. Dinis – Cancioneiro, organização, prefácio e notas de Nuno Júdice, Lisboa, Teorema, 1997.
DIAS, Aida Fernanda, História crítica da Literatura Portuguesa, vol. I, A Idade Média, Lisboa / São Paulo, Verbo, 1998.
Lírica Profana Galego-Portuguesa. Corpus completo das cantigas medievais, com estudio biográfico, análise retórica e bibliografía específica, 2 vols., coord. de Mercedes Brea, Santiago de Compostela, C. I. L. L. Ramón Piñeiro, Xunta de Galicia, 1996.
LOPES, Fernão, Crónica de D. João I, vol. I., introd. de Humberto Baquero Moreno e pref. de António Sérgio, Barcelos / Porto, Civilização, 1991.
Poesia e Prosa Medievais, sel., introd. e notas de Maria Ema Tarracha Ferreira, Lisboa, Ulisseia, 1998.

All the other references will be recommended during the Semmester.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The methodologies used in the classroom are subject to exposure and content application classes, using New Technologies, whenever appropriate; by discussion and reflection on texts; and individual and group work.
The students will be evaluated periodically in two moments of the semester, through the accomplishment of two written tests, and of continuous form by their participation during the classes.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-12

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