ITAL300 - TOPICS: ITALIAN CULTURE

Topics vary. Please check the department's website for course description. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/italians/courses
Section 302 - SEM
CANCELED
Section 303 - SEM
This course will explore the theme of love in Italian literature. Poems, short stories, and excerpts from treatises and novels will be analyzed thematically and stylistically to reveal all facets of love: as praise of the beauty of the beloved; intimate reflection upon the author’s self; cause of pain, madness, and even death; signal of the new values of a rising social class; intellectual or gnoseological experience. This topic opens an extraordinary path through the historical and philosophical development of Italian civilization as expressed in its literature from its thirteenth-century fathers - Dante, Petrarca, and Boccaccio - to the greatest nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors, from Leopardi to Montale and many others. This course is taught in Italian. Completion of Italian 201 or equivalent is a pre-requisite.
MW 0330PM-0500PM
MIRRA, ALESSANDRA
WILLIAMS HALL 3