ITAL203 - MASTERPIECES-ITALIAN LITERATURE: IN LOVE AND WAR

Section Description: 
This course surveys the history of Italian literature through its major masterpieces. Beginning with Dante's Divine Comedy, Petrarca's love poems, and Boccaccio's Decameron, we will follow the development of Italian literary tradition through the Renaissance (Machiavelli's political theory and Ariosto's epic poem), and then through Romanticism (Leopardi's lyric poetry and Manzoni's historical novel), up to the 20th century (from D'Annunzio's sensual poetry to Calvino's post-modern short stories). The course will provide students with the tools needed for analyzing the texts in terms of both form and content, and for framing them in their historical, cultural, and socio-political context. Classes and readings will be in Italian. ITAL 203 is mandatory for Minors in Italian Literature and Majors in Italian Literature. If necessary, ITAL 201 can be taken at the same time as ITAL 203. Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed ITAL 201 or equivalent. The course counts toward the Minor in Global Medieval Studies.
Instructors: 
DEL SOLDATO, EVA
Day and Time: 
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Section ID: 
ITAL203301
Title (text only): 
MASTERPIECES-ITALIAN LITERATURE: IN LOVE AND WAR
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2021A
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
203
Section Number Only: 
301
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL203