Italian: Language, Literature, Culture (including courses in English)

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  • CAS LI 553: Petrarch and the Tradition of Love Poetry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LI 350 or CAS LI 351 or CAS LI 352.
    Petrarch's Canzoniere and earlier philosophical love poems in Italian. Study of later English, French, Spanish poems in the Petrarchan style. Bilingual texts available.
  • CAS LI 555: Dante's Hell
    A close reading of one text, Dante Alighieri's Inferno, with attention to its medieval contexts: philosophical, theological and historical. Analysis of the poetic means by which Dante represents both human evil and human hope. Bi-lingual text. Lectures and discussion in English. Also offered as CAS RN 555 and CAS XL 383.
  • CAS LI 556: Dante: The Divine Comedy II: Purgatorio and Paradiso
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LI 350 or CAS LI 351 or CAS LI 352.
    Focus on the literary, philosophical, and theological ideas Dante uses to represent his experience of himself and of human nature. Bi-lingual texts. Lectures and discussions in English. Also offered as CAS RN 556 and CAS XL 385.
  • CAS LI 590: Topics in Modern Italian Literature and Criticism
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LI 350 or CAS LI 351 or CAS LI 352; or completion of the Padua Italian Studies Program; or consent of instructor.
    Topic for Spring 2017: Romanticism & Revolution: the Poetry, Painting, and Music of Italy's Search for Nationhood, 1788-1861. Italian and non-Italian literature, painting, and music of the Risorgimento. Studying, among others, Alfieri, Verdi, Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, we examine Romantic ideas of revolution as Italy seeks independence and modern statehood. Taught in Italian.