French And Italian | Masterpieces of Italian Literature I
M307 | 2568 | Storey

Study of texts and artistic movements in their historical contexts from the
Sicilian court of Federico II to Parini's Milano, with an emphasis on the
notions of the place and politics in which representative works we shall study
were written and read. The course is designed to achieve a reading competency
in the diverse styles and historical contexts of representative works from the
first centuries of Italian literature through careful readings of selected
passages. Readings will include selections from, among others: the Siciliani,
Guittone, Cavalcanti,Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio, Boccaccio's
Decameron, Petrarca's Rime, Boiardo's Orlando,
Ariosto's Orlando, Machiavelli's Principe, Castiglione's
Cortegiano, Franco's Lettere, Stampa's Rime, entries from
the Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca, Goldoni's
Locandiera, and Parini's Giorno. Prerequisite: Prerequisite:
FRIT M250; fulfills AHLA and CSA requirements.