French and Italian | Masterpieces of Italian Literature I
M307 | 2699 | Storey


Study of texts and movements in their historical contexts from the
Sicilian court of Federico II to Veronica Franco's 16th-century
Venice, with an emphasis on the notions of the place and politics in
which representative works 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, Boccaccio's
Decameron, Petrarca's Rime, Ariosto's Orlando,
Machiavelli's Principe, Franco's Lettere and Stampa's
Rime. Fulfills Culture Studies requirement and Arts and
Humanities: Literature and the Arts requirement. Taught in Italian.