French and Italian | Masterpieces of Italian Literature I
M307 | 5911 | Prof. H. Wayne Storey


Study of texts and movements in their historical contexts from Dante's
Florence 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: Dante's Inferno, Boccaccio's
Decameron, Petrarca's Canzoniere, Ariosto's
Orlando, Machiavelli's rincipe, Franco's Lettere
and Stampa's Rime. Taught in Italian.