French and Italian | Masterpieces of Italian Literature I
M307 | 16953 | Scalabrini, Massimo

The focus of this course is the literature of Medieval and
Renaissance Italy. Its goal is to read some of Italy’s most
representative works, to understand them in their diverse historical
contexts, and to develop a critical approach to literary texts.
Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Guicciardini will be
among the authors considered. Students will write short essays
during the term, participate in an oral presentation, and take a
final exam. The class will be conducted in Italian. A reader will be