Survey Italian Lit & Culture
This course focuses on a number of authors who have embodied and shaped the literature and culture of Italy, from the Middle Ages until modern times. Students will analyze significant works by authors such as Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Marino, Manzoni, Leopardi, Verga, Pirandello, Ungaretti, Calvino. The readings will serve as a starting point for conversation and a basis for analyzing the authors' style and the historical context of their works. A central objective of the course is to enrich the study of literature and to improve the students’ ability to express themselves with accuracy and ease both in speaking and in writing. Therefore, the study of the texts will be carried out through oral and written exercises and activities.
Required Texts: PDF and additional material for the course will be provided by the instructor.