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ITAL6632

Artist-Writer Ital Renaissance

Artist-Writers of the Italian Renaissance

The course aims to deepen your knowledge regarding the rapport of artistic culture through the literary works of three grand artist-writers: Michelangelo Buonarroti, Benvenuto Cellini, and Giorgio Vasari. During the cultural height of the first half of the 1500s, these artist-writers shared presuppositions that restored reason to the fundamental experience of writing, occupying a prominent position also in the field of literary history through three diverse genres: lyric poetry, autobiographical prose, and artistic historiography.

Required texts: Gino Tellini, Letteratura italiana. Un metodo di studio, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2011, ISBN 978-88-00-74071-5.
Additional reading materials will be provided by the instructor.
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc Literature

Sections

Summer 2013

ITAL6632A-L13 Lecture (Tellini)