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ITAL6777

Invention of New Aesthetic:

The Invention of a New Aesthetic: Petrarch and Petrarchism

The aim of the course is to analyze the poet logical, philosophical and theological traits of Petrarch’s poetry making, and to explore why it was codified in the form of an aesthetic ideology during the Renaissance. The focus of the course will be Petrarch’s Canzoniere, but we will also read the Renaissance interlocutors such as Pietro Bembo, Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa, Giovanni della Casa and others.

Required texts:

-Francesco Petrarca, Canzoniere. A cura di Marco Santagata. (Milano :Mondadori, 2004) ISBN 88-04-52376-X

-Lirici del Cinquecento. A cura di Luigi Baldacci. (Milano: Lampi di Stampa, 1999) ISBN 88-304-0282-6
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2009

ITAL6777A-L09 Lecture (Colilli)

Summer 2005

ITAL6777A-L05 Lecture (Colilli)