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FYSE1121

Representations of Urban Italy

Representations of Urban Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice
Rome, Florence, and Venice are central to the Western image of the city. With ancient Rome as a model, we will enrich our historical knowledge of the cities and their famous sites. We will explore how literature, urban planning, and the arts represent them. Genres to be explored (in English) include poetry and travel memoirs; literature and film of ancient Rome, including toga epics; contemporary novels and films (e.g., Michael Dibdin, Donna Leon; this year’s Oscar-winning The Great Beauty). Research projects will focus on the cities’ distinctive cuisines, and will include culinary practice. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW EUR HIS

Sections

Fall 2014

FYSE1121A-F14 Seminar (Zupan)

Fall 2012

FYSE1121A-F12 Seminar (Zupan)

Fall 2009

FYSE1121A-F09 Seminar (Zupan)

Fall 2008

FYSE1121A-F08 Seminar (Zupan)

Fall 2005

FYSE1121A-F05 Seminar (Zupan)