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ITAL0355

Medieval/Ren. Italian Lit.

Love, Laughter, and Desire in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
Through a careful reading of excerpts from the literary masterpieces of the Italian Middle Ages and the Renaissance, we will explore artistic representations of some of the most enduring facets of human experience: love, humor, and desire. How do Medieval and Renaissance texts still communicate with our deepest feelings and emotions, and, in particular, with our perception of love and sexuality? From spiritual to carnal love, from Dante to Boccaccio, we will explore how Italians from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance wrote, talked, and laughed about their loves and desires. (ITAL 0354 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc. 2 hrs. screen.
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

ITAL0355A-S15 Lecture (Van Order)

Spring 2014

ITAL0355A-S14 Lecture (Mula)

Spring 2010

ITAL0355A-S10 Lecture (Barashkov)

Spring 2009

ITAL0355A-S09 Lecture (Mula)

Spring 2008

ITAL0355A-S08 Lecture (Van Order)

Spring 2007

ITAL0355A-S07 Lecture (Marini Maio)
ITAL0355Z-S07 Screening (Marini Maio)

Spring 2006

ITAL0355A-S06 Lecture (Van Order)

Spring 2005

ITAL0355A-S05 Lecture (Van Order)

Spring 2004

ITAL0355A-S04 Lecture (Skubikowski)