ITAL 6625

Italian Romantic Literature

The course will focus on the three major figures of Italian Romantic literature: Ugo Foscolo, Alessandro Manzoni, and Giacomo Leopardi. Texts will include the most important works by the three writers: Foscolo’s long poem Dei Sepolcri and the epistolary novel Ultime Lettere di Jacopo Ortis, Manzoni’s historical novel I Promeessi Sposi, and Leopardi’s poems in the collection Canti and his dialogues Operette morali. Although the three authors are not Tuscan, let alone Florentine, they all forged their main works referring to Tuscan and Florentine landscape and history (especially Foscolo) and language (especially Manzoni, to a lesser extent Leopardi).

Required Text:
Ugo Foscolo, Ultime Lettere di Jacopo Ortis, Milano: Garzanti, 1974 (27a edizione: 2011) ISBN 9788811360926
Alessandro Manzoni, I promessi sposi, Milano: Garzanti, 1966 (35a edizione: 2014) ISBN 9788811810100
Giacomo Leopardi, Canti, Milano: Garzanti, 1975 (25a edizione 2012) ISBN 9788811361022
Giacomo Leopardi, Operette morali, Milano: Garzanti, 1984 (17a edizione 2011) ISBN 9788811363040
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 3 Week Session I

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

ITAL6625A-L15 Lecture (Livorni)