Middlebury

ITAL0355A-S21

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.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22288
Subject Code:
ITAL
Course Number:
0355
Section Identifier:
A

Course

ITAL 0355

All Sections in Spring 2021

Spring 2021