Epoche II: Medioevo-Rinascimen

Epoche della letteratura italiana II: introduzione al Medioevo e al Rinascimento
While continuing to develop critical and analytical skills through a careful reading of excerpts from the literary masterpieces of the Italian Middle Ages and the Renaissance, students will explore the artisitc representations of one of the most enduring facets of human experience: love. Love in all its nuances, as spritual ecstasy, volatile emotion, intellectual construction, erotic drive, insane passion, and comic interaction, has in fact dominated Italian literature and culture for centuries. Why has Italian culture produced such conflicting representations of love? How do Medieval and Renaissance texts still communicate with our deepest feelings and emotions, and, in particular, with our perception of love and sexuality? Through selective readings of Medieval prose and poetry by Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch, and of Renaissance works by Machiavelli, Ariosto, and Tasso, this course will address and discuss these questions. The analysis of films by such directors as Pasolini, Fellini, Ronconi, Benigni, and Almodovar, and of works by such artists as Vasari, Botticelli, Palma, Tiziano, and Veronese will supplement the readings. Other mixed media will offer some input for the analysis of the popular perception of Medieval and Renaissance texts and related themes. (ITAL 0354 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc. 2 hrs. screen.
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ITAL 0355

All Sections in Spring 2010

Spring 2010

ITAL0355A-S10 Lecture (Barashkov)