Italian Literature I
Cod. ITLIT 201
Italian literature I: XIII -XVIII centuries
This course is an overview of the Italian literature from XIII to XVIII centuries. It is also designed as a preparatory course for those students
who wish to study Italian literature II. Through the study of samples of significant works of Italian literature, students will be trained to recognize the styles and genres of different literary movements which characterized those centuries. Furthermore, students will review influential passages and episodes from the Divine Comedy and they will explore Dante’s influence on writers such as Boccaccio, Petrarch, Machiavelli.
The course will also provide students with an insight into the Marinism with a focus on its founder Giambattista Marino.
4 weeks/ 60 lessons (each lesson: 45 minutes)
15 lessons per week/ 3 lessons a day from Monday to Friday
Number of credits: 3 credits
At the completion of this course, participants will:
- Have a clear understanding of the Italian literature from 13th century to 18th century
- Learn to know and appreciate the main Italian writers of the period of reference
- Learn to analyze literary texts and to compare different literary styles
- Develop critical thinking about literary works
Attendance (20%) Course Participation ( 5%), Assignments ( 4 short papers- 20%), Mid- Term Exam (15%), Oral Presentation (10%) Final Exam ( 30%)
Professors and Instructors: This course will be taught by Professors with MA or PHD in Italian Literary and Culture Studies.
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