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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

ITAL 10.04 Divas in Italian Culture

This course will explore how divas – supremely skilled female singers - have been represented, imagined, and feared in Italian culture from the middle ages to the present day.  Our texts will include writings by and about divas, songs and opera librettos, videos of live musical performances, photographs, and paintings. Through this blend of scholarly and popular media, we will explore the cultural and social functions of the diva, as well as how divas themselves negotiate their careers in the public eye. Authors and composers will include Petrarch, Boccaccio, Isabella Andreini, Margherita Costa, Giambattista Marino, Claudio Monteverdi, Giuseppe Verdi.




Italian 8 or 9 or permission of instructor

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


Not offered in the period 17F through 19S