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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

ITAL 23 Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture

This course explores the transformations that marked Italian literature and arts over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, from the Baroque culture of crisis and change to the Enlightenment's reassessment of earlier forms of knowledge and representation. Specific topics will vary for each offering; themes may include the poetics of the marvelous, popular culture, the nuova scienza, evolving gender identities, the dialogues among the arts, the "cult of reason," and the relevance of both Baroque and Enlightenment categories to post-modernity. Emphasis is on the fundamental interdisciplinarity of this period’s culture and on its formal innovations in genres including the fairy tale, travel literature, the commedia dell'arte, the novel, and the opera. Authors and artists may include Basile, Marino, Galileo, Tarabotti, Isabella Andreini, Monteverdi, Bernini, Caravaggio, and Goldoni.




ITAL 10, or permission of the 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.