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ITAL 27.01 Animals and Animality in Modern Italian Literature and Thought

With the modernization of their country, Italian authors have been increasingly interested in animals, using representations of non-human creatures to reflect upon themselves and their changing relationships with the environment. This course focuses on modern Italian literary and philosophical texts (from Leopardi’s Operette Morali to Agamben’s L’aperto) which strongly feature non-human animals and animality, in order to explore how modern Italian culture offers an original contribution to the re-thinking of the limits of anthropocentric humanism.


Italian 10 or permisssion of the instructor

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W


Not offered in the period 17F through 19S