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Graduate Italian Courses

Below you will find the graduate Italian course descriptions. If you need to see the courses taught in the current semester, please click HERE.

ITAL 701 History of the Italian Language

ITAL 702 Italian Stylistics and Rhetoric

History of Italian rhetoric art and stylistics applied to literary text.

ITAL 711 Italian Literature from its Origins to 13th Century

ITAL 712 Dante’s Vita nuova and Inferno

Dante’s works in the political and intellectual context of Medieval Europe.

ITAL 713 Dante’s Purgatorio

Intensive study of the cantica’s background, symbolism, poetical significance and content.

ITAL 714 Dante’s Paradiso

A study of the Paradiso’s poetics, its theo-philosophical and cosmological content.

ITAL 715 Poetry and Humanism of Petrarch

ITAL 716 Boccaccio’s Decameron and Other Works

ITAL 720 Dante’s Prose Works

Literary, historical and philosophical analysis of Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia and Monarchia.

ITAL 721 Ariosto

Analysis of Orlando furioso, Satire and theatre.

ITAL 722 Machiavelli: Political Theorist and Moralist

Study of Istorie fiorentine, Lettere, Mandragola, Principe and Discorsi.

ITAL 725 Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata

Study of Tasso’s epic poem and related linguistic, historical and philosophical issues.

ITAL 726 Italian Theatre I – From Machiavelli to Alfieri

Study of Renaissance comedy, Commedia dell’arte, Goldoni, Alfieri.

ITAL 727 Italian Theatre II – From Manzoni to Contemporaries

Study of theatre from Risorgimento to D’Annunzio, Pirandello and contemporary playwrights.

ITAL 752 Art and Humanism of Manzoni

Study of the Promessi sposi and poetic, dramatic, and critical works.

ITAL 754 Carducci, D’Annunzio, Pascoli

Representative poetic, dramatic and narrative works.

ITAL 755 Leopardi

Study of poetry and prose. Art of Leopardi in Italian and European context.

ITAL 760 Independent Research in Italian Literature

ITAL 763 Modern Italian Novel From Verga’s I Malavoglia to Novels of Moravia

Novel and modern Italian society; novel as art form in the 20th century.

ITAL 764 Modern Italian Poetry

From Pascoli to the present. Particular attention to Ungaretti, Montale, Quasimodo, and Spaziani.

ITAL 765 Croce and His Contemporaries

Study of impact of Croce and his contemporaries on Italian literature, philosophy, and theory of history.

ITAL 793.00 Special Topics in Italian Literature

ITAL 799 Thesis Seminar

Individual research under guidance of faculty member. To be taken concurrently with preparation of master’s essay. 3 cr

Italian courses offered only if student demand is sufficient:

ITAL 710 Dante’s Inferno

ITAL 723 Poets, Philosophers, Historians and

Scientists of the Baroque

ITAL 724 Lorenzo de’ Medici and His Circle

ITAL 751 Pre-Risorgimento Period

ITAL 753 Foscolo and Leopardi

ITAL 756 Neoclassical Tradition from Parini to D’Annunzio

ITAL 762 Italian Novel and Theatre Since 1900

ITAL 791 Studies in History of Italian Theatre