Graduate Italian Courses
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