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ITA 435 Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Romantics: Italian Literature and Society from the Baroque to Risorgimento (1600-1850) (3 credits)

The course aspires to provide an understanding of the culture of Baroque, Enlightenment and Risorgimento Italy and of its influence on contemporary Italian culture (especially as regards definition of concepts of gender, language and national identity). It considers a variety of genres—novels, poems, essays and plays—in the context of ideological and cultural currents. Audio-visual materials (videos, movies, cd roms) will be used and a variety of subtexts and interdisciplinary relationships will be explored, especially with history, art and philosophy. Conducted in Italian.

Prerequisite ITA 301-302 or permission of the instructor Satisfies the GER/GEP Art/Literature requirement.