Intensive reading and analysis of the major works of representative Italian writers and study of main literary movements in Italian literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Given in Italian.
Course will be offered approximately every three semesters. Not offered on a regular basis.
*Fall 2022* Autunno 2022
Prof. T. Peterson
This survey course in Italian literature and culture focuses on the period 1800-1950. The readings in the course anthology are taken from the best known works of canonical authors from the periods of Romanticism, the Risorgimento and Post-Risorgimento, and the Twentieth Century. The supporting material in De Rienzo’s Breve storia della letteratura italiana will reinforce what is stated in lecture about the authors in the anthology. Our goal is a broad and integrated understanding of Italian literary history in context; in addition to learning specific characteristics of the individual authors and texts, students will acquire a general knowledge of the ‘language’of Italian literature, including terminologies of genre and style, modes of narration, literary periodization and rhetorical figures.