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Undergraduate courses in Italian Literature

ITALLIT 127. Inventing Italian Literature: Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca

The origins of Italian literature. Poetry such as 13th-century love lyrics, Dante's Vita Nuova, and Petrarca's Canzoniere; prose such as stories from Boccaccio's Decameron. Prerequisite: ITALLANG 22A or equivalent. GER:DB-Hum, WIM

4 units, Aut (Webb, H)

ITALLIT 128. The Italian Renaissance and the Path to Modernity

The literature, art, and history of the Renaissance and beyond. Readings from the 15th through 18th centuries include Moderata Fonte, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Tasso, Galileo, and Goldoni. Prerequisite: ITALLANG 22A or equivalent. GER:DB-Hum, WIM

4 units, Win (Ferri, S)

ITALLIT 129. Modern Italian History and Literature

The history of the Italian nation and national literary identity in the 19th and 20th centuries. The relationship between literary texts and their historical context from the Risorgimento to the Resistance. Focus is on the romantic lyric, futurism, fascism, and the changing status of women. Authors include Foscolo, Leopardi, D'Annunzio, Aleramo, Marinetti, Pirandello, Ungaretti, and Montale. Prerequisite: ITALLANG 22A or equivalent. GER:DB-Hum, WIM

4 units, Spr (Springer, C)

ITALLIT 189A. Honors Research

Senior honors students enroll for 5 units in Winter while writing the honors thesis, and may enroll in 189B for 2 units in Spring while revising the thesis. Prerequisite: DLCL 189.

5 units, Win (Staff)

ITALLIT 189B. Honors Research

Open to juniors with consent of adviser while drafting honors proposal. Open to senior honors students while revising honors thesis. Prerequisites for seniors: 189A, DLCL 189.

2 units, Spr (Staff)

ITALLIT 199. Individual Work

1-12 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff)

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