Inventing Italian Literature: Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca
This course examines the origins of Italian literature in the late Middle Ages, with a particular focus on love. Course topics include human and divine love, beauty, and the role of the eyes in gazing and contemplation. We will read selections from Dante's "Vita Nuova" and "Divina Commedia;" Petrarca's "Canzoniere;" and Boccaccio's "Decameron."Taught in Italian. Recommended: ITALLANG 22A or equivalent level of proficiency.