ITALIAN 250 - Undergraduate Seminar in Italian Studies
Section: 001 Boccaccio
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first- and second- year students. No knowledge of Italian language required.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class focuses on a reading of Boccaccio’s Decameron, sometimes described as a “dirty” book set against a backdrop of disaster, but which claims to be the record of 100 tales told by ten young men and women during three weeks at the height of the Black Plague in Florence in 1348. We address the plague itself, the mercantile and banking boom it interrupted, the crucial importance of rhetorical skill in society, the ambitions of lowbrow literature in tension with the elite pretensions of nascent humanism, and Boccaccio’s anxiety between the model of Dante and that of Petrarch.

ITALIAN 250 - Undergraduate Seminar in Italian Studies
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