ITALIAN 305 - Introduction to the Study of Literature in Italian
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Now that you've learned some Italian, what can you do with it? Literature is a demonstration of what can be done with language. Your knowledge of a foreign language gives you a key into what gets lost when any discourse is translated. Building upon an elementary and intermediate knowledge of Italian, this course aims to provide students with tools and techniques of analysis in order to read Italian literature of all ages and all genres. Not meant to be a historical survey, short readings will nonetheless be drawn from the very beginnings of Italian literature (the "Sicilian" school of poetry), through the "three crowns" of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, the great Renaissance poets, Ariosto and Tasso, as well as classic short pieces by modern and contemporary authors. Students will learn how competing interpretations of literature are founded on the sort of close reading of texts that is the focal point of this course. In addition to discussions of literary works and their historical, philosophical, and imaginative concerns, there will be frequent opportunities for practice in oral delivery and written expression with attention to incremental acquisition of advanced grammatical structures, idiomatic expressions, and rhetorical flair. Short writing assignments, oral presentation, take-home midterm, and final paper.

ITALIAN 305 - Introduction to the Study of Literature in Italian
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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I doubt local bookstores will order this item, since it is foreign. You must have it and you can order it yourself from one of these websites: 
To save on shipping costs, you might want to combine orders with other classmates. Here is the current roster: 
KLANGEL Angeletti,Kayla Leanne 
JMCARIDI Caridi,Jason Michael 
EERIC Eaton,Eric Steven 
BDHOFF Hoffman,Brittany Drew  
ONEIANN O'Neill,Ann Kathleen 
VICOOL Patel,Vicool Vinodchandra 
MPLONSK Plonsker,Matthew Jordan 
TOCCOM Tocco,Maria Antonietta 
JVALENC Valencia,Julian Andres 
CVANKUIK Vankuiken,Catherine Lee 
ISAWEISS Weiss,Isabelle Marietta 
RSWHITE White,Rachel Sue 
WELEANOR Wild,Whitney Eleanor 
ALEWOOD Wood,Alexander Lamberti 
LIZZIEY Yarina,Elizabeth Reed 
AWZUCKER Zucker,Adam Wil 
A presto, 
Prof.ssa Cornish
ISBN: 9788855700962
Letteratura italiana per stran, Author: Balboni, Paolo, Publisher: Guerra 2009
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