ITALIAN 475 - Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233.
Other Course Info:
F, W: Ann Arbor; Sp: Florence.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we will study the poetry of Petrarch and its influence on Italian poetics (and beyond). We will read the Canzoniere and discuss topics like the literary friendship between Boccaccio and Petrarch; Petrarch’s manipulation of previous poetic traditions, including the poetry of the troubadours and Dante’s Commedia; the manuscript tradition and the evolution of the Canzoniere; and the wide influence of Petrarchan poetics, from the Italian Cinquecento to rock and roll lyrics of the American 1960s and 70s.

Evaluations will be on the basis of active participation in class discussions, short response papers or compositions and a final exam.

ITALIAN 475 - Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio
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001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0253213177
The Canzoniere, or Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, Author: Petrarch, Publisher: Indiana University Press 1999
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