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Winter Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Italian

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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Italian
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ITALIAN

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Italian.

ITALIAN 425. Italian Romanticism.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Commenting Leopardi's Canti

Instructor(s): Emilio Speciale (

Prerequisites: Italian 232. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Italian Romantic poet Giacomo Leopardi compiled an interesting, and even nowadays reprinted, commentary of Petrarch's Canzoniere. His main purpose was to explain the most difficult passages in a plain way, so to give access to Petrarch's poems to young students, women and foreigners. In this class, taught in Italian, we will try to adopt Leopardi's method to prepare a commentary of his Canti. We will try to understand "the letter" of the poems and write a basic commentary. We will make use of the new technologies, to annotate, via the web, the text of the poems, using programs already experimented by other universities. No sophisticated computer skills is required. The aim of the course is to prepare, in a laboratorial and experimental environment, a comprehensive and basic commentary to be published on the Internet. Students are required to actively participate in this effort. No presentations, mid-term or final papers: grades will be based on effective involvement.

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ITALIAN 433 / MEMS 439. Dante's Divine Comedy.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Sections 002, 003, 004 ONLY satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Tatiana Crivelli

Prerequisites: A knowledge of Italian is not required. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Knowledge of Italian is not required.

Open to concentrators and non-concentrators alike, this course is devoted to a reading of one of the monuments of Western literature, Dante's Divine Comedy. The poem will be read in all its three parts, Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, in facing-page translation in order to benefit those who know some Italian as well as those who do not. Attention will be paid therefore to the language of Dante's poetry, a revolution in its own right, to his manipulation of numerous sources of inspiration, both ancient and modern, and to the relevance of his issues to today's.

The format of the course will consist of lecture and discussion sections, for which students should enroll. Evaluation will be on the basis of class participation, exams, and essays.

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