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ITAL 3314 Literature and Business (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The course looks at businessmen as they are portrayed in short stories, plays, a novel, and films from the Middle Ages to the present. It takes as a premise the revolutionary nature of the businessman, and literature will serve as the microcosm to explore society's evolving ideas about business. Questions include the role of businessmen in urban development, the arts and philanthropy, business and meritocracy, reputation and the need for privacy/secrecy, price vs. value, the ambivalent symbolism of currency, the commodification of the human body ature, the anxiety of poverty and of wealth, and inherited vs. earned money.


Instructor(s): Laurie Shepard

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ENGL2206

Comments: Conducted in English
Elective for Italian major and minor.


Last Updated: 09-Jan-15