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ITAL 5507 Impossible Love in Italian Literature (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Through the analysis of "impossible love" in selected works by Foscolo, Leopardi, Verga, D'Annunzio, Tozzi, and Gozzano, the cultural and intellectual forces underlying the protagonists' drama will be examined. We will also examine literary genres and the modes of expression chosen by the authors in order to understand better their originality and the literary trends within which they worked. The shifting dynamic of adverse forces in love relationships as presented in the texts analyzed in class will also be discussed in comparison to selected video-stories situated in diverse cultural periods.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rena A. Lamparska

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in Italian
Required for Major. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.


Last Updated: 06-Mar-14