ITAL 5511 Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi (Spring: 3 )
A critical reading of Alessandro Manzoni's nineteenth-century novel, I Promessi Sposi, the fascinating story of simple but star-crossed peasant lovers seen against the turbulent historical backdrop of the Spanish domination of seventeenth-century Lombardy. Universally acclaimed as the greatest and most important novel of Italian literature as well as one of the foundational texts of post-unification Italian national identity, the novel will be analyzed from a multiplicity of interdisciplinary perspectives (literary, political, theological, psychological, etc.). Accompanying our reading of the text will be a study of the two film versions of the novel produced in the 1940's and 1960's.
Instructor(s): Franco Mormando
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