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ITAL 8832 Heroism, Tragedy and Romance in Romantic Italy (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In his letter On Romanticism, the Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni described Italian Romanticism as moderate, nurtured by the Enlightenment and Neo-Classical order. This course probes Manzoni's claim, exploring key themes and aesthetic ideas of Italian Romanticism such as heroism, tragedy and romance, in the passage from the 18th to the 19th century. This course will discuss the work of several authors, such as Vittorio Alfieri, Ugo Foscolo, Alessandro Manzoni and others, and include different art forms, such as poetry and novels, as well as dramas and operas.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mattia Acetoso

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in Italian


Last Updated: 28-Sep-15