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ITAL 8846 To the Moon: A Portrait of Italian Romanticism (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The Romantic revolution in the first half of the nineteenth century had a lasting influence on art, literature, thought and society. Italy developed an original, although controversial Romantic movement: it was a fertile season of advanced artistic, philosophical and literary achievement. The Italian Romantics helped to shape the idea of a national identity and developed original works of narrative and poetry. The roots of modern Italian society lie in the accomplishments of the "three crowns" of Italian Romanticism, Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi and Alessandro Manzoni. Their works and European-wide legacy will be the focus of our seminar.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mattii Acetoso

Prerequisites: Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Italian


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13