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ITAL 5511 Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

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.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franco Mormando

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in Italian. Elective for Italian major or minor. Admitted by consent of instructor or completion of ITAL2214 (CCR II)

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17