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Sant'Anna Institute

Medieval Italian Literature I - Dante WL 325

3 credits (45 hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Dante Alighieri is the most important Italian poet, the father of Italian language and the principle figure of Medieval Literature in Europe.

This course will examine Dante’s Divine Comedy and some other minor works of his (i.e.“Vita Nuova” and “Convivio”). The course aim is to allow students to examine his internationally renowned literary texts in their original language.

Students will read excerpts from these works and engage in ahistorical, literary and rhetorical analysis of texts while determining techniques of poetic composition. Studentsare expected to actively participate and contribute to class discussion. They are also expected to do all the exercises assigned daily.

 

*Students must have earned at least 12 credits of Italian language as the course will be instructed in Italian.

 


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