Faculty of Arts


ITALIAN 710

Boccaccio and Petrarca


Description

This course is an introduction to Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio, the two fourteenth century authors who, along with Dante Alighieri, laid the foundation of Italian literature. In particular we will study the Canzoniere by Petrarca, a collection of poems that became the model for European lyricism until the Romantic period and the Decameron by Boccaccio, a collection of 100 tales which founded the short story genre in European literature. The course sets Boccaccio’s stories and Petrarca’s poems into the philosophical, literary, economic and social context of the European fourteenth century culture.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Franco Manai

Points

ITALIAN 710: 30.0 points

Restrictions

ITALIAN 303


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