Italian Literature: 1200-1860 (ITLN3691)


This unit deals with the literary cultures of Italy before it became a unified state. It analyses regional diversity while emphasising linguistic similarities. It addresses the paradox of a unique cultural and artistic civilization paralleled by a dramatically fragmented political system. Through analysis of influential texts and images in their historical context, students will gain a sound knowledge of major figures, works, and movements of one of the richest intellectual traditions in the world.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1xTutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd Essay (20%), 1x3000wd Essay (40%), Tutorial participation (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ITLN1612 or ITLN2611 or ITLN2612 or ITLN2631 or ITLN2632 or ITLN3611 or ITLN3612 or ITLN3631



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.