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.

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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


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



Additional Information

This unit is strongly recommended for intending Exchange students.

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