Love in Italian Culture (ITLN3695)


What is love? Italian authors throughout the centuries have provided many different interpretations. Drawing upon major works of Italian literature, this unit will explore a range of texts from the Middle Ages through to the 19th century that deal with love, its cultural and social contexts. The texts will be considered within the context of the visual culture of the time. This unit will be taught in English.

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Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week


1x1000wd research bibliography (10%), 1x3500wd research essay (30%), 2x250wd short answer tests (30%),1x1000wd class presentation (15%), class participation (15%)

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Unit of study rules


Prerequisite: 6 Senior credit points in at least one of the following: European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies, Asian Studies, English, History, Art History and Film Studies, Philosophy, Studies in Religion

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