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


1x3000wd final essay (40%), 1x1500wd class test (25%), 1xpresentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (25%), class participation (10%)

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