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.
2x1hr seminar per week
1x 1500wd 1 presentation (25%), 1x 1500wd 1 research bibliography (25%), 1x 3000wd 1 final essay (40%), x class participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Italian Studies