Italian authors throughout the centuries have provided many different views and interpretations of passions. 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 passions and their literary, cultural and political contexts. The texts will be considered within the context of the visual culture of the time.
2x1hr seminar per week
1x15mins presentation (25%), 1x1500wd research bibliography (25%), 1x3000wd essay (40%), 1x participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Italian Studies or ITLN2611 or ITLN2631