ITAL-365 Chivalric Poetry in Italy
Offered academic year 2006-2007
From the comic to the sublime: the four great chivalric poems of Pulci, Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso. Class lectures and discussions will explore such issues as the poets' reliance on models from the French Carolingian and Breton cycles, the depiction of contemporary Italian society, escape to the heroic past, attitudes toward Humanism and the Renaissance, and the portrayal of women. All works will be read in English translation. Conducted in English. This course satisfies one of the two literature and writing requirements of the College.
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