Italian Studies

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2021

ITST231 Introduction to Italian Culture I: From the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period Sections

The shift from the Medieval to the Early Modern worldview, explored through some of the major representatives of the verbal and visual arts, from Dante to Machiavelli, from Giotto to Leonardo.

A thematic approach to Italian literary works considered in a broad cultural context that ranges from the origins to the sixteenth century. Taught in English. Offered every year. Precludes credit for ITAL 303 (taught in Italian).
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Winter 2021
No ITST course(s) were found for W2021 term.
Winter 2021
No ITST course(s) were found for W2021 term.
Winter 2021

ITST415 Topics in the Italian Literature and Culture of the Renaissance in Translation Sections

Masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance in literature and the other arts. Authors and artists studied range from Pico to Ariosto and Machiavelli, from Botticelli to Leonardo and Michelangelo. Precludes credit for ITAL 405.

This course will alternate with Italian Studies 432 (Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Translation). For material to be covered in any given year, consult the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Precludes credit for ITST 405, which may also count toward Medieval Studies.
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Courses Offered in Other Terms

ITST231

A thematic approach to Italian literary works considered in a broad cultural context that ranges from the origins to the sixteenth century. Taught in English. Offered every year. Precludes credit for ITAL 303 (taught in Italian).

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ITST413

A close reading of Dante’s masterpiece, along with excerpts from some of his other works: Vita Nuova, Convivio, Monarchia, Epistles. Precludes credit for ITAL 403 (taught in Italian) which may also count toward Medieval Studies. Offered every yea

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ITST414

Italian literature of the Middle Ages in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Dante and his contemporaries and/or immediate followers (may include Petrarch and Boccaccio). Precludes credit for ITAL 404.

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ITST415

This course will alternate with Italian Studies 432 (Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Translation). For material to be covered in any given year, consult the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Precludes credit for ITST 405, which may also count toward Medieval Studies.

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Winter 2021

ITST110 "Made in Italy" Sections

Where do Italy's glamour, lifestyle, traditions come from? This course introduces Italy's multifaceted ways of being and the cultural creations of the peninsula in their context.

ITST231 Introduction to Italian Culture I: From the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period Sections

The shift from the Medieval to the Early Modern worldview, explored through some of the major representatives of the verbal and visual arts, from Dante to Machiavelli, from Giotto to Leonardo.

ITST232 Introduction to Italian Culture II: From the Modern to the Post-Colonial Age Sections

The debate around nation vs. empire vs. republic, from the Napoleonic age to our days, as captured in Italy's microcosm, condensing and often anticipating issues that have later become global.

ITST234 Introduction to Italian Cinema Sections

A thematic course surveying major classics of Italian cinema, emphasizing their historical, political, social, philosophical and technical contexts.

ITST333 Masterpieces of the Novella in Italian Literature Sections

A study of the genre of the novella as an expression of social and political contexts within and across cultures from its inception in feudal times to the post-modern age.

ITST380 Italian Food Cultures Sections

Analyses of Italian or Italian-style foodways and the role they play in articulating larger cultural issues.

ITST415 Topics in the Italian Literature and Culture of the Renaissance in Translation Sections

Masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance in literature and the other arts. Authors and artists studied range from Pico to Ariosto and Machiavelli, from Botticelli to Leonardo and Michelangelo. Precludes credit for ITAL 405.

ITST419 Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture in Translation Sections

Italian literature of the 20th century in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Precludes credit for ITAL 409.