Students will also learn the techniques of poetry and close reading. To this end, it will examine representative novels and historical analyses that deliberately cross boundaries presumed to define literature and history. Significant class time will be devoted to critical writing and to speaking about literature.
Language Course Enrollment Students are advised to consult the Department of Italian Web site in advance of the registration period. Enrollment is limited and the attendance policy is strict.
Placement Test Students who have taken courses in Italian elsewhere whether in high school, college, or bothbut not at Columbia, must take the Italian Placement Test before registering for any Italian course.
The placement examination is given in the department the week before classes begin. The dates are available in the departmental office, Hamilton, and on the department's Web site.
The results are made known to the student before the start of classes. Language Resource Center The Language Resource Center, located in IAB Extension, provides intensive practice in pronunciation, diction, and aural comprehension of some 25 modern languages.
Exercises are closely coordinated with classroom work. Coordinated tape programs are available and mandatory for students registered in elementary Italian language courses; they are available and optional in intermediate Italian language courses. Taped exercises in pronunciation and intonation, as well as tapes of selected literary works, are also available to all students in Italian.
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Introduction to bibliographic resources and their organization in both printed and electronic formats that are fundamental to advanced research. May be repeated for credit; content varies. Not offered during academic year. Developments and trends from the Duecento to our time; in-depth textual analysis of representative texts.
The external history and internal development of the Italian language from its origins to the present.
The seminar offers an interdisciplinary analysis of several travellogues to the Middle East and beyond, written in Italian between the 13th and the 17th century. Using this approach, perspective, and secondary readings from the field of literary criticism and textual bibliography - and with the addition of many interdisciplianry readings - we will discuss the role of Italy and the Italian language in the making of a transnational literary genre.
The main focus of this seminar is the analysis and the discussion of a specific Renaissance literary genre.
The turcica were texts on the Turks and the Ottoman Empire written approximately between the Conquest of Constantinople and the battle of Vienna The genre includes military reports, histories, and genealogies of the Ottoman empire, ethnographic accounts and polemical pamphlets.
Through an in-depth analysis of primary source, we will discuss the role of the Ottoman Empire in the self-definition of European identity, with a particular interest in the Italian historians and orientalists. PDFs or photocopies of the texts will be distributed one week before each class meeting so that students may prepare them for discussion.
Stendhal, Sciascia and microhistory. Between and Leonardo Sciascia and Italian micro historians reflected extensively on the relation between history and fiction. How did they relate with 19th-century historical fiction? How did they use fiction and non-fiction as hermeneutical tools to understand Italian past, and especially Early Modern Italy?
And what did Sciascia find in Natalie Zemon Davis' books? Why should we return to these texts while leading historians are going against micro history?
Are micro history and global history compatible? We will probe these questions of large import for both literary historians and historians through an examination of historical non-fictions many Sciascia's inchiesteand the masterpieces of Italian and American micro history.
Topics include popular culture, the Inquisition, the role of justice in Italian culture, popular culture and philology, and the relation between 16th-century Italy and the global world.
Tasso as a poet and literary theorist through an analysis of Rinaldo, Aminta and Gerusalemme Liberata and discussion of Dialoghi.Mediterranean: Essays by Vincenzo Consolo.
Toronto: chard N (eds) Reading and Writing the Mediterranean: Essays by Vincenzo Consolo. Toronto: University of. Reading & Writing the Mediterranean|Vincenzo Consolo is counted by many critics among the most significant voices in contemporary world literature.
The penultimate essay, by Jennifer Burns, discusses the literature of migrants to Italy, focusing on questions of identity, memory, mobility and language, while the final contribution, by Gillian Ania, is a study of apocalypse and dystopia in contemporary writing, looking at novels by Vassalli, Capriolo, Avoledo and Pispisa.
Lollini, Massimo, (Italian Studies in Southern Africa, ) "Scrittura obbediente e mistica tridentina in Veronica Giuliani" This article studies the relationships between mysticism and autobiography in the works of Veronica Giuliani and in the context of Baroque religion and culture.
Entertaining, erudite, enigmatic, and encyclopedic, Foucault ’s Pendulum (chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Books of ) proves a more than worthy successor to.
Italy, Spain, and the New World (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, ; and the other with Norma Bouchard, Reading and Writing the Mediterranean: Essays by Vincenzo Consolo (Toronto UP, ).