Jul 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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ITLT 050 - (LT) Writing Women in Early Modern Italy

Semester Hours: 3
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Students are introduced to the classics of early modern Italian literature (Ariosto, Boccaccio, Castiglione, Machiavelli, Tasso, et al.) under the unifying perspective of how these authors constructed a dialogue about the nature and status of women. With this critical orientation, woman as subject and object of representation emerges as the focus of an intertextual conversation among authors both male and female. Boccaccio’s Famous Women is read in conjunction with Fonte’s The Worth of Women, the courtier with the courtesan, the recognized masters of pastoral, epic and comedy with lesser known examples by Campiglia and Andreini. Representations of women in painting and sculpture, early modern female artists, and cinematic representations of Franco and Gentileschi are also considered.





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