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ITALIAN 129: Introduction to Modern Italian Literature and Culture

Ancient, yet new; united, yet fractured; central, yet marginal; imperial subject, aspirant empire: what historical, political, and social dynamics have shaped the Italian nation over the course of the last two centuries? How do we make sense of this Italy - at once monolithic and multitudinous, longstanding and newborn? Through the study of literary, filmic, and musical works from the period of Italian unification to the turn of the 21st century, students will reflect on how artists, writers, cultural and political movements expressed, influenced, and encoded Italy¿s many, paradoxical modernities. The course is an introduction to modern Italian literature and culture and a continuation of the study of the Italian language. All class discussions, reading, and writing will be in Italian. Please do not hesitate to contact the instructor should you have doubts about your language level.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Gamble, A. (PI)

ITALIAN 157: From Saint Francis to San Francisco

This course focuses on the figure of Saint Francis and his impact on medieval literature and the contemporary world. The course will begin with extracts from several Franciscan biographies, analyzing the differences and the analogies. One of the main focuses will be on Francis' poverty and its relevance to Dante. More specifically, the course investigates how Comedy Dante's denunciations of avarice must be understood against the backdrop of the Franciscan virtue of poverty. Another focus will be the importance of Francis' contemplation of nature and how his legacy is crucial in today's world under the lenses of eco-theology. From Saint Francis to San Francisco will conclude by responding to a query inspired by a linguistic observation of American academia. In the USA, to identify Saint Augustine, they use only his first name, "Augustine," the same for Saint Thomas, who is identified as Aquinas. Yet, Saint Francis is Saint Francis, independent from the speaker's religious belief. This detail demonstrates Saint Francis¿ unique legacy and resonance in the modern era.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5

ITALIAN 189: Writing About Italy

Writing about various topics in Italian Studies. Topics based on student interests: current politics, economics, European affairs, or cultural and literary history, medieval to modern, in Italy. Intensive focus on writing. Students may write on their experience at Stanford in Florence. Fulfills the WIM requirement for Italian majors.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Harrison, R. (PI)

ITALIAN 199: Individual Work

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-12 | Repeatable for credit

ITALIAN 200: Italian Modernities: Lecture Series and Course (ITALIAN 300)

Lecture series and seminar on modern Italian literature, cinema, and culture. While we emphasize the 20th and 21st centuries, we will include medieval and renaissance topics also. We invite 3-6 speakers per year to address us about their recent work or work in progress, so as to get a better knowledge of very recent trends in the field of Italian studies, both in the US and abroad. Seminar meetings, when speakers are not invited, are for the following: (a) preparation and follow-up discussion of speakers' work; (b) presentation of students work in progress; (c) presentation of books reviews on recent work in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable 15 times (up to 30 units total)

ITALIAN 205: Songs of Love and War: Gender, Crusade, Politics (FEMGEN 205, FRENCH 205, FRENCH 305, ITALIAN 305)

The course examines the medieval love lyric tradition, including the troubadours, trouvères, and the Italian dolce stil nuovo. Focus on how to understand this tradition in the context of other non-Western lyric and its performative and material contexts such as manuscripts. Study of female lyrics, secondary readings on voice, lyric theory, and medieval textuality. Will be taught in English. FRENCH 205 fulfills DLCL 121: Performing in the Middle Ages core course.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-EDP, GER:EC-Gender
Instructors: Galvez, M. (PI)

ITALIAN 220: Madness, Magic, and Amor in L'Orlando Furioso (ITALIAN 320)

This class is an in-depth reading of the Italian epic poem L'Orlando Furioso, written by Ludovico Ariosto in the early sixteenth century. Errant knights, magic, and unpredictable adventures are just a few of the themes that characterize this unique poem. Ariosto's re-writing of classic medieval tropes will be central to our conversation. Taught in Italian.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Mollo, V. (PI)

ITALIAN 231: Leonardo's World: Science, Technology, and Art (ARTHIST 231, ARTHIST 431, HISTORY 231, HISTORY 331, ITALIAN 331)

Leonardo da Vinci is emblematic of creativity and innovation. His art is iconic, his inventions legendary. His understanding of nature, the human body, and machines made him a scientist and engineer as well as an artist. His fascination with drawing buildings made him an architect, at least on paper. This class explores the historical Leonardo, considering his interests and accomplishments as a product of the society of Renaissance Italy. Why did this world produce a Leonardo? Special attention will be given to interdisciplinary connections between religion, art, science, and technology.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI

ITALIAN 247: Fantasy, Fables, Fiction: Italo Calvino

We will read Italo Calvino¿s most widely recognized works [The Baron In The Trees, Invisible Cities, Cosmocomics, If on a Winter¿s Night a Traveler, to name a few]. Calvino was the most translated contemporary Italian author at the time of his death. This course will focus on the imaginative literary works that make Calvino such a unique author. Taught in English.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Mollo, V. (PI)

ITALIAN 265: Word and Image (ARTHIST 265A, ARTHIST 465A, COMPLIT 225, ITALIAN 365)

What impact do images have on our reading of a text? How do words influence our understanding of images or our reading of pictures? What makes a visual interpretation of written words or a verbal rendering of an image successful? These questions will guide our investigation of the manifold connections between words and images in this course on intermediality and the relations and interrelations between writing and art from classical antiquity to the present. Readings and discussions will include such topics as the life and afterlife in word and image of Ovid's "Metamorphoses," Dante's "Divine Comedy," Ludovico Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso," and John Milton's "Paradise Lost;" the writings and creative production of poet-artists Michelangelo Buonarroti, William Blake, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti; innovations in and correspondences between literature and art in the modern period, from symbolism in the nineteenth century through the flourishing of European avant-garde movements in the twentieth century.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: Prodan, S. (PI)
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