Books to buy:
Sibilla Aleramo, A Woman
Paperback: University of California Press (March 16, 1983)
Edith Bruck, Who Loves You Like This
Paperback: Paul Dry Books (December 2000)
Amara Lakhous, Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio
Paperback: Europa Editions (September 30, 2008)
Michela Murgia, Accabadora
Paperback: Counterpoint (October 30, 2012)
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays
Paperback: Penguin Classics (February 1, 1996)
Leonardo Sciascia, The Day of the Owl
Paperback: NYRB Classics (September 30, 2003)
links to on-line texts:
Wed 17 Jan: Introductions
Fri 19 Jan: lecture: overview
Mon 22 Jan: lecture: backgrounds
Wed 24 Jan: notecard: Dante's Inferno: Cantos 1 through 5
Fri 26 Jan: crowdsource: Dante's Inferno
Mon 29 Jan: notecard: Dante's Inferno: Cantos 10, 15, 26, plus Canto 32 (line 124) through Canto 33 (line 78)
Wed 31 Jan: lecture: Dante
Fri 2 Feb: notecard: Dante's Purgatorio: Cantos 16 and 26; Dante's Paradiso: Cantos 26 and 33
Mon 5 Feb: notecard: Petrarch, letter to Dionisio da Borgo San Sepulcro
Wed 7 Feb: lecture: Petrarch
Fri 9 Feb: crowdsource: Petrarch
Mon 12 Feb: notecard: Boccaccio, Decameron: Introduction; Day 1, Novel 1
Wed 14 Feb: lecture: Boccaccio
Fri 16 Feb: notecard: Boccaccio, Decameron: Day 8, Novel 7; Day 10, Novel 10
Mon 19 Feb: crowdsource: Boccaccio, Decameron
Wed 21 Feb: lecture: Tasso
Fri 23 Feb: notecard: Tasso, Jerusalem Delivered (trans. Fairfax): Twelfth Book
Mon 26 Feb: notecard: Goldoni, The Beneficent Bear
Wed 28 Feb: review
Fri 2 March: midterm exam
Mon 5 March: lecture: Italy from the Renaissance to 1800
Wed 7 March: notecard: Manzoni, The Betrothed, chapters 1-8
Fri 9 March: NO CLASS MEETING
Mon 19 March: notecard: Verga, "La Lupa"
Wed 21 March: notecard: Verga, "Cavalleria Rusticana"
Fri 23 March: lecture: 19th-century Italy, history, language, politics
Mon 26 March: notecard: Aleramo, A Woman (first half, chapters 1-11, pages 3-107)
Wed 28 March: lecture: Visual Culture in Modern Italy
Fri 30 March: notecard: Aleramo, A Woman (second half, chapters 12-22, pages 108-219)
Mon 2 April: notecard: Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
Wed 4 April: crowdsource: 19th/20th-century Italian literature
Fri 6 April: NO CLASS MEETING
Mon 9 April: notecard: Sciascia, The Day of the Owl (first half, pages 9-65)
Wed 11 April: lecture: Sciascia
Fri 13 April: notecard: Sciascia, The Day of the Owl (second half, pages 65-120)
Mon 16 April: lecture: contemporaries
Wed 18 April: notecard: Bruck, Who Loves You Like This
Fri 20 April: crowdsource: postwar Italian literature
Mon 23 April: notecard: Murgia, Accabadora (first half, chapters 1-10, pages 1-91)
Wed 25 April: crowdsource: contemporary Italian literature
Fri 27 April: notecard: Murgia, Accabadora (second half, chapters 11-17, pages 93-174)
Mon 30 April: seminar
Wed 2 May: seminar
Fri 4 May: notecard: Lakhous, Clash of Civilizations
Wed 9 May: (0800-1030am) final exam (4337); final term papers due (4399)
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