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  Italian Literature - LoveToKnow 1911
On the whole the Italian novels of the 13th century have little originality, and are only a faint reflection of the very rich legendary literature of France.
The Italian work which principally made Boccaccio famous was the Decamerone, a collection of a hundred novels, related by a party of men and women, who had retired to a villa near Florence to escape from the plague in 1348.
of the Italians, the lack of strong passions and vigorous of the servant, of the waiting-maid; and the argument was often the same.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Italian_Literature   (18376 words)

  
 Italian Literature
The Italians naturally regarded the language and traditions of Rome as their own, and still clung to the use of Latin while a vernacular literature was already flourishing in France and Provence.
The most important Italian historical work of the fifteenth century is the "Storia di Milano" of Bernardino Corio (1459-1510), of special value for its minute and vivid picture of the reigns of the dukes of the Sforza family.
Political considerations colour most of the literature of the middle of the century, whether it be the historical writings of Cesare Balbo (1789-1853), the satirical and patriotic poems of Giuseppe Giusti (1809-50), the revolutionary lyrics of Gabriele Rossetti (1783-1854), the tragedies of Giovanbattista Niccolini (1782-1861), or the once admired romances of Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (1804-73).
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/i/italian_literature.html   (5847 words)

  
 Italian literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Italian literature is literature written in the Italian language, particularly by citizens of Italy.
Italian prose of the 13th century was as abundant and varied as its poetry.
The historians of Italian literature are in doubt whether Tasso should be placed in the period of the highest development of the Renaissance, or whether he should form a period by himself, intermediate between that and the one following.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italian_literature   (12396 words)

  
 Italian Literature - MSN Encarta
Italian literature is literature written in the Italian language, particularly within Italy.
The earliest poetry written in Italian was that of the Sicilian school connected with the German Hohenstaufen court of the Italian-speaking Holy Roman emperor Frederick II and his son Manfred.
He was one of the founders of Italian literature through his use of the vernacular for some of his greatest works.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563851/Italian_Literature.html   (1031 words)

  
 Italian Literature - MSN Encarta
In addition to those who wrote in Latin, a number of the early Italian poets wrote in French or in Proven├žal, and borrowed most of their verse forms and literary themes from foreign sources.
The earliest poetry written in Italian was that of the Sicilian school connected with the German Hohenstaufen court of the Italian-speaking Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and his son Manfred.
He was one of the founders of the Italian literary language through his use of the vernacular for some of his greatest works.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563851/Italian_Literature.html   (1042 words)

  
 Italian literature. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
The great masterpiece of Italian Renaissance poetry is Ariosto’s Orlando furioso (1516, rev. 1521 and 1532), in which varied and improbable adventures are worked into an aesthetic whole.
The outstanding Italian representatives of the Enlightenment were Carlo Goldoni, whose comedies of character drew upon contemporary life, Vittorio Alfieri, whose classical tragedies exalted freedom, and Giuseppe Parini, whose satirical poetry attacked the social abuses of the privileged.
Francesco De Sanctis, literary critic and historian, laid the theoretical and aesthetic foundations of modern Italian criticism, later elaborated by the philosopher Benedetto Croce.
www.bartleby.com /65/it/ItalLit.html   (1218 words)

  
 ITALIAN
Italian culture from the 1980s to the present, with discussion of major events of the period and readings from fiction, political manifestos, song lyrics, etc. Emphasis on recent linguistic developments, changed role of women, meaning of multiculturalism in Italy, and the spread of global culture.
ITAL 413 Literature of the Renaissance: Quattrocento (5) VLPA
ITAL 414 Literature of the Renaissance: Cinquecento (5) VLPA
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/italian.html   (1366 words)

  
 Georgetown University - Department of Italian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Among the topics that will be discussed are the differences between standard Italian, popular Italian and dialects; the presence of dialects in literature, film, and everyday life; the characteristics of varieties such as the juvenile slang, the language of the media, the language of advertising; and the role of gestures in communication among Italians.
This course is devoted to the Italian gaze at other cultures, to the different strategies of representations adopted by Italian authors in their writings about other cultures, and to the ideologies that accompany such discourse, in specific contexts and epochs.
Italian narrative from Capuana to Verga and De Roberto to the "realistic" output of D'Annunzio and Pirandello.
www.georgetown.edu /users/pietragh/italian/pages/courses.htm   (3357 words)

  
 BU Libraries | Research Guides | Italian Language and Literature
The author gives a brief overview of a topic or the state of a field, and then follows the essay with a detailed bibliography; examples are "La Questione della lingua," "Neoclassicismo," and "Dante." A short glossary and detailed table of contents are found in the back of the volume.
An introduction and annotated bibliography to the Italian language, this volume covers generalities, the history of the language, and a brief look at dialects.
This one-volume source, containing 400 signed entries, is meant to present Italian literature "from a contemporary perspective" and as it relates to other literatures and cultures.
www.bu.edu /library/guides/italian.html   (1753 words)

  
 Italian Literature
The Latin language was tenacious in Italy, and the elaboration of the Italian language was very slow, being preceded by two periods of Italian literature in foreign and French languages.
On the whole the Italian novels of the 13th century have little originality, and are a faint reflection of the very rich legendary literature of France.
The historians of italian literature are in doubt whether Tasso should be placed in the period of the highest development of the Renaissance, or whether he should form a period by himself, intermediate between that and the one following.
www.university-world.com /italian/italian_literature.html   (17854 words)

  
 Department of Italian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the threshold of the twenty-first century, Italian studies provide a way of reaffirming the principle underlying all humanistic studies: namely, a critical evaluation of theories and historical trends with an eye toward shaping the future.
The Department offers an array of courses in Italian subjects taught in English: Italian 42A and 42B (on the history of Italian culture), Italian 46 (on Italian Cinema and Culture), and Italian 50A and 50B (on major trends in Italian literature).
Italian majors with an overall grade-point average of 3.25, and a 3.5 GPA or better in Italian, are eligible to participate in the honors program.
www.italian.ucla.edu /programs/undergrad.html   (957 words)

  
 Italian Literature
The rise of a literature, both written and spoken, in the vernacular began in the 13th century; a period of great political and civil revival in the Italian cities and a lively renaissance in art and culture after the difficult centuries following barbarian domination.
The first Italian poetry written with literary pretensions emerged, and flourished in Sicily at the Court of the Emperor Frederick II, starting from around 1220 and inspired by the Provencal love lyrics.
Dante's major work, and the greatest in Italian literature is the "Divine Comedy": a complex and highly poetic work treating a vast subject.
www.italianlanguageguide.com /italian/culture/literature   (659 words)

  
 Italian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An exploration of the Italian comic tradition in literature, drama, and cinema as it extends form Boccaccio and Machiavelli to such contemporary figures as Dario Fo and Umberto Eco, with special emphasis on film, namely the formation of the genre identified as "commedia all'italiana" and its redefinition by the "New Italian Comedy," its postmodernist sequel.
A study of the Italian fairy tale from its oral folk origins ot the first literary examples, viewed from a variety of critical approaches including the formalist, folkloric and psychoanalytic.
An interdisciplinary study of Italian culture from the years of Unification (1860) to the outbreak of World War I. Readings are drawn from various social science disciplines plus fictional and narrative sources.
www.gs.columbia.edu /bulletin_courses/descriptions/Italian.html   (1171 words)

  
 ITALIAN
Italian Majors at Georgetown are required to complete 10-12 courses taught in the Italian language, depending on their initial placement and 1 Gateway course taught in English.
Italian majors can pursue a second major (or a minor) in areas such as Art, Music and Theatre, Business, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, Government, History, Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology Theology, and the natural sciences to help prepare for successful careers in their chosen professions.
Italian Majors are also required to spend at least a semester or an academic year in Italy studying at an Italian university.
www.georgetown.edu /undergrad/bulletin/collegefll6italian.html   (442 words)

  
 UT Libraries - Policies - Italian Literature
(No graduate degree is offered in Italian, but graduate courses are offered for the benefit of students who wish to make Italian their language of secondary emphasis.) Interest in Italian literature is centered in the Department of French and Italian.
The subject is of interest, also, to students and faculty working in the fields of comparative literature, drama, European studies, film historical bibliography, humanities, linguistics, and medieval studies.
B. Chronological Guidelines: From the beginning of Italian literature as such, in the 13th century, to the present, with emphasis on the Renaissance and the 19th and 20th centuries.
www.lib.utexas.edu /admin/cird/policies/subjects/italianliterature.html   (376 words)

  
 New York University | Bobst Library: Italian Language and Literature
Consult BobCat or the Librarian for Italian Language and Literature for additional materials.
Concise history of Italian literature with chapters arranged by century.
Italian research publications online offers the full text of over 600 scholarly monographs and periodicals, mainly in the humanities, produced by some of the most important publishers in Italy.
library.nyu.edu /research/italian   (1080 words)

  
 romance studies at cornell | italian | undergraduate
Track 1 of the major in Italian is designed for students who wish to study Italian language, literature, and culture through the works of writers, artists, and cultural figures who have developed rich and varied aesthetic traditions; and wish to do most of their coursework in Italian.
For this track, students are expected to become conversant with a fair portion of the masterworks of Italian literature, to acquaint themselves with the outlines of Italian literary and cultural history, and to develop some skill in textual and cultural analysis.
The Italian program is home to the Italian Studies Colloquium, which offers an engaging intellectual atmosphere in which faculty and students meet bi-weekly to discuss papers that treat any facet of Italian history, literature or culture.
www.arts.cornell.edu /romance/italian/it_ugrad.html   (1479 words)

  
 Yale > Italian > Undergraduate Program
Central to the major in Italian is the conviction that study of another language yields the important benefit of enlightening students about their own culture while instructing them about a foreign one.
In addition to the major in Italian literature, the department will support the applications of qualified students who wish to pursue a course in Italian studies under the provisions of a Special Divisional Major, in which students may choose to combine courses in Italian literature and culture with a number of subjects from other departments.
In the comparative literature track of the Literature major, the study of Italian may be combined with study of English literature or of another foreign literature in the departments of Classical Languages and Literatures, French, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, or Spanish.
www.yale.edu /italian/undergrad.html   (953 words)

  
 ITALIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: Learn Italian in Italy