The Accademia Europea di Firenze offers the History of Italian Literature Course for people who are interested in having a thorough knowledge of Italian literature and its protagonists throughout history. This course is recognized for the efficiency of its teachers and quality of structure, as well as for its ability to create a friendly environment where students can openly discuss their ideas and opinions on the topics presented in class.
Upon finishing the course with passing marks students will receive a diploma recognizing their achievements during the course. Italian Literature is extremely vast; yet it is possible to trace guidelines that can help understand its most interesting and influential events, publications and findings. The students will learn to understand even the more complex texts through the guidance and explanation of the teacher who will help them by putting into context the works and events of famous writers and movements throughout history.
Topics of the course:
- The origins of Italian Literature
- The Sicilian and Tuscan poets
- Stil Novo
- Dante Alighieri and his "Divine Comedy"
- Francesco Petrarca
- Giovanni Boccaccio
- Niccolò Machiavelli
- Literature and the Counter-Reformation: Torquato Tasso
- The 17th century, the Baroque and Arcadia
- The 18th century, between Enlightenment, Neoclassicism and Romanticism: Vittorio Alfieri and Carlo Goldoni
- The Romantic period: Ugo Foscolo and Giacomo Leopardi
- Giacomo Manzoni and the literature of the Unity of Italy
- The age of Verismo: Verga and Pirandello
- Gabriele D’Annunzio and the literature of Decadentismo
- Eremitism and the new lyrical poets: Ungaretti and Quasimodo
- The season of Neorealism: Moravia, Pavese and Bassani
- Contemporary literature: Calvino, Pasolini and Umberto Eco.
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