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Accademia Europea di Firenze: History of Italian Literature Course

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Key Information:
Class Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination: Italy  
Specialty: University Study Abroad
School Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Course Level: Undergratuate
Languages Used in Teaching: English
Min Price: 580 Euro (EUR) per course
Max Price: 580 Euro (EUR) per course
Scholarship Availability: No
Subject Areas: Literature, History

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is one of the fastest growing schools in Florence, located in the center of the historic part of the city, it is a short walk from many of Italy’s most important sights, as well as, restaurants, shops, pubs, parks, night clubs and other places. The AEF staff will welcome you and take care of any arrangements you may need to make your stay the most enjoyable and comfortable possible.

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.

Faculty Information:
The teachers at the AEF are all highly qualified and constantly updated in the latest teaching techniques.

Other Activities:
Aside from regular courses our school offers a rich program of optional language and cultural activities (concerts, seminars, films, visits to museums and farms) as well as extra-curricular and recreational activities (parties, dinners, food and wine tasting, sports, etc.) which are offered every week to ensure the enjoyment and cultural fulfillment of the students.

Facility Information:
Our students can choose from among the following types of accommodations:
- Private apartment. This is the best option for those who want to be completely autonomous and free to host friends and family. All apartments are furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils.
- Student apartment. This option allows students to share an apartment with other students (foreign and Italian). Apartments are well equipped and furnished.
- Family-stay. Living with an Italian family is a good way to practice the language and experience the Italian way of life. All families are used to hosting foreign students and willing to share with you their daily routines and traditions.
- Other solutions. It is also possible to reserve accommodations in pensions, hotels, residence or religious institutions.

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