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Beatrice Arduini
ITAL 499
Seattle Campus

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Friendship and Betrayal in Early Italian Literature

This course will investigate the themes of friendship and betrayal in the turbulent world of medieval Italy providing readings in poetry and in prose. We will analyze the historical context and discuss the literary strategies through which authors such as Guinizzelli, Cavalcanti, Dante and Boccaccio state their cases. Taught in Italian.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jennifer M. Keene
Date: 11/01/2012