History of Italian Literature

History of Italian LiteratureDuring this course students will get to know the fascinating panorama of Italian literature, an immense and multi-faceted heritage.
The main topics of the course include: 

The origins of Italian literature: the Sicilian and Bolognese Schools; Poetry in Dante’s time and the Dolce Stil Novo: Lapo Gianni, Cino da Pistoia, Guido Cavalcanti, Cecco Angiolieri; Dante and the "Divine Comedy”; Petrarca and Boccaccio: the birth of Humanism; Literature in the Medici’s time: Lorenzo il Magnifico and Agnolo Poliziano; Literature and the Renaissance: Ludovico Ariosto and Niccolò Machiavelli; Literature and the Counter-reform: Torquato Tasso; The 17th century, the Baroque and Arcadia; The 18th century amidst the Enlightenment, Neoclassicism and Romanticism: Vittorio Alfieri and Carlo Goldoni; The neoclassical and romantic époque: Ugo Foscolo and Giacomo Leopardi; Alessandro Manzoni and the literature of the unification of Italy; The age of Verism: Verga and Pirandello; Gabriele D'Annunzio and the literature of Decadentism; Hermeticism and the new lyrics: Ungaretti and the late 20th century; The neorealist season: Moravia, Pavese and Bassani; Contemporary literature: Italo Calvino, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Umbert Eco, and so on.

Marta Russo

Marta Russo









All prices are in Euros. Registration fee of 70,00 Euro (valid for 12 months).
1 lesson: 45 minutes.

Once you purchase the package of lessons, course dates can be agreed upon.