Scuola Internazionale delle Arti, della Lingua e della Cultura Italiana

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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.

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The Accademia Europea di Firenze is an International School of Italian Arts, Language and Culture.
Founded in 2005 as a school of Italian for foreigners, over time it has expanded its offer to Italian art and culture, music and dance.
The AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting and Dance, and a Certificate Program in Italian Language and Culture, Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with university institutions all over the world.
The experiential approach and the quality of the professors make this school, strongly rooted in Italian history and culture but endowed with European academic standards, an international environment in the city of the Renaissance and of widespread beauty.