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Unit of study_

ITLN2002: Love in Italian Culture

What is love? Italian authors throughout the centuries have provided many different interpretations. Drawing upon major works of the Italian literary and philosophical tradition, this unit will explore texts that deal with love and its cultural and political contexts ranging from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century.

Code ITLN2002
Academic unit Italian Studies
Credit points 6
ITLN2611 or ITLN2631 or (12 credit points at 1000 level or 2000 level or 3000 level in Italian Studies) or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. be introduced to some of the major writers of Italian literature, and will be provided with a foundation for further study of specific Italian authors and texts
  • LO2. develop a critical understanding of a broad selection of Italian literary texts
  • LO3. gain an understanding of the development of the theme of 'love' in different literary and cultural contexts, and of the ways in which this theme is still visible in the contemporary Italian literary landscape
  • LO4. develop critical and analytical skills in relation to literary and historical studies
  • LO5. acquire an understanding of ethical issues associated with the theme of 'love' throughout the history of Italian literature

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.