An interpretation of Dante's Divine Comedy with special attention to its position in the medieval world; a knowledge of Italian not required.
This seminar explores the boundaries between humans and animals in the medieval world and beyond.
Study of the structure of modern Italian in both its phonological and syntactic aspects for the student who already has a functional command of the language, with an emphasis on developing ability to analyze and interpret grammatical structures.
Introduction to concepts of and debates on French national identity. Materials are drawn from a multiplicity of media and from many spheres of modern life in France: political, artistic, the everyday, etc.
Explores relationships between French literature and such fields as art, architecture, and music. Topics will vary.
The development of Medieval Italian civilization in a literary context from the Sicilian School of love poetry to the early Renaissance in Florence; lectures and readings are in English.
Introduction to political, judicial, linguistic, and cultural issues concerning indigenous and migrant/immigrant languages in the countries of the European Union.