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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Italian 560 Graduate Courses  

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15:560:501,502History of the Italian Language (3,3) Development of the Italian language from its origins to the present day, with emphasis on the phonological, morphological, syntactical, and lexical growth of the literary tongue. Marsh
16:560:503,504Advanced Grammar and Composition (3,3) Advanced grammar, with special attention to problems of idiomatic expression and literary style; themes, oral presentations, and translation.
16:560:506(F) Applied Linguistics in Italian (3) Contrastive analysis of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of English and Italian, oriented toward actual teaching problems in the classroom.
16:560:507,508Introduction to Romance Philology (3,3) Introduction to the typology of the Romance languages. First term: history and structure of the Romance languages. Second term: readings of parallel texts with studies of special problems.
16:560:509,510Italian Civilization (3,3) Survey of Italian civilization, with emphasis on its expression through the arts from the 13th century to the present.
16:560:511,512Approaches to Literature (3,3) Poetry and prose from various periods of Italian literature, with examples of interpretive and textual scholarship and criticism, and various methods of literary study.
16:560:513,514Stylistics and Literary Criticism (3,3) Elements of style and theory of grammar; rhetoric and structure of literature; stylistic analysis and practice in literary criticism. Prerequisite: 16:560:504 or permission of instructor.
16:560:515,516Italian Literature from the 13th to the 16th Centuries (3,3) Survey of the first four centuries of Italian literature. First term: late medieval literary currents. Second term: the age of humanism and the Renaissance.
16:560:517,518Italian Literature from the 17th to the 20th Centuries (3,3) Survey of the main literary currents and major writers of modern and contemporary Italy. First term: from the baroque to romanticism. Second term: from Verismo to the present.
16:560:521(F) Problems of Teaching Italian (N1.5) Objectives, teaching techniques, testing, and student evaluation in elementary and intermediate language and literature courses. Bibliographical and other professional resources. Observation of classes.
16:560:522(S) Teaching Apprenticeship in Italian (N1.5) Observation of elementary and intermediate language classes; supervised practice teaching.
16:560:601,602Studies in Early Italian Literature (3,3) The beginnings of Italian literature in the 13th century; poetry and prose before Dante, the Sicilian School, and the dolce stil nuovo. Vettori, White
16:560:605,606Dante Seminar (3,3) Medieval thought as represented in Dante`s works. Vettori
16:560:610,611The Classical Tradition in Italian Literature (3,3) Survey of Greek and Roman literary genres (epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, epyllion, satire, dialogue, and novel) and their influence on Italian literature from the late Middle Ages to the present. Marsh
16:560:613,614Italian Literature of the 14th Century (3,3) First term: Petrarca. Second term: Boccaccio. White
16:560:615,616Italian Literature of the 15th Century (3,3) First term: the development of humanism (Bruni, Valla, Alberti, Pico della Mirandola, Ficino, and others). Second term: the poets (Lorenzo, Poliziano, Pulci, Boiardo, and others). Marsh
16:560:621,622Italian Literature of the 16th Century (3,3) The flowering of the Renaissance (the Reformation, Ariosto, Machiavelli, Guicciardini, Castiglione, Della Casa, Bembo, Aretino, Tasso, and others). Baldi
16:560:625,626Italian Epic and Chivalric Poetry (3,3) Medieval origins of the genre and its evolution during the Renaissance through Pulci`s Morgante, Boiardo`s Orlando Innamorato, Ariosto`s Orlando Furioso, and Tasso`s Gerusalemme Liberata. Baldi, White
16:560:631Italian Literature of the 7th Century (3) Works of Campanella, Marino, Galileo, and baroque theater. White
16:560:632,633Italian Literature of the 18th Century (3,3) Works of Vico, Goldoni, Gozzi, Parini, Alfieri, and others. White
16:560:641,642The Romantic Age (3,3) First half of the 19th century. Neoclassic school and European romantic poetics: Foscolo, Leopardi, and Manzoni. Major dialect poets: Porta, Belli. Poets, critics, and ideologues of the Risorgimento.
16:560:643,644Italian Literature of the Late 19th Century (3,3) The Scapigliatura. The major poets: Carducci, Pascoli, and D`Annunzio and their relationship to European decadentism and symbolism. Poetics of naturalism and Verismo: Verga, D`Annunzio, Fogazzaro, and Capuana. Baldi, Ferrucci
16:560:645,646Studies in Italian Literature of the 19th Century (3,3) Each term deals in depth with one or two major literary figures or movements of 19th-century Italian literature.
16:560:647Italian Women Writers in the 19th and 20th Centuries (3) Analysis of works by Neera, Serao, Aleramo, Deledda, Banti, Morante, De Céspedes, Ginzburg, Maraini, and Ortese. Emphasis on historical and theoretical issues of women`s writing. Baldi
16:560:651,652Italian Poetry of the 20th Century (3,3) Poetic models of D`Annunzio and Pascoli, and the reaction of the crepuscolari poets. Poetic movements of futurism and La Voce, the Ronda restoration. Major figures of Ungaretti and Montale. Hermetic school and the poetry of Quasimodo. Antehermetic and posthermetic developments. The Novissimi and later trends.
16:560:653,654Italian Novel of the 20th Century (3,3) D`Annunzian model and the anti-D`Annunzian novels of Borgese, Svevo, Pirandello, Tozzi. Differing regional trends and the traditional novel in the 20th century. The Novecento movement and the novels of Manzini and Buzzati. Neorealists, the postwar generation, and contemporary trends.
16:560:655,656Modern Italian Theater (3,3) Italian naturalistic and bourgeois theater from its late 19th-century origins to the major works of Verga, D`Annunzio, Giacosa, and Bracco. The "grotesque" theater, Pirandello, and the contemporary theater from Betti, Fabbri, and De Filippo to Zardi, Squarzina, and Testori.
16:560:657,658Italian Literature of the 20th Century (3,3) Reaction to the 19th-century models in poetry, fiction, and theater; establishment of new models of writing in the cultural climate that followed futurism and World War I; the hermeticism of the 1930s and the neorealism of the 1940s; major literary figures and trends of recent decades.
16:560:661,662The Italian Short Story (3,3) The origins, development, and influence of the Italian short story from the Novellino to today.
16:560:671,672History of Italian Criticism (3,3) Survey of modern Italian critical thought, starting with the preromantic aesthetics of Vico in the early 18th century and concluding with the 20th-century contributions of Croce and the post-Croceans.
16:560:673,674Problems in Literary Relationships (3,3) Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member of the relationship between Italian literature and the literature of France or Spain.
16:560:701,702Research in Italian (BA,BA)
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