Italian Special Subject

Module code: R3056
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module, delivered in Italian to all single-honours and joint-major students studying Italian as part of their degree, looks at women's presence and representation in early modern Italian literature and art.

You'll address some distinctive works by Boccaccio, Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna, and cover a variety of genres such as prose, poetry, philosophical commentary, letter writing and biography.

Module learning outcomes

  • The successful student will demonstrate systematic understanding of key aspects and prominent themes of Italian culture.
  • S/he will demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge of several significant works of Italy's culture by some of the foremost exponents of her literature and art.
  • S/he will demonstrate sophisticated intellectual engagement with the philosophical, psychological, moral, critical or other issues arising from the works studied.
  • S/he will demonstrate a good command of written Italian, appropriate in its accuracy and register to the development of sustained academic argument in the context of discursive essays produced under examination conditions.