Renaissance Lovers and Fools (ITAL*3400)
Code and section: ITAL*3400*01
Term: Winter 2020
Instructor: M. DeCoste
In this course, students will read Italian Renaissance plays such as Machiavelli's "The Mandrake" and Bibbiena's "Calandria" with special attention to the portrayals of lovers and fools. The course will place particular emphasis on representations of class and gender relations. Additional readings in medieval literature, history, and critical theory will provide background and context for the plays. Lectures and texts are in English. This course is offered in conjunction with ITAL*3400.