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IT4010   Early Italian Lyric Poetry

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Likely to be available - confirmation closer to the time.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Italian vernacular literature begins with lyric poetry, and early Italian poetry includes refined expressions of love, mystical spirituality, political critique, philosophical speculation, social satire and ribald humour. This module will examine lyric poetry in Italy from its origins to Dante, its roots, movements, forms, genres and tropes. We will study texts by poets such as Jacopone da Todi, Giacomo da Lentini, Guittone d'Arezzo, Bonagiunta da Lucca, Guido Guinizzelli, Guido Cavalcanti, Cino da Pistoia, Cecco Angiolieri, Rustico di Filippo, and Dante Alighieri.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Italian Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1- or 2-hour seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr R P Wilson
Module teaching staff: Dr R Wilson