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IT4024   Authority and Subversion in Renaissance Italy

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module studies literary experimentation in the Italian Renaissance and the more general rethinking of literature and poetry integral to this period. This is done through the study of burlesque, satirical and popular writing as well as more accepted forms of literature, by both mainstream and marginalized authors, such as Aretino, Basile, Berni, Cellini Folengo, Gelli, Michelangelo. Sudents will thus acquire a comprehensive understanding of the variety of Renaissance literary production, of the modernity and multiplicity of its forms, and of its subversive potential.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IT2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr C Rossignoli