|Semester and Year||SP 2012|
|Time||3:30 PM - 4:45 PM|
|Foundation Requirement||HUM, EARLY|
Same as MEDI-UA 994 001.
The Renaissance in Europe remains one of the most creative, prolific, and dramatic eras in human history. It was a period in which tumultuous events—such as the bubonic plague, the Protestant Reformation, revolutions in science, political transformation and intrigue—were accompanied by an unprecendented explosion in the arts, with the work of Dante, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, and many female writers such as Christine de Pizan, Gaspara Stampa and Veronica Franca. This course examines the politics, literature, philosophy, visual arts, and music of this period, as well as the social behavior of manners, morality, and the role of the Other, such as women and Jews. We will explore the new ideas about existence, the self, and humankind fostered by humanism, philosophy, and the arts. Readings may include Christine de Pizan’s The Treasure of the City of Ladies , Machiavelli’s The Prince , Castiglione’s The Courtier , Shakespeare’s plays, and the work of the Italian female poet, Gaspara Stampa.
Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)