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NYU Florence: Topics in 19th Century Literature: Italy and Italians in English Literature from the Romantics to Modernism

Gallatin Study Away Course
SASEM-UG 9201, 4 credits
Typically Offered: Spring Only
Level: Undergraduate
Gallatin requirement: HUM

Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist writers in both Britain and the United States were fascinated by Italy. The "Italy and Italians" of the title refers not only to images and characters in the works of the British and American authors we will be reading but also to their affinities with Italian literature. Recurring themes in the course will be history and its uses in literature, gender and sexuality, democracy and aristocracy, language and power, and religion as an instrument of sexual repression.

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