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Queen's University
 

Spanish and Italian

Literature, Culture, Film and Theatre Courses

The Department of Spanish and Italian offers a variety of courses depicting Italy's literature, culture and fim. Not all courses listed below are offered each year.

Course Number and Name Description

LLCU 200/3.0

Introduction to Semiotics and Communication I

This course presents a critical study of the interpretative acts underlying the understanding of signs. It traces the development of semiotics from an historical perspective through the works of theoreticians such as F. de Saussure, C. S. Peirce, R. Barthes, A. J. Greimans, U. Eco and S. Lange. Particular attention will be paid to the function of verbal and non-verbal signs in the literary and linguistic fields as well as communication through theatre, cinema, art and the media.

ITLN 210/3.0

Italy and the Classical Tradition 3S

The ancient Greek and Roman tradition in literature, art and the politics of Italy from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Texts and works of art will be studied in the context of the historical, cultural and political settings of Italy. This course may not be applied toward an Italian concentration. Taught in English with ITLN 310/3.0. Written work and examinations in English. Readings in translation.

PREREQUISITE Second-year standing or above.

EXCLUSION ITLN 310/3.0.

ITLN 215/3.0

Dante 3S

A study of Dante Alighieri's life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy. This course may not be applied toward an Italian concentration. Taught in English together with ITLN 415/3.0. Written work and examinations are in English. Readings are in translation.

PREREQUISITE Second-year standing or above.

EXCLUSION ITLN 415/3.0.

ITLN 226/3.0

Literature and Culture 3S

Addresses the various issues relating to the film adaptation of a literary text.  The reading of narrative texts, the viewing of films and critical readings are required.  Taught in English with ITLN 326/3.0. Written work and examinations in English.  Readings in translation.

PREREQUISITE Second year standing.

EXCLUSION ITLN 326/3.0

ITLN 232/3.0

From the Romantics to D'Annunzio 3S

The course will focus on the study of Italian Romanticism and its relation to English, German, Spanish and French Romanticism.  The rise of Realism and Decadentism will also be discussed and examined.  Taught in English together with ITLN 432/3.0.  Students submit written assignments, tests and examinations in English.

PREREQUISITE Second year standing or above.

EXCLUSION ITLN 432/3.0.

ITLN 233/3.0

Survey of Italian Literature I 3S

A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.  Taught in English together with ITLN 331/3.0.  Written assignments, tests, and examinations in English.

PREREQUISITE Second year standing or above.

EXCLUSION ITLN 331/3.0.

ITLN 234/3.0

Survey of Italian Literature II 3S

A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the eighteenth century to the present.  Taught in English together with ITLN 332/3.0.  Written assignments, tests, and examinations in English.

PREREQUISITE Second year standing or above.

EXCLUSION ITLN 332/3.0.

ITLN 257/3.0 Pirandello's Theatre 3S

 An in-depth study of Pirandello's most important dramatic works, together with analyses of his theoretical essays on theatre. Particular attention will be paid to the following plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Each in his Own Way, Henry IV, The Feast of Our Lord of the Ships, The New Colony, Tonight We Improvise and The Mountain Giants. Taught in English together with ITLN 357/3.0. Written work and examinations are in English. Readings in translation.

PREREQUISITE Second year standing or above.

EXCLUSIONS ITLN 357/3.0

ITLN 308/3.0

From Fellini to Benigni 3S 

This course will examine social, historical and political realities of the 20th century through the lens of the unique Italian humorist tradition of filmmaking. The course will focus on films by F. Fellini, L. Comencini, E. Scola, G. Tornatore, G. Salvatores, N. Moretti, R. Benigni and other filmmakers. Taught in English together with ITLN 408/3.0. Written work and examinations are in English. Readings are in translation.

PREREQUISITE Second year standing or above.

EXCLUSION ITLN 408/3.0.

ITLN 310/3.0

Italy and the Classical Tradition 3S

 The ancient Greek and Roman tradition in literature and art, and the politics of Italy from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Texts and works of art will be studied in the context of the historical, cultural and political settings of Italy. Taught in English with ITLN 210/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally they will read Italian texts in the original.

PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.

EXCLUSION ITLN 210/3.0.

ITLN 326/3.0

Literature and Cinema 3S

Addresses the various issues relating to the film adaptation of a literary text. The reading of narrative texts, the viewing of films and critical readings are required. Taught in English together with ITLN 226/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian.  Normally they will read Italian texts in the original.

PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.

EXCLUSION ITLN 226/3.0.

ITLN 331/3.0

Survey of Italian Literature I 3S

A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.  Taught in English together with ITLN 233/3.0.  Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in Italian.

PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.

EXCLUSION ITLN 230/6.0.

ITLN 332/3.0

Survey of Italian Literature II 3S

A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the eighteenth century to the present.  Taught in English together with ITLN 234/3.0.  Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in Italian.

PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.

EXCLUSIONITLN 230/6.0.

ITLN 357/3.0

Pirandello's Theatre 3S

An in-depth study of Pirandello's most important dramatic works, together with an analysis of his theoretical essays on theatre. Particular attention will be paid to the following six plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Each in his Own Way, Heanry IV, The Feast of Our Lord of the Ships, Tonight We Improvise, and the Montain Giants. Taught in English together with ITLN 257/3.0.  Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examination in Italian. Readings in Translation.

PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.

EXCLUSION ITLN 257/3.0

ITLN 408/3.0

From Fellini to Benigni 3S

This course will examine social, historical and political realities of the 20th century through the lens of the unique Italian humorist tradition of filmmaking. The course will focus on films by F. Fellini, L. Comencini, E. Scola, G. Tornatore, G. Salvatores, N. Moretti, R. Benigni and other filmmakers. Taught in English together with ITLN 308/3.0*. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examination in Italian.

PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.

EXCLUSION ITLN 308/3.0*.

ITLN 415/3.0

Dante 3S

A study of Dante Alighieri's life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divina Commedia. Taught in English together with ITLN-215/3.0*. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally they will read Italian texts in the original.

PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.

EXCLUSION ITLN 215/3.0*.

ITLN 432/3.0

From the Romantics to D'Annunzio 3S 

The course will focus on the study of Italian Romanticism and its relation to English, German, Spanish and French Romanticism.  The rise of Realism and Decadentism will also be discussed and examined.  Taught in English together with ITLN 332/3.0.  Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian.  Normally they will read Italian texts in the original.

PREREQUISITE  ITLN 205/3.0.

EXCLUSION ITLN 332/3.0.

ITLN 501/3.0

Letteratura italiana: Temi scelti 3S 

Seminar course on topics in Italian literature. Course details to be announced.

PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department. 

ITLN 502/3.0

Letteratura italiana: Studi indipendenti 

Reading course in specialized themes of Italian literature to meet the needs of advanced students for whom a seminar course is not available. Course details to be announced.

PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department. 

IDIS 201/6.0

Introduction to Romance Philology 3S

This course aims at familiarizing students from diverse programs with some of the fundamental concepts of Romance Philology. The analysis of the first literary and non-literary documents of the Romance languages will be a fundamental part of the course, together with the understanding of the evolution of Latin into Vulgar Latin and its differentiation into Romance languages. Particular attention will be paid to Spanish, Italian and French.

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