COURSE INFO

Instructor:
prof. Matilde Zampi Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 45
Course Number: HUM 230
Department: Liberal Arts and Cultural Studies
Prerequisite: None

Course Description: 
This is a course for students who are interested in contemporary Italian literature, culture and language. The program will cover Italy’s most important authors from the Unification of the country to the present day. Particular attention will be given to a selection of poets and writers who were born or who lived in Florence, so that students can have a deeper experience and understanding of those authors and their work. Through many different readings students will have the chance to analyze the language, politics, ideology, art and life of this historical period. Students will read literary texts, poetry and prose, presented in English translation, but constantly compared and contrasted with the original Italian version. 
Meet the Faculty: Prof. Matilde Zampi
prof. M. Zampi at SRISA
Dr. Zampi was born in Montepulciano (SI), Italy.  She received a Laurea cum Laude degree in Humanities with a major in History in 1989 and her Master degree in Medieval, Modern and Contemporary History in 1992 from the University of Florence. She received her Ph.D. in History of European Society at the University of Pisa in 1997 with a thesis on A Spanish Governor in Milan in 1573 - 1580. She has published critical essays in the historical magazine Accademia Borromaica.

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