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Sex, Lies and Power Tales in Renaissance Italy
FIST 250
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: ITAL 252, FGSS 123

This course is aimed at first year students with an interest in the politics of sexuality and the theories and practices of power in Renaissance Italy. The texts will include love poems by Petrarch, anti-Vatican invectives by humanist poet Piccolomini aka pop Pius II, outrageous satires by Leon Battista Alberti (on rapist-castrato demi-god Momus), power theories by Machiavelli, pornographic accounts by Pietro Aretino, and more. The texts will be enriched by art and architecture sources and contextualized in the lively and deadly violent world of secrets and lies of the Italian Renaissance.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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