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What is Sicily?
COL 211
Spring 2023 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 216, RL&L 211

Language is frequently thought of as the accompaniment of empire. How, then, does one study a poetry without an imperium? This course examines Sicilian culture as a phenomenon which developed under the rule of many empires (Greek, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, French, Spanish) whilst never itself an empire. Birthplace of the sonnet and crossroads of a plurality of cultures, the Sicilian language remains a literary language to this day. What does it mean to write in Sicilian? At the margins of history, empire, and continent, this course examines the growth and transformation of a colonized island from antiquity to the present through its literatures.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUN-15-2024
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