What is Sicily?|
Spring 2023 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None