Seminar Dates & Times
Thursdays | 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST
|October||1, 15, 29|
Grand Tour of Italy:
Defining Moments and Cultural Watersheds
Moderated by Professor Joseph Luzzi
After Italy’s belated unification in 1861, the patriot Massimo D’Azeglio famously said: “We have made Italy—now we must make Italians.” The creation of Italian national identity was actually a centuries-long project that included some of the most impactful works of art, music, literature, and film in Western history. In this new course, we will focus on six of these “defining moments” and “cultural watersheds” that have helped make the word Italy synonymous with breathtaking creative expression.
Audio/video will be used.
|Session 1||Dante’s Creation of the “Italian” Language|
|Session 2||The Race to Design Florence’s Duomo|
|Session 3||Michelangelo, Giorgio Vasari, and the Invention of “Art History”|
|Session 4||The Leopard, North vs. South, and the Birth of the Italian Nation|
|Session 5||Italian Cinematic Neorealism and the “Remaking” of Italy|
|Session 6||The Emergence of the New “Multicultural” Italy|
Seminar Cost: $450 (tax-deductible portion $225)