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CORE 002 SC - The Art of Medicine, Medicine in the Arts: the body in Italian Literature


This course examines the relationship between Italian literature and the history of medicine, specifically anatomy and physiopathology. Medieval treatises on physiology, da Vinci’s contributions to the study of anatomy, and scientific developments between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries had an enormous impact on Italian writers, as evidenced in works by Cavalcanti, Boccaccio, Marino, Verga, Tarchetti, and Berto. Throughout this course, we will analyze how various literary works represent and interpret the human body, illness, disease, and death, and situate the texts in their social, historical, and political contexts. All materials for the course will be in English.

Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Every year


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