Francis Petrarch: His Life as Literature (in English)

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Considers the fullness of Francis Petrarch, first modern man of love poetry and letters, his friendships and enduring obsession for Laura, highlighting his time which spanned much of the 14th century. The 366 lyrics of the Canzoniere are the constant text, along with Petrarch's correspondence In Familiar Matters and Of Riper Years, a reflection over some 40 years of minute detail of his life and thought.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ITAL 472B, ITAL 472.


  • Minimum second-year standing.

Undergraduate course in Italian offered by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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