The readings for each class will be available on this page at least a week in advance.
Each class session will be organised around a short passage by an important early modern writer. We will read and translate the passage together, while also discussing grammatical and stylistic characteristics. Sessions will also include revision of relevant points of grammar.
Week 1. Introduction
Week 3. Epistolary Writing; Cassandra Fedele
Week 4. Translation theory; Leonardo Bruni
Week 5. Christian epic; Sannazaro and Vida
Week 6. Reading Week (no class)
Week 7. Debates on literary style; Poliziano, Giraldi Cinzio, and Erasmus
Week 8. The Valladolid debate; Las Casas and Sepulveda
Week 9. The battle of Lepanto through African Eyes: Juan Latino
Week 10. Epitaphs for beloved pets: Navagero, Scaliger, Orsini, du Bellay, Jortin
Awaiting suggestions from participants; TBA at the start of term