Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Italian Studies


Italian Studies 298. Experimental Courses

Infernos, Brothels and Courts

From Danteā€šs Inferno to Boccaccio’s Decameron, from Machiavelli’s court to the literary salons of the Venetian courtesans, we discover that infernos, brothels and courts are powerfully charged spaces in the Medieval and Renaissance imagination. This course will explore the social and metaphorical representations and functions of these structures.