Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Italian Studies

Academics

Italian Studies 305. Infernos, Brothels and Courts

From Dante‚s 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.