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Unformatted text preview: Boccaccio. We will read selections of their works and explore how they were received and used by later authors in the construction of an Italian literary identity. Materials from a wide range of media, from maps to movies, will provide further insight into the historical periods and focalize our interpretations. We will also take several trips to Special Collections to examine medieval manuscripts and early editions for what they can tell us about how these works were received and what kinds of critical apparatus ( notes, diagrams, images ) were added to help readers understand them. All texts will be available via Blackboard, except for Dantes Vita nuova, which can be purchased at the Duke Textbook Store. Duke University, Spring 2011...
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