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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Tabula Rasa, Meritocracy, Bes
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I also know said Candide, that we must cultivate our garden That is well put replied Candide, but we must cultivate our garden ------------------------------------------------- maybe at the end: Candide rejects the philoso...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 23: Feb 05: Voltaire, Candide and the Enlightenment (cont)
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Absolute optimism, the whole that we are living is the best posible world. (reasoning: God is perfect, God created this world so this world has to be perfect too). Orthodox philosopher, using storytelling to work on philos...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 21: Jan 29 - Barroque
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find more resources at oneclass.com Art History Baroque is from Barocco irregular pearl. Reinassance emphasizes order and regulation, symmetry, while Baroque fo...

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Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 20: 24 Jan: Leonardo Da Vinci - Renaissaince
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find more resources at oneclass.com Art History The Renaissance (French words, of Latin origins) rebirth/reborn of interest with classical art---> regain interest ...

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Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Catholic Monarchs, Sigmund Freud, Socalled
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Cervantes (the author): The first part was published in 1605 (Spain had already accomplished itself as a powerful nation). The second part was published in 1615 because of the Avellaneda (who wrote a sequence of the work, ...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 18: Jan 08+10+15:
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find more resources at oneclass.com MEXICO: 1500s, the first half of 16th century: Chronicles and historical context: Cantares Mexicanos: written by the locals Mexican Discover of America speaking from...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 17: The movie: Deccameron
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find more resources at oneclass.com Pasolini: literature and culture the voice of the people The setting of this film is not Florence (he chose the South of Italy -considered the other of Italy) Natural, sexual lov...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Pope Celestine V, Pope Boniface Viii, Purgatory
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Canto 3: up to line 60: Limbo Keep an eye on the relationship between Dante and Virgil; also the sinner Relationship: refer to him as Master. Virgil is comforting Dante (page 757, line 30: words of suffering,...and beating...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Guido Cavalcanti, Purgatory, Giovanni Boccaccio
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Using folks language in literature Hell, Purgatory, heaven Teiza rima (3) 1308-1321 14,226 verse --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dante: ...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Black Death, Three Rings, Intentional Community
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His writing is not much about...it is pure storytelling. Borrow the frame-tale (Frame-stories) from Thousands and One Nights. Decameron is centralized around number 10. This number is used because it suggests the completen...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 12: Nov 20+22+27: Dante & The Divine Comedy
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Canto 3: up to line 60: Limbo Keep an eye on the relationship between Dante and Virgil; also the sinner Relationship: refer to him as Master. Virgil is comforting Dante (page 757, line 30: words of suffering,...and beating...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 11: Nov 12 + 14: Dante, divine comedy.
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Using folks language in literature Hell, Purgatory, heaven Teiza rima (3) 1308-1321 14,226 verse --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dante: ...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 10: Nov 6 +8: Genji cont
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Three women: KIRITSUBO FUJITSUBO MURASAKI => The relationship of substitution --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The name of Murasaki is th...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 9: Oct 30 + Nov 1: Genji
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The Tale of Genji --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Early 11th century in Japan (1000s) Famous motif: blossoms (things are beautiful becau...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020 Lecture 8: Oct 23: Thousand and one night (Cont)
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The tale of a porter and three ladies in Bagdad Represents the idea of the whole big stories. Asking if he tells, he is going to be killed. he has to come up with stories to keep him alive. Inspires thousands of works of a...

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Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Luca Pocci
Othello - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Othello Just The FactsCharacters ILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHARACTER SKETCHES WC Born 1564; died 1616 ameDescription N OthelloProtagonist Professional soldier; servant to Venice Moor; Moslem Negro from North Africa M...

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Death of a Salesman - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Death Of A Salesman Just the FactsSymbols ARTHUR MILLERMUSICTAPE RECORDER Born 1915 in Harlem, New York Epitomizes the mechanization of American society Music has major significance in the play Wrote many pl...

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Hamlet - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Hamlet StructureCharacters AIN PLOTHARACTER SKETCHES MC Act IIntroduction Presentation of setting, main characters, and central ameDescriptionameDescription NN themes HamletPrince of Denmark, son of Queen Ge...

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Julius Caesar - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Julius Caesar StructureThemes AIN PLOTONOR LOYALTYRUTH JUSTICE MHT Act IIntroduction Presentation of setting, main characters, and central Brutus believes it is honorable to kill Caesar for loyalty to the ...

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King Lear - Reference Guides

TM permacharts King Lear StructureThemes AIN PLOTEMOLITION OF ORDERED SYSTEMSPPEARANCE VS. REALITY MDA Act IIntroduction Presentation of the setting, main characters, and Without divine, human, and natural laws, nature is ...

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Macbeth - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Macbeth Just the FactsCharacters ILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHARACTER SKETCHES WC Born 1564; died 1616 ameDescriptionameDescription NN Playwright, actor, and poetMacbethThane of Glamis, later Thane of Cawdor, and even...

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