SYLLABUS

ROM 375 (Romance Languages and Cultures)

ICONIC LATIN LOVERS: CASANOVA, DON JUAN, AND VALMONT

week 1
  • INTRO on historical and Cultural Context of works: Absolute power of church and rulers - Baroque and Rococo periods
Presentation of Films :
All DVDs are on reserve in the Main Library
INFO technology: How to use iMovie as a term paper

week 2
9/13


Venice at the time of Casanova

Visit of LRC lab and presentation of tools by Daryl

week 3
9/20

 

(Select and present a work for each artist)
Workshop in LRC: 1.15 - 2.30 : assignment = what isyour definition of "latin lover" . search relevent images, record your narration, and edit in mMovie

week 4
9/27


Spain at the time of Tirso de Molina

Look for images in Spanish art of he 17th çentury, contempory of Tirso de Molina.
(Select images to illustrate scenes or characters for Tirso's Don Juan. You may choose to concentrate on a specific act

Describe the following paintings and their contexts:

  1. Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) = Las Meninas
  2. Francisco Goya (1746-1828) = Goya's Tribunal
  3. "El Greco" (1541 -1614 - a Venitian trained painter) = The disrobing of Christ
  4. Francisco de Zurbaran (1598 - 1694) = Saint Francis
  5. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617 - 1682) = The young beggar
  6. Jusepe de Ribera ( 1591 - 1652) = Prometeo
  7. Juan Sánchez Cotán (1560- 1627) = still lifes
  8. Juan Van Der Hammen (1596- 1631) "Offering to Flora"
  9. Juan de Valdés Leal (1622-1690) "Finis gloria mundi", a vanitas
  10. Claudio Coello (1642-1693) " Suzana y los viejos"
    (Use ARTSTOR for better viewing conditions)

week 5
10/4



Goya's Ghosts

  1. wrath
  2. greed
  3. envy
  4. pride
  5. gluttony
  6. sloth
  7. Lust

week 6
10/11


Versailles at the time of Molière


 

CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC FOR YOUR DIGITAL NARRATION
week 7
10/18

Versailles
18th C.
Moliere'DJ
  1. The court of Versailles at the time of Louis XIV
  2. French + Italian + Spanish Baroque artists (data base)

films

  1. Le roi danse (The King is dancing) by Gérard Corbiau (2000)
  2. Molière by Laurent Tirard (2007)

Workshop for images (1.15-2.30) in LRC - have your topic ready and know what types of images you are looking for

 

Please email me the first draft of you digital narrations

 

week 8
10/25

18th C.
Mozart's
Don Giovanni

 

 

Mozart‘s Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni (1787)  - libretto de Da Ponte

films

  • Amadeus by Milos Forman (1984) + Trailer
  • Opera : Don Giovanni by Mozart
What makes a digital narrative effective? looking at student's previous project: (1.15-2 in class)

week 9
11/1

Venice 18th C.
Goldoni's DG

Goldoni’s Don Giovanni Tenorio o sia Il dissoluto,(1736)

  We will discuss your stories in class

week 10 11/8

Paris 18th C.
Laclos

 

The Age of Enlightenment

 

Going over the mechanics of recording for final narration (1.15-2 in LRC)

week 11
11/15

Paris18th C.
Laclos

 

Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos

week 12 /13

11/29- 12/6
MHC

Presentation of digital narrations in the target language (2 in Italian and 4 in French)

Worshop in DVD and making labels (1.15-2.30 in LRC)
printing on copier in front of French department : see Stacey