SYLLABUS

ROM 375 (Romance Languages and Cultures)
French 320

ICONIC LATIN LOVERS: CASANOVA, DON JUAN, AND VALMONT

week 1 Projects in iMovie Historical and Cultural Context Visuals: Films and Artists
All DVDs are on reserve in the Main Library

week 2
9/13

Venice 18th C.
Casanova

Daryl's visit in class

 

  1. The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (1725-1798) = Histoire de ma vie
  2. VENICE and CASANOVA : Venice in the 18th C
  1. film: Casanova 2005, by Lasse Hallstrom
  2. film: Casanova 2006 (Masterpiece Theater)

week 3
9/20

Venice 18th C.
Casanova

Workshop in LRC: 1.15 - 2.30)
Be ready with your definition of "latin lover"
  1. 18th Century ITALIAN ART
    (Select and present a work for each artist)

  1. film: Casanova’ Love letters 2008 (BFS video)

week 4
9/27

Spain 17th C.
Tirso de Molina

  1. MADRID in the Spanish GOLDEN AGE

week 5
10/4

Spain:
17th/18th
painters

  1. The TIME of GOYA
  1. wrath
  2. greed
  3. envy
  4. pride
  5. gluttony
  6. sloth
  7. Lust

Let's 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 the specific act you worked on)

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 6
10/11

Versailles
17th C.
Moliere's DJ

  1. MOLIERE


CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC FOR YOUR DIGITAL NARRATION

week 7
10/18

Versailles
18th C.
Moliere'DJ
Workshop for images (1.15-2.30) in LRC - have your topic ready and know what types of images you are looking for
  1. The court of Versailles at the time of Louis XIV
  2. French + Italian + Spanish Baroque artists (data base)

films (on reserve in Main library)

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

Please email me the first draft of you digital narrations

week 8
10/25

18th C.
Mozart's
Don Giovanni

 

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

films (on reserve in Main library)

  • Amadeus by Milos Forman (1984) + Trailer
  • Opera : Don Giovanni by Mozart

week 9
11/1

Venice 18th C.
Goldoni's DG

What makes a digital narrative effective? looking at student's previous project: (1.15-2 in class)
  1. Goldoni’s Don Giovanni Tenorio o sia Il dissoluto,(1736)

 

week 10 11/8

Paris 18th C.
Laclos

We will discuss your stories in class

  1. The Age of Enlightenment

 

week 11
11/15

Paris18th C.
Laclos

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

  1. Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos

week 12 11/29
MHC

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

Presentation of your papers and digital narration

week13
12/6
MHC

Presentation of digital narration in class

 

Term paper in the target language (2 Italian and 4 French)