Odyssey presents 'What is the Italian Renaissance? The Confluence of History, Art, and Literature'

The word "renaissance" means rebirth, and thus the use of the term inevitably yields the question, rebirth of what? Against the backdrop of history and chronology—when does the Renaissance begin and when does it end?—this course explores some of the key events that help push its layers of transformative thinking. Writers and artists whose work we will consider are Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Pico della Mirandola, and Machiavelli; Duccio, Giotto, Masaccio, Donatello, Piero della Francesca, Verrocchio, Botticelli, Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Parmigianino, and Veronese—among others.

This one-session virtual course is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $20. JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition; you can now register online. Remission documents are still needed for the Benefits Office. For more details, contact bhebron@jhu.edu

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