LdM's literature are designed to give students the opportunity to study Italy's vast literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present day. Most of the courses focus on major literary works from Italy. Texts in Italian will be studied alongside their translation in English, and students will develop advanced critical and analytical skills through special projects and narrative and temporal analyses. A core element of the course offerings is designed to acquaint students with the European literature.

Courses currently available:

Survey of Western Literature
The Age of Heroes: The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid, and the Origins of Western Literature
Masterpieces of Italian Literature
Italian Grand Tour: Italy through the Eyes of Famous Travellers