Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2010

Capstone Advisor

Beverly Allen

Honors Reader

Stefano Giannini

Capstone Major

Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Capstone College

Arts and Science

Audio/Visual Component

no

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

no

Honors Categories

Humanities

Subject Categories

Italian Language and Literature | Italian Literature | Other Italian Language and Literature

Abstract

A representative selection of European and American literature reveals a culturally constructed function ofItalyas the place of revelation for foreign visitors. This literary construction, founded in a long history of travel from pilgrimage to mass tourism, contextualizes the experience of American students such as myself when we live and study in Italy whether we realize it or not.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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