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Nation Formation: Italy in the 19th Century
ITAL 241
Fall 2007
Section: 01  

In this class we will examine closely Italy's slow advance toward unification and nationhood in the 19th century. The desire, both stated and implicit, for a unified Italian state is a topic we will explore in a variety of texts, some of which are fictional and literary, while others are more historical in nature. We will read these texts with an eye toward their social, historical, political, and aesthetic contexts. Some texts include LE ULTIME LETTERE DI LACOPO ORTIS, I PROMESSI SPOSI, Garibaldi's MEMOIRS, and poems by Giacomo Leopardi, among others. Additionally, we examine several 20th-century works, like Blasetti's Fascist-era film 1860 and Lampedusa's Il GATTOPARDO, that review the legacy of the Risorgimento. Conducted in Italian.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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