Contemporary Italian Culture|
This course, taught in Italian, investigates the intersection between contemporary culture and society in Italy since 1990. We will explore the literary and cinematic expression of themes including, but not limited to, the following: immigration and racism, sexuality, the commodification of culture, human rights, and war. Featured writers and directors include Amelio, Ammaniti, Campo, Celati, Mazzantini, Martone, Nove, Tabucchi, Tondelli, Vallorani, and Vassalli.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Through an analysis of various sorts of documents (literary, cinematic, historial, legal), students analyze how Italian culture and society mutually inform each other.
Students exercise their abilities in the formal analysis and cultural significance of various cultural expressions, inclusing contemporary works of literature and cinema.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ITST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chohra, VOLEVO DIVENTARE BIANCA
Muccino, L'ULTIMO BACIO, COME TE NESSUNO MAI
Tabucchi, LA TESTA PERDUTA DI DAMASCENO MONTEIRO
Tondelli, CAMERE SEPARATE
Vassalli, ARCHEOLOGIA DEL PRESENTE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Brief written daily assignment, two short papers, oral final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Italian 221 or at least one semester on the ECCO in Bologna program. Please refer any questions concerning eligibility to the professor.
|Instructor(s): Nerenberg,Ellen Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK404; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 7||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 1||SO: 3||FR: 0|
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