Topics in Italian Culture

Study of Italian culture, genres, art, film or literature not represented in the regular curriculum. The structure of the course is determined by the topic and the preference of the instructor. May be taught in English or Italian.

1 unit — Ashley, Minervini

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A focus on the cinematic representations of politics in Italian society.
 Italian Political Cinema
Italian Political Cinema focuses on the cinematic representations of the political in Italian society from Fascism to the economic crisis of 1970s. The course will screen films by the greatest Italian directors (Alessandro Blasetti, Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Gillo Pontecorvo, among others) and discuss the ways in which Italian society organizes itself around notions of identity, social norms, and class conflict. The ultimate objective of the course is to familiarize students both with the formal language of film analysis as well as with a variety of theoretical approaches to Italian cinematography, including political, psychoanalytical, cultural studies and genre.

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 2 Topics in Italian Culture: Being Happy Topic Details Kate Driscoll Armstrong Hall 334 25 / 19 05/21/2022
Fall 2021 Block 3 Topics in Italian Culture: Race and Power in the Renaissance World Topic Details Kate Driscoll Armstrong Hall 340 25 / 23 05/21/2022
Fall 2021 Block 3 Topics in Italian Culture: Gazing: Gender, Bodies, Faces and Emotions in Florence, Italy Topic Details Tomi-Ann Roberts Palmer Hall 233A 20 / 0 05/21/2022
Fall 2021 Block 4 Topics in Italian Culture: Black Italy: Migration, Citizenship and Representation Topic Details Carla Cornette Armstrong Hall 340 25 / 19 05/21/2022
Spring 2022 Block 6 Topics in Italian Culture: Mafia Movies Topic Details Michael O'Riley Armstrong Hall 301 25 / 0 05/21/2022
Spring 2022 Block 7 Topics in Italian Culture: Art and Power Topic Details Susan Ashley Taught Abroad 001 25 / 13 05/21/2022
Spring 2022 Block 8 Topics in Italian Culture: Gusto: Italian Food as Art, Culture & Tradition. Topic Details Amanda Minervini Taught Abroad 001 25 / 14 05/21/2022
Summer 2022 Block B Topics in Italian Culture: Cinecitta: The Italian Hollywood Topic Details Carla Cornette TBA 25 / 15 05/21/2022
Fall 2022 Block 2 Topics in Italian Culture: TBA Carla Cornette TBA 25 / 23 05/21/2022
Fall 2022 Block 4 Topics in Italian Culture: Love & Anarchy: Romance, Sex, and Politics in Italian Cinema Topic Details Amanda Minervini TBA 25 / 8 05/21/2022
Spring 2023 Block 6 Topics in Italian Culture: Come to Hell: Dante and His World/ Our World Topic Details Amanda Minervini TBA 25 / 25 05/21/2022
Spring 2023 Block 7 Topics in Italian Culture: Art and Power in Florence Susan Ashley TBA 25 / 25 05/21/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Topics in Italian Culture: Gusto: Italian Food as Art, Culture & Tradition Topic Details Amanda Minervini TBA 25 / 25 05/21/2022
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