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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, Cornette, Driscoll, Kuwornu, Minervini, O'Riley, Roberts

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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 11/28/2021
Fall 2021 Block 3 Topics in Italian Culture: Race and Power in the Renaissance World Topic Details Kate Driscoll Armstrong Hall 340 25 / 23 11/28/2021
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 11/28/2021
Fall 2021 Block 4 Topics in Italian Culture: Black Italy: Migration, Citizenship and Representation Topic Details Carla Cornette Armstrong Hall 340 25 / 19 11/28/2021
Spring 2022 Block 6 Topics in Italian Culture: Mafia Movies Topic Details Michael O'Riley TBA 25 / 25 11/28/2021
Spring 2022 Block 7 Topics in Italian Culture: Art and Power Topic Details Susan Ashley Ed Robson Arena CHAPMAN 25 / 25 11/28/2021
Spring 2022 Block 7 Topics in Italian Culture: Black Italian Cinema Topic Details Amanda Minervini TBA 32 / 32 11/28/2021
Spring 2022 Block 8 Topics in Italian Culture: Gusto: Italian Food as Art, Culture & Tradition. Topic Details Amanda Minervini TBA 25 / 25 11/28/2021
Summer 2022 Block B Topics in Italian Culture: Cinecitta: The Italian Hollywood Topic Details Scott Krzych TBA 25 / 25 11/28/2021
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