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Spring 2011-2012
* ITA 319 (LA)   No Audit

The Literature of Gastronomy

Pietro Frassica

This course studies Italian novels and short stories in English translation, works of visual art, and films which thematize food as reality and metaphor, examining how eating functions within ideological and mythological structures of modern society. Topics will include 'Futurist' cuisine as an aesthetic experience and a prophetic vision, writing during the war, and sublime and erotic cuisine.

Sample reading list:
Collodi, Pinocchio
J. Hillman, Freud's Own Italian Cookbook (selections)
Marinetti, The Futurist Cookbook (selections)
Malaparte, Skin (selections)
P. Levi, Survival in Auschwitz (selections)
Fellini (film), Roma

Reading/Writing assignments:
100-150 pages of reading per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisite: 200-level course in Italian for Italian precept..

Other information:
Lecture in English; precepts (P01, P02, P03, P04, P05, P06) in English, precept (P07) in Italian.

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 20
Sophomores Only 41
Juniors Only 56
Seniors Only 105

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41975 L01 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm W   McCosh Hall   10   Enrolled:175 Limit:222
41976 P01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M   McCormick Hall   363   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
43047 P01A 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
43048 P02 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm M   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
43049 P02A 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm M   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
43050 P02B 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm M   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
41977 P03 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43051 P03A 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T   McCormick Hall   274   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
41978 P04 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
41979 P05 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
43052 P05A 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
41980 P06 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm W   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43053 P06A 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm W   East Pyne Building   235   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
41981 P07 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:17 Limit:17 Closed
43499 P07A 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   235   Enrolled:15 Limit:16