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Spring 2013-2014
* ITA 319 (LA)   No Audit

The Literature of Gastronomy

Daniela B. Antonucci
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:
In lieu of a course packet, additional materials will be accessible on Blackboard.

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 is only required for Italian precept(s)..

Other information:
Lecture in English; precepts (P01, P02, P03, P04, P05, P06) in English; ONLY precept (P07 & P07A) in Italian. NOTE: P07B will be taught in English.

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 20
Sophomores Only 70
Juniors Only 40
Seniors Only 70

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41168 L01 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm W   McCosh Hall   10   Enrolled:183 Limit:200
41169 P01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43288 P01A 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M   East Pyne Building   043   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
41175 P02 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm M   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
43289 P02A 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm M   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43290 P02B 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
41170 P03 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T   Aaron Burr Hall   209   Enrolled:14 Limit:16
43291 P03A 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T   East Pyne Building   239   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
41171 P04 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   Aaron Burr Hall   209   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43292 P04A 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   East Pyne Building   239   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
41172 P05 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
43293 P05A 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
41173 P06 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm W   East Pyne Building   043   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
43294 P06A 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm W   East Pyne Building   239   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
43295 P06B 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm W   McCosh Hall   62   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
41174 P07 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   043   Enrolled:2 Limit:15
43296 P07A 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
43297 P07B 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   62   Enrolled:12 Limit:15