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Fall 2014-2015
* ITA 209 (LA)  

Italy on Film: Political and Cultural Landscape

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia

This course will explore the direction Italian culture has taken from WWI to the present, bringing into focus notions of identity and nationhood. Its purpose is to consider both historical developments and the impact of change in the formation of the Italian democratic state. We shall examine the ways film artists have identified visual images with specific socio-political factors such as the fascist ideology, the Intellectual Left, the economic boom and emigration, 1968 and the student's revolution, terrorism, diversity and gender in the new millennium. Extensive practice of writing in a variety of genres.

Sample reading list:
B. Bertolucci, Novecento
L. Visconti, Rocco e i suoi fratelli
M. Bellocchio, Buon giorno, notte
G. Tornatore, Cinema paradiso
R. Benigni, La vita è bella
G. Lazzarino, Da capo
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 20 pages of reading per week. Intensive writing and oral assignments. Focus on composition of short essays.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Term Paper(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ITA 107 or Instructor's permission..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21368 C01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:5 Limit:15