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Fall 2018-2019
* ITA 308 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in 20th-Century Italian Literature - 20th Century Italian Fiction

Pietro Frassica

The course's goal is to analyze the Modern movement in Italian fiction from 1900 to the present, particularly as it reflects various responses to social, political and cultural problems of the period. The following topics will be examined: Fascism in literature; literature of neo-realism and its relation with films, and neo-capitalism; the protest movement of the 1960s and '70s, and the new outlook for the '80s, '90s, and beyond.

Sample reading list:
Pirandello, Il fu Mattia Pascal
Svevo, La coscienza di Zeno
Morante, L'isola di Arturo
Pasolini, Ragazzi di vita
Levi, Se questo è un uomo
Calvino, Il sentieri dei nidi di ragno
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Usually one novel per week will be read. Writing: 6-8 page paper plus a final exam.

Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ITA 107, ITA 207I, ITA 208 or permission of instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23370 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   East Pyne Building   245   Enrolled:10 Limit:12