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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 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm W   McCosh Hall   10   Enrolled:175 Limit:222
41976 P01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M   McCormick Hall   363   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
43047 P01A 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
43048 P02 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm M   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
43049 P02A 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm M   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
43050 P02B 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm M   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
41977 P03 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43051 P03A 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T   McCormick Hall   274   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
41978 P04 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
41979 P05 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm T   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
43052 P05A 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm T   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
41980 P06 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm W   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43053 P06A 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm W   East Pyne Building   235   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
41981 P07 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:17 Limit:17 Closed
43499 P07A 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   East Pyne Building   235   Enrolled:15 Limit:16