This course, taught in Italian, investigates the intersection between contemporary writers and society in Italy since 1990. We will explore the literary and cinematic expression of themes including but not limited to the following: immigration and racism, the commodification of culture (especially the "no global" movement), the return of the political Right, the disintegration of the Left, youth culture, war, and science fiction. Featured writers and directors include: Amelio, Ammaniti, Campo, Celati, Mabiala Gangbo, Mazzantini, Martone, Nove, Tabucchi, Tondelli, Vallorani, Vassalli.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN Grading Mode: Graded
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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