Archived - Fall 2015 Courses

ITAL W4502: Italian Cultural Studies I - From Unification to World War I

N. Moe

T/R 10:10-11:25


An interdisciplinary investigation into Italian culture and society in the years between Unification in 1860 and the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on novels, historical analyses, and other sources including film and political cartoons, the course examines some of the key problems and trends in the cultural and political history of the period. Lectures, discussion and required readings will be in English. Students with a knowledge of Italian are encouraged to read the primary literature in Italian.


ITAL W4520: See Naples and Die: Portrait of a City

N. Moe

T/R 1:10-2:25


Explores the cultural history of Naples and the Neapolitans over the past two centuries in diverse areas including literature, film, theatre, and music. Works will include texts by Serao, Croce, Benjamin, Gramsci, De Filippo, and Ortese; films by Rossellini, Rosi, and Pasolini.




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