Italian

http://italian.barnard.edu/

320 Milbank Hall  
212-854-5418 / 212-854-5481 / 212-854-8312
Department Assistant: Sondra Phifer

Mission

The Italian Department seeks to provide students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the language, literature, and culture of Italy; it aims to enrich students' understanding of Italian culture through an interdisciplinary curriculum; it offers students the advantages of closely supervised work with its faculty. Through its full intergration with the Columbia University Italian Department, the Barnard Italian Department aims to provide a wide range of courses covering Italian literature and culture from Middle Ages to the present.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with an Italian major should be able to attain the following outcomes:

  • Write, speak, read, and listen in Italian at the intermediate-high level in Italian language and carry-on an everyday conversation;
  • Identify and discuss the historical significance of major cultural works such as film, novels, plays, and opera;
  • analyses of Italian literary texts and films at an advanced level;
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of Italian literature and culture;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major texts and authors in the Italian literary tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present;
  • Knowledge of the historical, political, cultural and literary aspects of the North/South divide in Italy;
  • Conduct original research on a literary or cultural topic project culminating in a 30-40 page thesis, successfully demonstrating an advanced level of textual and/or historical interpretation and the coherent presentation of an argument.

Undergraduate instruction in Italian has long been fully and successfully integrated among the various undergraduate schools-Barnard College, Columbia College, and the School of General Studies. All courses are open to Barnard students. The Advanced Italian courses, though part of the requirement for a major in Italian, are open to all qualified students whose main goal is to improve their competence in the language.

A major in Italian offers the advantages of closely supervised work for a small number of students. Through the senior tutorial, students pursue research in a chosen area of Italian culture under the guidance of a specialist.

The courses given in English have no prerequisites and are open to students majoring in other departments who nevertheless wish to study Italian literature and culture.

The Barnard Italian office is located in 320 Milbank, and the Columbia department is housed in 502 Hamilton.

Graduate courses are open to qualified students with permission of the instructor.

Chair: Nelson Moe (Associate Professor)

Other officers of the University offering courses in Italian:

Professors: Teodolinda Barolini, Jo Ann Cavallo (Chair), Elizabeth Leake
Assistant Professors: Pier Mattia Tommasino, Konstantia Zanou
Senior Lecturers: Maria Luisa Gozzi, Barbara Spinelli, Carol Rounds (Hungarian)
Lecturers: Felice Italo Beneduce, Federica Franze, Patrizia Palumbo, Alessandra Saggin

Requirements for the Major

The courses in Italian are designed to develop proficiency in all the language skills and to present the literary and cultural traditions of Italy. The program of study is to be planned as early as possible.

The following courses are required unless advanced standing is attained in the Department placement examination:

Select one of the following:6-8
Elementary Italian I
and Elementary Italian II
Intensive Elementary Italian
Select one of the following:6-8
Intermediate Italian I
and Intermediate Italian II
ITAL UN1203Intensive Intermediate Italian6

Ten courses above ITAL V1202 Intermediate Italian II or ITAL UN1203 Intensive Intermediate Italian are required for the major, including:

Select one of the following:6
Introduction To Italian Literature, I
and Introduction To Italian Literature, II
Italian Cultural Studies I: From Unification to World War I
and Italian Cultural Studies II: From World War I to the Present
ITAL UN3335Advanced Italian3
ITAL UN3336Advanced Italian II: Italian Language & Culture3
or ITAL UN3337 Advanced Italian Through Cinema
ITAL V3993Senior Thesis/Tutorial3
Plus at least five more courses in Italian including and numbered above ITAL V3333-ITAL V3334

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of five courses is required for the minor, to be selected from courses including and numbered above ITAL UN3333 Introduction To Italian Literature, I.

Language Requirement

The language requirement can be fulfilled with ITAL UN1101 Elementary Italian I-ITAL UN1102 Elementary Italian II and ITAL V1201 Intermediate Italian I-ITAL V1202 Intermediate Italian II or ITAL UN1121 Intensive Elementary Italian-ITAL UN1203 Intensive Intermediate Italian (or their equivalents). Students who have taken courses in Italian elsewhere (whether in high school, in college, or both) but not at Barnard or Columbia, must take the Italian placement test before registering for any Italian course. The test is given during the preregistration period in 502 Hamilton. Please call 854-8312 or 854-2308 for hours and date.

Elementary and Intermediate Language Courses

ITAL UN1101 Elementary Italian I. 4 points.

Limited enrollment.

Same course as ITAL V1101-V1102.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 1101 001/16657 T Th F 11:40am - 12:55pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Alessandra Saggin 4 12/16
ITAL 1101 002/71300 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
509 Hamilton Hall
Umberto Mazzei 4 8/16
Fall 2017: ITAL UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 1101 001/26813 M W F 8:40am - 9:55am
511 Kent Hall
Alex Cuadrado 4 11/16
ITAL 1101 002/73498 M T W Th 9:10am - 10:00am
313 Hamilton Hall
Tylar Colleluori 4 16/16
ITAL 1101 003/10758 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
254 International Affairs Bldg
Claudia Sbuttoni 4 10/16
ITAL 1101 004/17673 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
404 Hamilton Hall
Isabella Livorni 4 9/16
ITAL 1101 005/66836 M T W Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
511 Hamilton Hall
Catherine Bloomer 4 14/16
ITAL 1101 006/13089 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Christina Mcgrath 4 13/16
ITAL 1101 007/22011 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
511 Hamilton Hall
Marco Sartore 4 6/16
ITAL 1101 008/63470 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Patrizia Palumbo 4 16/16

ITAL UN1102 Elementary Italian II. 4 points.

Limited enrollment.

Prerequisites: ITAL V1101 or the equivalent.

Introduction to Italian grammar, with emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 1102 001/62561 T Th F 8:40am - 9:55am
507 Hamilton Hall
Felice Beneduce 4 10/16
ITAL 1102 002/68396 M T W Th 9:00am - 9:50am
509 Hamilton Hall
Claudia Sbuttoni 4 13/16
ITAL 1102 003/17945 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
607 Hamilton Hall
Felice Beneduce 4 9/16
ITAL 1102 004/75611 M T W Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
511 Hamilton Hall
Lorenzo Mecozzi 4 9/16
ITAL 1102 005/25068 M T W Th 1:00pm - 1:50pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Christina Mcgrath 4 14/16
ITAL 1102 006/70616 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
502b Hamilton Hall
Felice Beneduce 4 2/16
ITAL 1102 007/28406 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Nicole Krieg 4 14/16
ITAL 1102 008/76474 M T W Th 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A36 Union Theological Seminary
Beatrice Mazzi 4 4/16
Fall 2017: ITAL UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 1102 001/71728 M T W Th 9:00am - 9:50am
254 International Affairs Bldg
Margaret Scarborough 4 2/16
ITAL 1102 002/12675 M T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Alessandra Saggin 4 8/16

ITAL UN1121 Intensive Elementary Italian. 6 points.

Limited enrollment.

No previous knowledge of Italian required. An intensive course that covers two semesters of elementary Italian in one, and prepares students to move into Intermediate Italian. Grammar, reading, writing, and conversation. May be used to fulfill the language requirement only if followed by an additional two (2) semesters of Italian language. ITAL V1201x-V1202y, or ITALV1203y and ITAL V3333, V3334, V3335, or V3336, for a total of three(3) semesters of Italian Language.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 1121 001/62442 T Th F 12:10pm - 2:00pm
507 Hamilton Hall
Barbara Spinelli 6 9/16
Fall 2017: ITAL UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 1121 001/12635 T Th F 12:10pm - 2:00pm
507 Hamilton Hall
Barbara Spinelli 6 9/16

ITAL UN2101 Intermediate Italian I. 4 points.

Limited enrollment.

Prerequisites: ITAL V1102 or W1102, or the equivalent. If you did not take Elementary Italian at Columbia in the semester preceding the current one, you must take the placement test, offered by the Italian Department at the beginning of each semester.

A review of grammar, intensive reading, composition, and practice in conversation. Exploration of literary and cultural material. Lab: hours to be arranged.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 2101 001/17439 T Th F 8:40am - 9:55am
511 Hamilton Hall
Federica Franze 4 6/16
ITAL 2101 002/77292 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
613 Hamilton Hall
Federica Franze 4 11/16
Fall 2017: ITAL UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 2101 001/69513 T Th F 8:40am - 9:55am
511 Hamilton Hall
Luca Naponiello 4 3/16
ITAL 2101 002/13056 M T W Th 9:10am - 10:00am
507 Hamilton Hall
Alessandra Saggin 4 13/16
ITAL 2101 003/61087 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
511 Hamilton Hall
Federica Franze 4 8/16
ITAL 2101 004/71804 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
507 Hamilton Hall
Lorenzo Mecozzi 4 10/16
ITAL 2101 005/61287 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
507 Hamilton Hall
Nicole Krieg 4 9/16
ITAL 2101 006/21458 M T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Alessandra Saggin 4 7/16

ITAL UN2102 Intermediate Italian II. 4 points.

Limited enrollment.

Prerequisites: ITAL V1201 or W1201, or the equivalent. If you did not take Elementary Italian at Columbia in the semester preceding the current one, you must take the placement test, offered by the Italian Department at the beginning of each semester.

A review of grammar, intensive reading, composition, and practice in conversation. Exploration of literary and cultural material. Lab: hours to be arranged. ITAL V1202 fulfils the basic foreign language requirement and prepares students for advanced study in Italian language and literature.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 2102 001/16526 T Th F 8:40am - 9:55am
315 Hamilton Hall
Alessandra Saggin 4 7/16
ITAL 2102 002/68181 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
511 Hamilton Hall
Alessandra Saggin 4 6/16
ITAL 2102 003/73027 T Th F 11:40am - 12:55pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Patrizia Palumbo 4 8/16
ITAL 2102 004/20976 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
511 Hamilton Hall
Patrizia Palumbo 4 10/16
ITAL 2102 005/63433 F 10:10am - 11:25am
507 Hamilton Hall
Massimiliano Delfino 4 1/16
ITAL 2102 005/63433 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
323a Thompson Hall (Tc)
Massimiliano Delfino 4 1/16
ITAL 2102 006/26645 M T W Th 5:10pm - 6:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Carlo Arrigoni 4 16/16
Fall 2017: ITAL UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 2102 001/73978 T Th F 8:40am - 9:55am
509 Hamilton Hall
Felice Beneduce 4 9/16
ITAL 2102 002/17047 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
509 Hamilton Hall
Beatrice Mazzi 4 8/16

ITAL UN2121 Intensive Intermediate Italian. 6 points.

Limited enrollment.

Prerequisites: ITAL V1102 or the equivalent, with a grade of B+ or higher.

An intensive course that covers two semesters of intermediate Italian in one, and prepares students for advanced language and literature study. Grammar, reading, writing, and conversation. Exploration of literary and cultural materials. This course may be used to fulfill the language requirement if preceded by both V1101 and V1102. Students who wish to use this course for the language requirement, and previously took Intensive Elementary, are also required to take at least one of the following: ITAL V3333, V3334, V3335, or V3336, for a total of three (3) semesters of Italian Language.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN2121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 2121 001/29344 T Th F 10:00am - 11:50am
501 Hamilton Hall
Maria Luisa Gozzi 6 2/16

ITAL UN2221 Intermediate Conversation. 2 points.

Prerequisites: ITAL W1112 or sufficient fluency to satisfy the instructor.
Corequisites: Recommended: ITAL V1201-V/W1202 or ITAL W1201-W1202.

Conversation courses may not be used to satisfy the language requirement or fulfill major or concentration requirements. Intensive practice in the spoken language, assigned topics for class discussions, and oral reports.

Advanced Language and Literature/Culture Courses

ITAL UN3333 Introduction To Italian Literature, I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Italian II ITAL UN2102 or the equivalent.

UN3334x-UN3333y is the basic course in Italian literature.

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UN3333: This course, entirely taught in Italian, introduces you to Medieval and early modern Italian literature. It will give you the opportunity to test your ability as a close-reader and discover unusual and fascinating texts that tell us about the polycentric richness of the Italian peninsula. We will read poems, tales, letters, fiction and non-fiction, travel writings and political pamphlets. The great “Three Crowns” - Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio -  as well as renowned Renaissance authors such as Ludovico Ariosto and Niccolò Machiavelli, will show us the main path to discover Italian masterpieces and understand the European Renaissance. But we will also explore China with Marco Polo and the secrets of the Medieval soul diving into the mystical poems by Jacopone da Todi. We will study parody and laughter through the “poesia giocosa” (parodic poetry) by Cecco Angiolieri and the legacy of Humanism through the letters of Poggio Bracciolini. This first overview will allow you to explore Italian literature from its complex and multicultural beginnings to its diffusion across Europe during the Renaissance.

Fall 2017: ITAL UN3333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 3333 001/25274 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
305 Union Theological Seminary
Pier Mattia Tommasino 3 5/18

ITAL UN3334 Introduction To Italian Literature, II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ITAL V1202 or W1202 or the equivalent.

V3334x-V3333y is the basic course in Italian literature. V3334: Authors and works from the Cinquecento to the present. Taught in Italian.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN3334
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 3334 001/21701 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
509 Hamilton Hall
Lynn MacKenzie 3 6/18

ITAL UN3335 Advanced Italian. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ITAL V1202 or W1202 or the equivalent. If you did not take Intermediate Italian at Columbia in the semester preceding the current one, you must take the placement test, offered by the Italian Department at the beginning of each semester.

Written and oral self-expression in compositions and oral reports on a variety of topics; grammar review.  Required for majors and concentrators.

Fall 2017: ITAL UN3335
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 3335 001/69255 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Felice Beneduce 3 10/16

ITAL UN3336 Advanced Italian II: Italian Language & Culture. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ITAL V3335

Advanced reading, writing, speaking with emphasis on authentic cultural materials. Topic and semester theme varies.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN3336
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 3336 001/16111 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Patrizia Palumbo 3 3/16

ITAL UN3337 Advanced Italian Through Cinema. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: ITAL V3335.

Students will develop advanced language competence while analyzing and discussing Italian film comedies and their reflection of changing Italian culture and society. Films by Monicelli, Germi, Moretti, Wertmuller, Soldini and others.

Fall 2017: ITAL UN3337
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 3337 001/29569 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
522b Kent Hall
Federica Franze 3 5/16

ITAL UN3338 Italiana. Introduction to Italian Culture, the High, the Low, and the In-between. 3 points.

"Italiana. Introduction to Italian Culture, the High, the Low, and the In-between" aims at expanding the students' knowledge of Italian culture and improving and refining their language skills, through writing, reading, speaking, and listening. This is a content based course in which the students familiarize with the most crucial moments of Italian history and are exposed to the issues that are currently debated in Italy, such as national identity, immigration, emigration, homoparental family, and the truthfulness or deceptiveness of the brand Made in Italy. Naturally, considerable attention is given to the distinctive geographical, economical, and cultural traits of Italian regions and their cities. The students apply their communicative skills in Italian by conversing with the Italian students currently registered at Columbia University and by conducting interviews within New York's Italian communities on the subjects studied and discussed in class.

ITAL UN3590 Anatomy of Fantastic Fiction: The Uncanny, the Monstrous and the Other in Modern and Contemporary Italy. 3 points.

What is a fantastic text and what renders it "scandalous" (R. Caillois)? How do nineteenth-century fantastic tropes and motifs survive in present-day narratives? What assumptions about "real" and "reality" do they reveal? How can fantastic representations of the inexplicable, supernatural and inhuman shape and enrich our understanding of the human mind and the world around us? And finally, why are we so fascinated by that which frightens us? In this course, we will address these and many other questions by looking at short stories, films, TV shows and comic books from the Italian and other traditions, from the 19th century to the present day. The course will be loosely chronological, but will be based mainly around thematic units. Through a comparative approach, we will explore the relationship between the fantastic mode and notions such as the uncanny, the repressed and the unconscious. We will look at our primary texts through an interdisciplinary lens spanning literary theory and genre studies to psychoanalysis and reader-response theory. Some primary texts are only available in Italian; however, accommodations can be made for non- Italian speakers.

Spring 2017: ITAL UN3590
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 3590 001/83279 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
608 Lewisohn Hall
Irene Bulla 3 7/15

ITAL UN3642 Road Trips: Travel in Italian Cinema. 3 points.

This course meets Wednesdays from 6:10-10:00 in 225 Milbank Hall.

Explores the representation of national identity in Italian cinema from the Facist era to the present. Examines how both geography and history are used to construct an image of Italy and the Italians. Special focus on the cinematic representation of travel and journeys between North and South. Films by major neo-realist directors (Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti) as well as by leading contemporaries (Moretti, Amelio).

Fall 2017: ITAL UN3642
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 3642 001/02651 W 6:10pm - 10:00pm
225 Milbank Hall
Nelson Moe 3 6/25

ITAL UN3993 Senior Thesis/Tutorial. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the faculty adviser's permission.

Senior thesis or tutorial project consisting of independent scholarly work in an area of study of the student’s choosing, under the supervision of a member of the faculty.

ITAL GU4005 Rapid Reading and Translation. 3 points.

Restricted to graduate students.

For graduate students and others who need to develop their reading knowledge of Italian. Open to undergraduate students as well, who want a compact survey/review of Italian structures and an approach to translation. Grammar, syntax, and vocabulary review; practice in reading and translating Italian texts of increasing complexity from a variety of fields, depending on the needs of the students. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Note: this course may not be used to satisfy the language requirement or to fulfill major or concentration requirements.

ITAL G4050 The Medieval Lyric: From the Scuola Siciliana To Dante. 3 points.

This course maps the origins of the Italian lyric, starting in Sicily and following its development in Tuscany, in the poets of the dolce stil nuovo and ultimately, Dante. Lectures in English; text in Italian, although comparative literature students who can follow with the help of translations are welcome.

ITAL G4059 19th-Century Italian Short Fiction: Verga and Pirandello. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

A close reading of a selection of short stories (novelle) by two authors, with reference to the social and historical environment of southern Italy.

ITAL G4079 Boccaccio's Decameron. 3 points.

ITALIAN MAJORS AND ITALIAN DEPT GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR SECTION 001.

While focusing on the Decameron, this course follows the arc of Boccaccio's career from the Ninfale Fiesolano, through the Decameron, and concluding with the Corbaccio, using the treatment of women as the connective thread. The Decameron is read in the light of its cultural density and contextualized in terms of its antecedents, both classical and vernacular, and of its intertexts, especially Dante's Commedia, with particular attention to Boccaccio's masterful exploitation of narrative as a means for undercutting all absolute certainty. Lectures in English; text in Italian, although comparative literature students who can follow with the help of translations are welcome.

ITAL GU4089 Petrarch's Canzoniere. 3 points.

This course presents a reading of Petrach's Canzoniere and a theory of the lyric sequence as a genre. In this course we examine Petrarch as he fashions himself authorially, especially in the context of Ovid, Dante, and previous lyric poets. We bring to bear ideas on time and narrative from authors such as Augustine and Ricoeur in order to reconstruct the metaphysical significance of collecting fragments in what was effectively a new genre. We will consider Petrarch's lyric sequence in detail as well as read Petrarch's Secretum and Trionfi. Lectures in English; text in Italian, although students from other departments who can follow with the help of translations are welcome.

Spring 2017: ITAL GU4089
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 4089 001/87646 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
501 Hamilton Hall
Teodolinda Barolini 3 12/20
ITAL 4089 002/87846 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
501 Hamilton Hall
Teodolinda Barolini 3 0/30

ITAL GU4100 Narratives of Modernity. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

In revisiting two major authors of the Italian modern novel, the course investigates the relation between fiction and the "conditions of modernity" (personal risk, anxiety and lack of control on reality, secularization, to name a few). Special attention will be paid to the response of the novelistic discourse to modernity, and to Italy's peculiarly peripheral position in the modern world. Primary texts will be read in Italian, while theoretical references will be in English.

Spring 2017: ITAL GU4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 4100 001/67765 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
501 Hamilton Hall
Elizabeth Leake 3 4/20

ITAL GU4395 Fifty Years of Impatience: The Italian Novel between 1950-2000. 3 points.

The course examines some of the most important novels that belong to Italy's period of major social and economic transformations. Only after WWII Italy finally becomes a modern nation, i.e. a republic based on truly universal suffrage, and an industrialized country. Such accelerated progress, though,causes deep social instability and mobility which obviously results in heavy psychological pressures on the people: adaptation becomes crucial and inevitable. Fiction therefore resumes the task to represent such awkwardness of integration into a modern bourgeois society that, contrarily to its European and American counterpart, is extremely tentative and insecure per se, since it's political identity has extremely precarious grounds. Among other authors, primary readings include Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's The Leopard and Italo Calvinos's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. Primary Readings in Italian.

Spring 2017: ITAL GU4395
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 4395 001/22577 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
501 Hamilton Hall
Elizabeth Leake 3 7/30

ITAL GU4502 Italian Cultural Studies I: From Unification to World War I. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).

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.

Fall 2017: ITAL GU4502
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 4502 001/09528 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
302 Milbank Hall
Nelson Moe 3 5

ITAL GU4503 Italian Cultural Studies II: From World War I to the Present. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).

An interdisciplinary investigation into Italian culture and society in the years between World War I and the present. Drawing on historical analyses, literary texts, letters, film, cartoons, popular music, etc., 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.

Spring 2017: ITAL GU4503
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ITAL 4503 001/04473 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
325 Milbank Hall
Nelson Moe 3 6

ITAL GU4725 Pirandello and Modern Drama. 3 points.

The course will examine the foundations of modern drama and stage representation by analysing Luigi Pirandello's plays and theoretical works in close comparison with the major authors and drama theorists of the XIX century, including Bertolt Brecht, August Strinberg, and Jean Genet.