MODERN ITALIAN THEATER
16:560:655:G1:84244
WTHFMT; 7/12-7/25; 8:30 AM-12:30 PM; MU-112
CHILLEMI

This course on Italian Theater combines a traditional approach to canonical literary texts of the Italian dramatic tradition with an interdisciplinary slant aimed at bringing together creative writing, editing, directing, and performing.  Plays by Machiavelli, Ariosto, Goldoni, Pirandello, and Dario Fo are read, discussed, and analyzed, both from a literary and a performative stand.  Another, more inventive portion of the class consists of writing and putting on an original play created by the class: through consecutive steps the students jointly create a play of their own, write it, then learn the part assigned them, rehearse the play, and finally perform it at the end of the semester in the course of a public show.  While remaining a class on Italian literature, this course will give students the opportunity to continue the ongoing process of learning and practicing Italian language skills at an advanced level. All materials used in class may be adapted for instruction at the K-12 level. Specifically addressed to MAT students. Advanced undergraduate majors or minors of Italian welcome.  Conducted in Italian.


PROBLEMS IN LITERARY RELATIONSHIPS: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
16:560:674:J1:84245
WTHFMT; 7/26-8/8; 1:30-5:30 PM; MU-113
PASCALE

An investigation of the rich tradition of children’s literature in Italian will be the focus of this course.  Texts by Morlini, Straparola, Collodi, de Amicis, Rodari will be read through the lens of modern and contemporary theories on the topic.  The role of magic symbols and fantastic prodigies will be interpreted by using the jungian approach of Marie Louise von Franz.  Readings of canonical texts will include Pinocchio and “The Cat in Boots.”  All materials used in class may be adapted for instruction at the K-12 level. Specifically addressed to MAT students. Advanced undergraduate majors or minors of Italian welcome.  Conducted in Italian.