Italian Department Summer Graduate Courses 2022
16:560:674 LITERARY RELATIONSHIPS
The Italian Short Story, II
Taught by Dr. Andrea Baldi
This online course focuses on the close-reading of short stories by prominent authors, such as De Amicis, Verga, Messina, Deledda, Negri, Pirandello, Buzzati, Ortese, Rodari, and Scego. We will address key social and cultural issues of the 19th-21st centuries (such as regional cultures, the ‘economic miracle,’ gender conflicts, and migration) as well as literary movements and genres ('Verismo' and the fantastic). Our analysis will be supported by critical readings and a wide array of visual materials (clips from the Web and excerpts from movies by Monicelli and the Taviani brothers). Completion of questionnaires, short papers, participation in a Forum, and a few online one-to-one meetings required. Assignments and most readings will be in Italian; excerpts from a few critical essays will be in English.
16:560: 691 TOPICS ITALIAN LIT CULTURE
Italian Literature and Cinema
An introduction to Italian literature and cinema, with particular attention paid to the process of filmic adaptation. The course, taught in Italian, addresses notions and problems of both literary and cinematic language, style, structure, and themes while analyzing the techniques created to transpose the written text onto the movie screen, and tackles historical, cultural, and gender issues.
16:560:673 LITERARY RELATIONSHIPS
Representing Contemporary Italy in the Classroom
Taught by Dr. Carmela Scala
This online course will investigate texts from contemporary Italian authors of different ethnicities and will explore ways in which we can use these texts in our language classroom (from elementary to advanced level) to promote diversity and inclusion.