Seminars

FALL 2019 Graduate Courses

16:560:673 - War and Experience. Twentieth-Century Italian Narratives

Thursdays 4:30pm -7:10pm, Paola Gambarota, gambarot@italian.rutgers.edu

The clash between institutional representations of war (e.g., by government, public media, school) and the lived experiences of war produces the need to make sense of those experiences and to integrate them into public discourse. How was fighting and dying in war legitimized in the twentieth century and what did war mean to those who fought it? This seminar explores the ways in which the arts have been used to frame and understand the modern experience of war. Drawing on classic theories (e.g., Benjamin, White, Fussel, Leed, Barthes, Jameson), we will analyze how cultural and formal paradigms interact with lived historical events in memoirs, fictional narratives, poems, postcards, photographs, and films. Our discussion will concentrate on two themes, namely, the relation between experience and representation and the question of the medium: how did different genres and media affect the articulation of the war experience? Materials include: readings from D’Annunzio, Marinetti, Ungaretti, Saba, Lussu, Remarque, Flaiano, Malaparte, Zangrandi, Rimanelli; films and documentaries (Rossellini and Luce documentaries); illustrations, documentaries, and photographs from the periods considered. TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

16:560:691- Global Neorealism

Tuesdays 9:50am-12:50pm, Rhiannon Welch rhiannon.welch@rutgers.edu

 

 

Baldi, Italian 622

Baldi, Italian 647

Gambarota, Italian 640

Marsh, Italian 610

Marsh, Italian 611

Marsh, Italian 615

Marsh, Italian 616

Vettori, Italian 601

Vettori, Italian 605

Vettori, Italian 662

Welch, Italian 674

Welch, Italian 674