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ITAL 5569 Twentieth-Century Italy in Fiction and Film (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The class presents a panorama of twentieth-century Italy. Focusing on four distinct historical periods, we will explore the ways in which some of Italy's greatest authors and film directors interpret specific historical events and, more generally, the spirit of the times. The first objective of the class is to introduce the history of the Italian people in the twentieth century. The second is to explore the interpretive functions of literature and film. The final objective is to improve the Italian-language competency of all students.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Laurie Shepard

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Italian
Elective for the Italian major or minor


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13