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ITAL 8821 I Ritratti Femminili Nella Letteratura Italiana (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

We will examine portrayals of women in modern and contemporary Italian literature from Verga to Morazzoni, and discuss these representations in relation to the place and role of woman in the changing social landscape and intellectual life of the times. Attention will be brought to the question of freedom, love, and women's positions in the family and society. We will also focus on the literary convention authors write within and against; the stylistic strategies of dramatizing the protagonists individual identities, and whether we can we distinguish between points of view in depiction of women protagonists by male and female authors.


Instructor(s): Rena A. Lamparska

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in Italian.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13