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ITAL 8825 Italian Novel of the Novecento (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The novel is arguably the primary literary form of the Twentieth Century. Italy offered a unique path of experimentation and exploration in this genre, with the psychoanalytical works of Italo Svevo, the magic realism of Dino Buzzati, and the historical works of Elsa Morante, up to the revolution of experimental form led by Italo Calvino. This course analyzes the evolution of the Italian novel, from the late 1900s to the end of the last century, offering a new understanding of this genre through a comparative, interdisciplinary and trans-historical perspective.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mattia Acetoso

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Italian
Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor


Last Updated: 14-Jan-15