It involves independent work by students, a portion of which will be performed online on the textbook Sentieri Vista Higher Learning Supersite. Part of the work will be done in class with your instructor MWF and part will be done online on Tuesdays and Thursdays by reading, listening, completing exercises, posting writing assignments and recording your speech on the Supersite.
There are two instructors assigned to this course. One will be present in class on MWF, and the other will be following your progress online during the T-Th sessions. With the sequence ROIT - , you can reach upper level culture and literature courses in one year. Boyle ROIT is a six-credit hybrid intensive course that combines second and third semesters of Italian Language study, offering both traditional classroom instruction MWF for 50 minutes each and on-line work on the textbook Supersite on TTH.
This course focuses on refining skills in all communicative aspects of Italian: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
By the end of this intensive course, students will be able to better express themselves in Italian, and be culturally aware and engaged users of the language. Serafini This is a one-credit conversation course meant to accompany your regular classroom study of Italian language, literature, and culture. It will not review grammar, but allow you the opportunity to practice your Italian with other language students while considering specific aspects of Italian culture. There will be no written work. The instructor may send articles or assign brief research assignment or vocabulary preparation prior to class to facilitate discussion.
Students are prepared for various cultural and day-today challenges that await them in Italy. Course begins the after Spring Break. Moevs This mini-course in Italian meets one hour per week for group discussions on varied contemporary issues in Italian culture, society, and politics. Conducted in Italian.
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Recommended for students in their third or fourth year of Italian. Moevs In this fifth-semester course you learn to analyze, understand, and appreciate a sampling of great Italian works drawn from the major literary and artistic genres lyric poetry, prose, theatre, music, film, art, architecture, theatre, opera from the Middle Ages to the present, set in their historical context. At the same time you will review and consolidate your grasp of the Italian language at an advanced level.
Counts as a Lit-Culture course. A close examination of the history of Italian cinema reveals the real-life urban complexities beneath the superficial, touristic, and romantic imagery often associated with Italy. This course uses film and other media as lenses to examine the various aspects of contemporary society so that we may more fully understand the urban experience in Italy since the end of World War II.
This course is divided into two sections. The first adopts a geographical approach: we will explore some of the most representative Italian cities such as Rome, Milan, Venice, and Naples. In this section, students will assess the culture of Italian cities through their heterogeneous origins from a mix of republics and city-states through unification in , as well as the more recent homogeneous postwar developments. Some of the questions we will pose include: what is unique to the Italian cityscape and its history?
What is shared, if anything, among Italian cities? How do recent developments dialogue with the historical built environment? Taught in English. Ferri Renowned for its rich past but full of contradictions up to the modern day, Italy has one of the most fascinating histories in the world. Through the study of historical and literary texts, films, and other media, the course seeks to understand the development of modern Italy and its future trajectory. Taught in Italian; counts as a Lit-Culture course.
Moevs Dante's Comedy is one of the supreme poetic achievements in Western literature. It is a probing synthesis of the entire Western cultural and philosophical tradition that produced it, a radical experiment in poetics and poetic technique, and a profound exploration of Christian spirituality.
Dante I and Dante II are an in-depth study, over two semesters, of the entire Comedy, in its historical, philosophical and literary context. Students may take just one of Dante I and II or both, in either order. Lectures and discussion in English; the text will be read in a facing-page translation, so we can refer to the Italian but knowledge of Italian is not necessary.
Counts as an Italian Studies course. LIT - Univ. Baranski Italian film-making continues to be most highly regarded for the films made by directors, such as Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti, who belonged to the Neo-realist movement and who tried to make films that examined the contemporary experiences of ordinary Italians. The films were inspired by the belief that, by presenting a truthful reflection of life in Italy which gave spectators information about the experiences of their fellow citizens, they would lead to greater understanding, and hence to a better society.
Out of those efforts grew a poetry combining the acoustic potentialities of words with emotional restraint and consisting mainly of fragmentary utterances in which words were enhanced by contextual isolation and disruption of syntactic and semantic links. The resultant obscurity compensated poets for loss of influence in a society subservient to dictatorship by turning them into an elite and allowed some, notably Eugenio Montale who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in , to express their pessimism covertly.
The model for these poets was Giuseppe Ungaretti. Born, like the Futurist Marinetti, of Italian parents in the cosmopolitan Egyptian seaport of Alexandria, Ungaretti studied in Paris , where among his friends were the avant-garde poet Guillaume Apollinaire and the painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. In these poems each word is pronounced in isolation, as if a petrified, shell-shocked language had to be invented from scratch. This allusive and hieratic poetry recovers many elements of the tradition and couches them in a splendid but opaque diction.
Thus, what in the s had appeared revolutionary proved later to be only another facet of the formalistic Petrarchan tradition. Against this background of refinement, obscurity, and unreality, only the simple and moving poems of the Triestine poet Umberto Saba preserved an immediate appeal.
This development had been foreshadowed by some writers under fascism. In Alberto Moravia had written a scathing indictment of middle-class moral indifference, Gli indifferenti ; Time of Indifference.
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The Harvesters ; and Elio Vittorini wrote Conversazione in Sicilia ; Conversation in Sicily ; all definitely promised a new literary development. Certain English authors, the homegrown veristi , and the ideas of Marxism were also an influence on postwar authors, to whom in varying degrees the rather imprecise label of Neorealism applied also to postwar Italian cinema was attached.
It was a stimulating time in which to write, with a wealth of unused material at hand. The Estate in Abruzzi ]. The Naked Streets ] and Metello [; Eng. The Priest Among the Pigeons. Literary tastes gradually became less homogeneous. On the one hand, there was the rediscovery of the experimentalism of Carlo Emilio Gadda , whose best works had been written between and For this reason, it is easier to see Italian writing in terms of individual territory rather than general trends. Italo Calvino concentrated on fantastic tales Il visconte dimezzato [; The Cloven Viscount ], Il barone rampante [; The Baron in the Trees ], and Il cavaliere inesistente [; The Nonexistent Knight ] and, later, on moralizing science fiction Le cosmicomiche [; Cosmicomics ] and Ti con zero [; t zero ].
Antonio in Love ]. Meanwhile, Alberto Moravia and Mario Soldati defended their corners as never less than conspicuously competent writers. Moravia generally plowed a lone furrow.
The 20th century
Of his mature writings, Agostino ; Eng. Empty Canvas stand out as particular achievements. Set in Rome during the years —47, the combination of fact and allegory is a tour de force and one of the most remarkable narrative works that came out of Italy after World War II. Palomar , continue to explore the possibilities and limitations of literature and its attempt to represent our world. Paradoxically, of all the forms of writing, poetry seems to be the form that was most vibrant during the second half of the 20th century, although one late 20th-century critic remarked that there might have been more poets in Italy than readers of poetry.
Cucchi and Giovanardi recognized that, in talking about the new poetry, they had to take into account the older, established poets who continued to write and publish verse in their mature years and who inevitably influenced the emerging poets. Poets of the so-called Fourth Generation—from the title of a anthology of postwar verse edited by Pietro Chiara and Luciano Erba—include Erba himself and the poet and filmmaker Nelo Risi, both of them Milanese, as well as the Italian Swiss Giorgio Orelli. Other Fourth Generation poets of note are epigrammatist Bartolo Cattafi; Rocco Scotellaro, poet of the southern peasant and the most convincing practitioner of Neorealism in verse; the eloquent soliloquist and elegant metricist Maria Luisa Spaziani; Umberto Bellintani, who, though he continued to write, quit publishing in ; and the hypersensitive Alda Merini, for whose work critics find the oxymoron Christian paganism, joyful grief, religious eroticism, mortal liveliness a useful figure.
During the s several younger poets began publishing. Trained as a psychoanalyst, Cesare Viviani made a Dadaist debut, but he went on to express in his later work an almost mystical impulse toward the transcendent. Maurizio Cucchi was another Milanese poet and critic assimilable to the linea lombarda ; when faced with the collapse of the greater constructs, he found solace in little things.
Also notable are Mario Santagostini, whose early work described the drab outskirts of his native Milan but who moved on to more metaphysical monologues, and Biancamaria Frabotta, who combined militant feminism with an elevated lyric diction tending toward the sublime. As with previous avant-garde movements, starting with Futurism, the members of the enlarged Gruppo 63 , who insisted on the inseparability of literature and politics, proposed to subvert the inertia of a repressive tradition through a revolution in language. The traditional literary language, they claimed, was the medium of bourgeois hegemony , and a radical change in the language of literature would somehow shake off the oppression of the military-industrial complex and lead to a general social and political liberation.
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This does not seem to have happened, and with the passage of time the members of the group dispersed, going off in different individual directions as their concerns became less public and more personal. He first experimented in this direction when he was invited by Federico Fellini to collaborate on the screenplay of Casanova Another isolated experimental poet was polyglot Amelia Rosselli, who was born in Paris and was a resident of London and New York City before living in Rome.
A musician who developed a complex metrical theory based on notions derived from musical theory, Rosselli published a volume of poetry in English Sleep  in addition to her work in Italian. After her suicide in , the reputation of this troubled poet continued to grow. A remarkable aspect of 20th-century poetry composed in Italy was the proliferation of cultivated poets who rejected what they saw as the pollution, inauthenticity, and debased currency of the national language. They chose to express an up-to-the-minute nonfolkloristic content, not in supraregional standard Italian but in a local dialect, seen as purer or closer to reality.
Italy has always had a tradition of dialect poetry. During the 19th century two of the greatest writers of the period of romantic realism, Carlo Porta and Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, made the oppressed common people of Milan and of Rome, respectively, the protagonists of their works. Actor-playwright Eduardo De Filippo was a prolific author who came into his own after World War II with a series of plays, which included Napoli milionaria! Napoli Milionaria and Filumena Marturano , film ; Eng.
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Filumena , which, though written in his native Neapolitan dialect, paradoxically achieved international success. Among the last champions of the primacy of the written theatrical text were Pasolini and the Milanese expressionist Giovanni Testori, an uncompromising extremist who progressed from narrative fiction to the theatre and from subproletarian Neorealism to violent Roman Catholic mysticism. Otherwise, late 20th-century Italian theatre was dominated more by innovative directors and performers than by noteworthy new plays. The feminine condition both contemporary and historical , autobiography, female psychology, and family history and relationships are among the insistent themes of the remarkable number of accomplished women writers active in Italy throughout the 20th century.
Among those whose writing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries laid the groundwork for subsequent women writers were Milanese popular novelist Neera pseudonym of Anna Zuccari ; Neapolitan journalist Matilde Serao , the best of whose 16 social novels is Il paese di cuccagna ; The Land of Cockayne ; humanitarian socialist poet and fiction writer Ada Negri; and anticonformist feminist activist Sibilla Aleramo pseudonym of Rina Faccio , best known for her autobiographical novel Una donna ; A Woman.
Antifascist Natalia Levi wrote under the last name of her husband, the critic Leone Ginzburg, who died in a fascist jail not long after they were married. Her fiction, best exemplified by Lessico famigliare ; Family Sayings , explores the memories of childhood and middle-class family relationships. In such later novels as Voci ; Voices and Buio ; Darkness she turned to the popular genre of detective fiction to explore the problem of violence against women.
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In in Rome, Maraini founded the feminist theatre collective La Maddalena, for which she subsequently composed more than 60 plays. The case of Gesualdo Bufalino is not dissimilar to that of Satta. He went on to publish several other novels. A truly postmodern phenomenon is that of Umberto Eco , a University of Bologna professor, philosopher, and semiotician who progressed from analyzing genres and deconstructing texts composed by others to synthesizing and constructing his own. Their novel Q ; Eng. Q narrates the clash between Roman Catholic and Protestant religious extremists and opportunists in 16th-century Reformation Europe.
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