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ITAL V 1121y Intensive Elementary Italian

No previous knowledge of Italian required. May be used toward the fulfillment of the language requirement. An integrated course with oral-aural practice, reading and conversation, this course covers two semesters of elementary Italian in one.
Prerequisites: Limited enrollment.
6 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ITAL V1121
ITAL
1121
21456
001
TuTh 12:10p - 2:00p
613 HAMILTON HALL
F 12:10p - 2:00p
507 HAMILTON HALL
B. Spinelli 12 / 18 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: ITAL V1121
ITAL
1121
20067
001
TuThF 12:10p - 2:00p
613 HAMILTON HALL
B. Spinelli 16 / 16 [ More Info ]

ITAL V 3335x or y Advanced Italian I

Written and oral self-expression in Italian; brief papers and oral reports on a variety of topics, including films and literature; grammar review.
Prerequisites: V1201-V1202 or equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ITAL V3335
ITAL
3335
71433
001
TuTh 6:10p - 7:25p
507 HAMILTON HALL
P. Palumbo 17 / 16 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: ITAL V3335
ITAL
3335
11046
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
F. Franze 4 / 18 [ More Info ]

ITAL V 3337y The Language of Laughter: Advanced Italian through Film Comedy (Advanced Italian II)

Students will develop advanced language competence while analyzing and discussing Italian comedies and how they reflect changing Italian culture and society. Films by Monicelli, Germi, Wertmuller, Moretti Sodini and others.
Prerequisites: ITAL V3335 or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ITAL V3337
ITAL
3337
26680
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
509 HAMILTON HALL
F. Beneduce 16 / 18 [ More Info ]

Literature and Culture Courses




ITAL V 3642x or y Italian Film: Imagining the Nation

Explores the representation of national identity in Italian cinema from the Facist era to the present. Examines how both geography and history are used to construct an image of Italy and the Italians. Special focus on the cinematic representation of travel and journeys between North and South. Films by major neo-realist directors (Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti) as well as by leading contemporaries (Moretti, Amelio).
Corequisites: Cap at 25. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

CLIA V 3660y Mafia Movies: From Sicily to The Sopranos

Examines representations of the mafia in American and Italian film and literature. Special attention to questions of ethnic identity and immigration. Comparison of the different histories and myths of the mafia in the U.S. and Italy. Readings include novels, historical studies, and film criticism.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: CLIA V3660
CLIA
3660
01766
001
W 6:10p - 10:00p
TBA
N. Moe 30 [ More Info ]

ITAL V 3993x or y Senior Thesis Seminar

Advanced research seminar for senior Italian majors aimed at guiding them in the writing of their thesis. Readings and discussions will encourage reflection on the significance of doing scholarship within a specific disciplinary context as well as the challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary research. Thesis topic to be chosen in consultation with the instructor; a second faculty member may be the primary director of the thesis.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor required.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ITAL V3993
ITAL
3993
00308
001
TBA N. Moe 0 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: ITAL V3993
ITAL
3993
82199
001
TBA J. Cavallo 0 [ More Info ]
ITAL
3993
07698
002
TBA N. Moe 1 [ More Info ]

ITAL G 4110x Representations of the South in Modern Italian Literature

Literary representations of the Italian South from the late nineteenth century to the present. Special attention to the symbolic importance of the South in modern Italian culture. Short stories and novels by Verga, D'Annunzio, Pirandello, Alvaro, Levi, Lampedusa, and Sciascia.
Prerequisites: Open to qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

ITAL W 4252x Antonio Gramsci: Literature, Culture, Power

Examines the writings of Antonio Gramsci and their influence on literary criticism, cultural studies, and filmmaking. Includes works by Luigi Pirandello, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Pier Paolo Pasolini; criticism by Raymond Williams, Edward Said, Stuart Hall; films by Luchino Visconti, the Taviani Brothers, Pasolini. - N. Moe
Prerequisites: Open to undergraduates with permission of the instructor. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

ITAL W 4502x or y Italian Cultural Studies I: From Unification to World War I

An interdisciplinary investigation into Italian culture and society in the years between Unification in 1860 and the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on novels, historical analyses, and other sources including film and political cartoons, the course examines some of the key problems and trends in the cultural and political history of the period. Lectures, discussion and required readings will be in English. Students with a knowledge of Italian are encouraged to read the primary literature in Italian. - N. Moe
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ITAL W4502
ITAL
4502
09528
001
Tu 10:10a - 11:25a
237 MILBANK HALL
Th 10:10a - 11:25a
227 MILBANK HALL
N. Moe 7 [ More Info ]

ITAL W 4503y Italian Cultural Studies II: From World War I to the Present

An interdisciplinary investigation into Italian culture and society in the years between World War I and the present. Drawing on historical analyses, literary texts, letters, film, cartoons, popular music, etc., the course examines some of the key problems and trends in the cultural and political history of the period. Lectures, discussion and required readings will be in English. Students with a knowledge of Italian are encouraged to read the primary literature in Italian. - N. Moe
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: ITAL W4503
ITAL
4503
81697
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
N. Moe 9 [ More Info ]

ITAL W 4520x or y See Naples and Die: Portrait of a City

Explores the cultural history of Naples and the Neapolitans over the past two centuries in diverse areas including literature, film, theatre, and music. Works will include texts by Serao, Croce, Benjamin, Gramsci, De Filippo, and Ortese; films by Rossellini, Rosi, and Pasolini. - N. Moe
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points


Cross-Listed Courses

Comparative Literature (Barnard)

V3660 Mafia Movies: From Sicily to The Sopranos

Italian

V1101 -V1102 Elementary Italian

W1101 -W1102 Elementary Italian

V1201 -V1202 Intermediate Italian

W1201 -W1202 Intermediate Italian I and II

V1203 Intensive Intermediate Italian

W1221 -W1222 Intermediate Conversation

W1311 -W1312 Advanced Conversation

V3333 Introduction To Italian Literature, I

V3334 Introduction To Italian Literature, II

V3336 Advanced Italian II: Italian Language & Culture

W4000 Stylistics

W4012 The Theory and Practice of Writing: Laboratorio di scrittura

G4050 The Medieval Lyric: From the Scuola Siciliana To Dante

G4089 Petrarch's Canzoniere

W4091 -W4092 Dante's Divina Commedia I & II

G4120 Futurism and Beyond: F.T. Marinetti's Poetry, Narrative, and Drama

W4255 Foundations of the Italian Novel, 1840-1900

G4340 Italy's Southern Question: Geography, Culture, Power

G4390 Gender and Literary Identity: the Experience of Italian Women Writers 1870-1930

G4391 Challenging Genres, Gendering Fiction: the Experience of Italian Women Writers, 1945-90

G4405 Poetry, Poetics, and Contemporary Society, 1945-Present