Topic: From Boccaccio to Sandra Petrignani. To this day, the short story reflects an artistic vibrancy that resounds in daily concerns of the various regions of Italy. The long and rich tradition of the Italian short story will be studied both thematically and geographically, investigating historical and contemporary typologies of the genre. Readings will include short stories by Giovanni Boccaccio, Matteo Bandello, Antonfrancesco Grazzini, Isabella Teotochi Albrizzi, Giovanni Verga, Italo Svevo, Luigi Pirandello, Grazia Deledda, Dino Buzzati, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino, and Sandra Petrignani. Taught in Italian.