French and Italian | 19TH & 20TH CENTURY ITALIAN LITERATURE, CULTURE & HISTORY
M450 | 27490 | Lèbano, Edoardo


A close reading and discussion of the works of major Italian
literary figures (poets, novelists and playwrights) of the Ottocento
and the Novecento. A particular attention will also be given to the
great cultural achievements of the period in the fields of art and
music, as well as to the Italians’ struggle for the unification of
their country during the Risorgimento and their regained freedom
after the Fall of Fascism. In addition to three written exams,
students will be required to make a presentation in class on a
subject previously agreed upon with the instructor. Active
participation in class discussions will count, together with
attendance, for a third of the final grade.

TEXT: Luigi Pirandello, Pensaci, Giacomino! Edited by Edoardo
A. Lebano and Pazit Barki. Additional material for the course (a
packet) will be prepared by the instructor.