French and Italian | Modern Italian Literature & Culture
M505 | 27678 | Ciccarelli, Andrea

Topic: Politics & Literature in Italy from the French Revolution to
Modern Times.  In this course we will analyze some of the most
important Italian literary works, beginning with the period of the
French Revolution until the contemporary age, in view of their
relationships with the Italian and European political developments.
We will focus both on an historical and anthropological reading of
the context as well as the texts in question. We will read mostly
fiction, but plays and poetry as well. Amongst the authors involved:
Foscolo, Manzoni, Verga, Pirandello, Calvino; amongst the subjects:
Futurism, Fascism, Lit and Terrorism.