French and Italian | Seminar in Italian Literature
M450 | 27558 | Scalabrini, Massimo

Title: Italian Short Stories (from the Middle Ages to the Present)
This course will focus on the rich and diverse tradition of the
Italian short story. We will analyze the nature and transformations
of this genre throughout the centuries. Special attention will be
paid to thematic as well as formal issues in the short stories and
novellas of, among others, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Verga, Pirandello
and Fenoglio. Students will write three short essays during the term,
participate in an oral presentation, take five quizzes and a final
exam. The class will be conducted in Italian. A reader will be
available. Prerequisite: M308 or consent of instructor. May be
repeated for up to 12 credit hours with different topics. Fulfills A
& H requirement.