Spring 2020 - ITAL 400 D100

Topics in Italian Literature: Contemporary Prose, Poetry and Theatre (4)

Contemporary Italian Prose, Poetry, Theatre

Class Number: 1667

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SWH 10075, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 5008, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ITAL 300 or permission from the instructor.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The complexity of modern Italy and its language are explored through the lens of contemporary literature.

COURSE DETAILS:

The course will examine the complexity of modern Italy and its language through a variety of  authors on the contemporary literary scene. The selection of short stories, poetry, plays written by major authors such as Ammaniti, Baricco, Maraini , Benni, Camilleri, Eco, Severgnini, Fo will provide the literary material for an exploration of a range of topics including youth, family, politics, women’s voices, northern and southern identity, integration. Writing and conversing in Italian will be enhanced by the in-depth study and analysis of the individual texts and related themes. All coursework will be done in Italian.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Upon the successful completion of the course the student will be able to
·         Develop a broad vision and first hand knowledge of Italian contemporary literature and genre.
·         Become familiar with textual analysis and different types of narrative constructs in an Italian context.
·         Consolidate communicative competence, reading and writing skills on topics relating to the issues present in the literary texts

Grading

  • TBA

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

TBA

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