Spring 2020 - ITAL 400 D100
Topics in Italian Literature: Contemporary Prose, Poetry and Theatre (4)
Class Number: 1667
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
The complexity of modern Italy and its language are explored through the lens of contemporary literature.
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
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