NEW WRITING IN ITALY

ITA3NWI

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The strong worldwide impact of globalization of the last few decades has introduced new economic and cultural challenges in Italy. The aim of this subject is to analyze and understand how the late-20th-century process of transformation in Italian society has been reflected in literary production. Students will read and study a number of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, dealing with aspects of contemporary Italian life and society, and have the opportunity to learn more about Italy today, and about the way Italian writers use their craft to respond to important social issues. This subject intends to highlight the main traits of a 'new' literature that is enriching the Italian cultural horizon: texts produced in Italian by writers who originally belong to other cultures and who have chosen Italy as destination of their migration, as well as texts exploring Italy's place in the world and its interaction with other cultures.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ITA3005 or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAmiche per la pellePrescribedWadia, LEDIZIONI E/O
ReadingsScontro di civilta' per un ascensore a piazza VittorioPrescribedLakhous, AEDIZIONI E/O

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to read most forms of Italian, including linguistically complex texts, specialized articles and literary works, to develop and evaluate arguments, and to be able to write critically about such texts

Activities:
Critical comment 1; critical comment 2; essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Ability to speak about Italian culture and literature using the appropriate register of Italian

Activities:
In-class presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Familiarity with Italian contemporary culture and society, and in particular with the role of literature and intellectual engagement

Activities:
Critical comment 1; critical comment 2; creative response; essay; in-class presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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