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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.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites ITA2AD4 (Italian Advanced 4) or ITA2BE4 (Italian Beginners 4) or ITA2IN6 or ITA2IN4


Incompatible subjects ITA2NWI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsN/APreliminaryA selection of literary and critical texts will be assigned.N/A

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