NEW WRITING IN ITALY

ITA3NWI

2015

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-ordinatorBrigid Maher

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 communicate in written Italian at the threshold of language professionalism; ability to report and summarize arguments

Activities:
Critical comment; creative response; essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

02. Ability to participate in class discussions using the appropriate register of Italian; ability to express themselves fluently and convey finer shades of meaning.

Activities:
Leading class discussion; class participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Ability to read with ease most forms of Italian, including linguistically complex texts, specialized articles and literary works.

Activities:
Critical comment; creative response; leading class discussion; essay; class participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Ability to synthesize and perform critical analysis of literary texts and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Critical comment; leading class discussion; essay; class participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Ability to work in pairs or small groups for class discussions and activities, with commitment to shared goals and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
Class participation; leading class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

06. Critical engagement with contemporary Italian literature and knowledge of Italian culture.

Activities:
Critical comment; leading class discussion; essay; class participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Critical comment; creative response; leading class discussion; essay; class participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

08. Understanding of and engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Critical comment; creative response; leading class discussion; essay; class participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Creative response to assigned reading (1,200-word equivalent)30 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Critical comments on assigned reading (800-word equivalent)20 03, 01, 04, 08, 07, 06, 05
Essay (1,400-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
In-class presentation and discussion of assigned reading (600-word equivalent)15 02, 07, 06, 05, 04, 08