ITALIAN 422 - Politics and Literature
Section: 001 Versions of Autonomy in Italy and Latin America
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course departs from the recognition of certain potentially productive similarities between the cultures of modern Italy and modern Latin America. From this point of departure we will examine fiction, poetry, and film (and maybe some other things) that center around the relation between childhood and adulthood and on the passage from childhood to adulthood. Focusing on the treatment of these themes in the materials of the course, we may begin to explore related topics such as innocence, experience, imagination, knowledge, authority, and autonomy, all with an eye toward the political and/or ethical implications of the various ways of conceiving these topics and the relationships among them. Students should possess reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in either Italian or Spanish. We'll be reading in the original language when possible, alternatively in Spanish or Italian translation, and, as a last resort, in English translation. Class discussions will be in English.

This class counts toward the Spanish literature requirement for Spanish concentrators.

ITALIAN 422 - Politics and Literature
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001 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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