ITALIAN 270 - Language in Action I
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Screening Rome's Margins
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, 233, or 410.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Rome’s ancient glorious heritage, impressive monuments, tasty cuisine and lively streets have always attracted tourists. This class looks at “another” Rome, a chaotic modern city in whose peripheries echo poor, violent and restless voices that shaped how Italians viewed urban identity, contemporary society and their nation. Masterpieces of Italian neorealist cinema (by Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio de Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini) and Pasolini’s hyper-realist novel, Ragazzi di vita are our first guides through Rome’s back alleys. The second half of the course examines various “margins” of today’s Rome. We will watch movies by Ettore Scala, Gianfranco Rosi, Bernardo Bertolucci, Isotta Toso, Simone Brioni, among others. We will also read Afro-Roman memoirs, like Igiaba Scego’s la mia casa è dove sono, and novels like Ubah Cristina Ali Farah’s Il comandante del fiume. This class expands students’ knowledge of Italian literature, cinema and society, as well as enhancing their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. This course is taught in Italian.

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Schedule

ITALIAN 270 - Language in Action I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
  Hybrid
36097
Open
13
 
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MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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