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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Paola Bonifazio

Assistant Professor Ph.D., New York University

Paola Bonifazio

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Interests

Italian Cinema; Italian Literature-Modern; Italian Cultural Studies; Film theory and history, including documentary; Futurism; P.P.Pasolini

EUS 347 • Intro To Italian Literature

36475 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm BEN 1.102
(also listed as ITL 321 )
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This course is an introduction to the reading and analysis of Italian literary production. By the end of this course, students will learn of some of the most important cultural issues and literary trends. Students will also lay the foundations for literary analysis and criticism in Italian.

We will examine representative texts in their historical, political, and social contexts, beginning from the Middle Ages to the post-War World II period. We will also read one of the most representative texts of Italian literature, Italo Calvino’s Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno. Some films are also required for this course and will be discussed in class.

Required texts:

Paolo E. Balboni - Anna Biguzzi. Letteratura italiana per stranieri. Nuova edizione. Guerra Edizioni (2005).

Italo Calvino. Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno (1947)

Requirements

Participation (in-class discussion, study questions and book activities): 15%

Weekly Journal: 20%

Oral presentation: 15%

Mid-term Exam: 20%

Final Exam: 30%

Publications

“Documenting Work: Manuela Pellarin’s Non-Fiction Films in the Industrial Veneto.” Studies in European Cinema 8:2 (2012)

“Work, Welfare, Biopolitics: Italian and American Film Propaganda in the Age of Neorealism.” Italianist. 31:2 (2011) 

“Feminism, Postmodernism, Intertextuality: We Want Roses Too (2007).” Literature/Film Quarterly 38:3 (2010)

Bonifazio, P. (2009) Italian Documentary Filmmakers and the Christian Democratic Road to Hegemony.In E. Bolongaro, M. Epstein, & R. Gagliano (Eds.), Creative Interventions: The Role of Intellectuals in Contemporary Italy (pp.46-62). New Castle (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  

Bonifazio, P. (2009). La bestemmia del lavoro: borgate e sottoproletariato scritti e diretti da PierPaolo Pasolini. In B. Lawton & M. Bergonzoni (Eds.), PierPaolo Pasolini: In Living Memory (pp.49-68). Washington D.C.: New Academia Publishing.

 

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Bonifazio, P. and Bellina, E. (Eds.). (2006) State of Exception: Cultural Responses to the Rhetoric of Fear. New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Bonifazio, P. (2001, September) Teatralita e mafia ne I cento passi di Marco Tullio Giordana. Working Papers in Romance Languages and Literature 6.

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