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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2005

ITL 322L • TRADITION AND CHANGE IN CONTEMPORARY ITALY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35350 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
BEN 1.106
FRIZZI

Course Description

This course will examine key moments in the birth and development of modern and contemporary Italy through an interdisciplinary approach. We will draw on a variety of materials--poetry, theatre, fiction, history and journalism, films, art, comics and music -- to identify the social and political aspects that have been most influential in shaping the cultural identity of Italy as we know it today.

Grading Policy

semester project ( 2 papers) 25% two exams 50% quizzes, presentations and participation 25%

Texts

Paul Ginsborg, A History of Contemporary Italy Renata Viganó, L'Agneseva a morire Dacia Maraini, Donna in gerra Dario Fo, Morte accidentale di un anarchico Packet of photocopied materials

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