ITAL 1113

ITAL 1113

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

The Jewish community of Rome is the oldest one in all of Europe, dating back to 200 B. C., and the authors of some of the most important twentieth century works of Italian literature are Jewish.  In this course we will examine how some of these writers (Moravia, Bassani, Primo Levi, Carlo Levi, Ginzburg, Sereni, Bruck, Loewenthal, Janaczek, Elkann and Piperno) have articulated the self against the background of the historical events that have shaped the past hundred years; two world wars and different social movements of the pre- and post- WWII eras.  This seminar includes two film screenings.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session.  Combined with: JWST 1913

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18311 ITAL 1113   SEM 101

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