HIST 1335

HIST 1335

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What is fascism? The title of this seminar, "Fascisms," reveals the variety of definitions, interpretations, and applications of the word "fascism." One essay will discuss why fascism succeeded in some countries and not in others.  Daily life under fascist rule in Mussolini's Italy will be another theme.  After reading Rosetta Loy's recollection of her childhood in Fascist Italy, you will write your own first-person account.  Prompted by Carlo Levi's memoir, you will write a letter to your family about your experience as an antifascist in exile.  After the war, you will write a speech to the Union of Italian Women about how women can work to ensure that fascism will never return.  Writing clear and convincing prose is the goal in these and other assignments.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18877HIST 1335  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Alano, J

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.