ITAL 3890

ITAL 3890

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

In this seminar, we will read Alberto Moravia's Agostino (194), Italo Calvino's Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno (1947), and Natalia Ginzburg's Caro Michele (1973).  These three short novels, all by prominent twentieth-century Italian authors, address issues ofyouth, self-discovery, and political conflict.  As we engage in an in-depth reading of these author's lucid prose, we will grapple with questions about subjectivity, sexuality, and censorship, and we will explore how the authors push the boundaries of traditional coming-of-age narratives, telling a private and public history of contemporary Italy through its silences and growing pains.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ITAL 2202 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

Comments Students who have taken ITAL 3890 previously are permitted to re-take the course for credit, provided that the readings are different.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16454 ITAL 3890   SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: ITAL 2201 or permission of instructor. Students who have taken ITAL 3890 previously are permitted to retake the course for credit, provided that the readings are different.