Contemporary Italian Literature - in Italian

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Italian Literature - in Italian

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Italian, Literature

  • Language Level


  • Prerequisites

    This section taught in Italian, students must have completed at least three to four semesters of Italian language. All enrolled students must take the Italian placement test.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is an introduction to contemporary Italian literature from Neorealism to the present time: in particular we will read novels, short stories, essays and poetry. as in all countries of the Western world, the post-war period in Italy was a time of enormous development, upheaval and change that completely transformed Italian society. the strong worldwide impact of globalization of the last few decades has introduced in Italy as well new economic and cultural challenges. the aim of the course is to analyze and understand how the process of transformation in Italian society has been reflected in the literary production. Some of the authors discussed will include: Cesare Pavese, Italo Calvino, Dacia Maraini, Oriana Fallaci, Umberto Eco, Antonio Tabucchi, Alessandro Baricco, Roberto Saviano.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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