Creative Italian Storytelling: from Literature to Cinema to other Forms of Fiction

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creative Italian Storytelling: from Literature to Cinema to other Forms of Fiction

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, Italian Culture, Literature, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Adaptations have long been a mainstay of Hollywood, Cinecittà and the television networks. Many of the most successful international films are indeed adaptations of novels, plays or true-life stories.
    We will analyze some of the most important adaptations of Italian Literature for the seventh art. We will try to discover masterpieces of Italian Cinema, understanding the changes from the source material to the new text and identifying the resistance of literature.

    This course includes a creative experience through literature and cinema: the writer?s lab. Each student will be given tools to write a story and develop it into a short film screenplay.

    This course provides the student with a new knowledge of Italian humanities, from literature to theatre, from cinema to biography. It is a great opportunity to discover the Italian culture through the arts of time: poetry, literature, playwriting and screenwriting. And also a great opportunity to learn creative techniques in writing.

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