The “Snow Whites” vs the “Cookie Lyons”. Angel-women and Wicked Witches in the Italian Literature from the Italian Romanticism to the Present Day and in Contemporary Art Forms
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Area of Study
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewSnow White and the wicked witch are more than the leading characters of a children fairy tale: they are feminine types that, alongside with others, such as the femme fatale or the disappointed lover, can be traced in the literature and in different form of arts of every place and time. The course will provide an insight into the major feminine characters portrayed by the most relevant Italian authors and opera composers of the XIX and XX centuries, compared to the most popular heroines of contemporary movies and tv series, such as Snow White, Twilight, Maleficent, The wizard of Oz, Once upon a time, Empire, The vampire diaries. The aim is to depict one of the most lively periods in the Italian modern literature, whose blossoming is strictly related to the city of Milan, providing at the same time a method of analysis of the contemporaneity which can be applied other different sectors.
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