Identity in Fascist Italy

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Identity in Fascist Italy

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History, Multicultural Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENG 101

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This interdisciplinary course examines the dictatorship that ruled Italy between 1922 and 1943. It will address the relationship between culture and politics, public and private, Fascist biopolitics; anti--Fascism; fascist colonialism and racism; the cult of Mussolini; and Fascist-era feminities and masculinities. Secondary sources will be combined with reading of primary texts, such as Fascist speeches and anti-Fascist novels, and viewing of newsreels and films produced during Fascism. Later literary and cinematic works depicting the period will also be studied.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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