Italian Women Writers

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Italian Women Writers

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Italian Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENG 102 and Junior or Senior standing or permission of the instructor

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course presents an overview of women's fiction in Italy from the turn‐of‐the‐century context, with writers such as Neera and Sibilla Aleramo, to the present day, with Elena Ferrante and Dacia Maraini. The course will examine women’s changing role within Italian society and issues such as sexual violence, motherhood, the search for self‐determination and autonomy and paths to political awareness

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