The Mafia in Italian Society, Literature and Film

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Mafia in Italian Society, Literature and Film

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Film Studies, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENG 102

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course aims to explore representations of the Italian Mafia in literature and cinema, with reference also to the Italian-American context. Students will be introduced to the history of the mafia, starting from its beginnings in Sicily, and follow its historical and geographical evolution within, and also outside, Italy. The course will make reference to Italian literary texts as well as Italian and Italian-American cinematic representations of the phenomenon.

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