Identity in Fascist Italy
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
European Studies, History, Multicultural Studies, Political Science
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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.
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