103B. Introduction to Modern Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100. Taught in Italian. Selected modern works of Italian literature, theater, art, and culture from Enlightenment to present. Emphasis on critical methods and skills for analyzing and interpreting wide range of Italian texts and cultural formations in their historical context and in comparison to contemporary and transnational views. Representative authors may include Vico, Goldoni, Alfieri, Beccaria, Rosalba Carriera, Piranesi, Tiepolo, Leopardi, Manzoni, Pirandello, Aleramo, Marinetti, Boccioni, Modigliani, De Chirico, Calvino, Ortese, Pasolini, Franca Rame, and Dario Fo. P/NP or letter grading.