How Movies Tell the Story of Italy

Elective Courses

CINE 240 - How Movies Tell the Story of Italy

ITAL 204
401 |Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia |TR 12-1:30pm |STIT B21
402 |Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia |TR 3-4:30pm |MCNB 285

How has our image of Italy arrived to us?  Where does the story begin and who has recounted, rewritten, and rearranged it over the centuries? In this course, we will study Italy’s rich and complex past and present. We will carefully read literary and historical texts and thoughtfully watch films in order to attain an understanding of Italy that is as varied and multifaceted as the country itself. Lectures, discussions and readings will allow us to examine the problems and trends in the political, cultural and social history from ancient Rome to today. Students will watch films independently.  Readings and discussions will be in English. Students with a knowledge of Italian are encouraged to read available texts in Italian.

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