ITAL3021

Contemporary Italian literature

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

ITAL2002. Italian II.2

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Elecitve Course


This course introduces students to some of the most prominent Italian writers of the 20th century and their literary masterpieces. These include Primo Levi, Alberto Moravia, Cesare Pavese, Italo Calvino and Pier Paolo Pasolini. The works of contemporary writers, such as Antonio Tabucchi, Susanna Tamaro, and Andrea Camilleri are considered. The selection of texts will also serve as a basis for discussion of various aspects of Italian culture and society. Students are required to read excerpts from these texts in their original language.

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