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    Vassar College
  Jan 21, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ITAL 222 - Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Italian Culture

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
Topic for 2017/18b: Italian Cinema and Society: Contemporary Italy. The course introduces students to the transformation of Italian society from the second half of the 20th century to the present through its cinematic representation: movements of protest in the Sixties, the political terrorism of the Seventies, the crisis of ideology in the Eighties, the fall of the First Republic and the emergence of Berlusconi in the Nineties, globalized crime and post-ideological forms of social commitment in the new millennium. While previous experience with film studies is not required, the course is designed to train students to approach film critically and become familiar with the basic terms of film analysis in Italian. The viewing and discussion of films is accompanied by critical readings and regular writing practice. Films by Marco Bellocchio, Nanni Moretti, Matteo Garrone, and Marco Tullio Giordana, among others. The course is conducted in Italian. Films are in Italian with English subtitles. Simona Bondavalli.

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 217 ITAL 218  or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods accompanied by film screenings.

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