ITAL100 - Blood, Sweat and Pasta: Italian-American Literature

Section Description: 
This course traces the evolution of the Italian/American experience, from the shores of Italy, to American cities and firmly rooted in American suburbs. Through the literature of Italian-American authors we will consider the challenges and rewards of immigration, acculturation, and assimilation, not just for Italians, but for all immigrants coming to America. Works of Italian-American authors, such as: Pascal D'Angelo (Son of Italy), John Fante (Ask The Dust); Mario Puzo (The Fortunate Pilgrim); Pietro di Donato (Christ in Concrete); Jerre Mangione (Mount Allegro); Helen Barolini (Umbertina), Tina De Rosa (Paper Fish,) Francine Prose (Household Saints), Albert Innaurato (Gemini), and Tony Ardizzone (In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu.) will inform our discussions. In addition, we works by Italian authors such as Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi and short stories of Leonardo Sciascia, will help us understand the conditions that compelled so many individuals to leave their homes and the world that they knew. We will supplement readings and discussions with films and other media, when appropriate. We will also take a tour of Philadelphia’s Italian market to help uncover the rich history of Italians in the City of Brotherly Love. First-year seminars can count toward the major and minor in Italian.
Instructors: 
PELLICONE, FRANK
Day and Time: 
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Room: 
HARRISON COLLEGE HOUSE M20
Section ID: 
ITAL100401
Title (text only): 
Blood, Sweat and Pasta: Italian-American Literature
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2019C
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
100
Section Number Only: 
401
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL100