ITAL300 - TOPICS: ITALIAN CULTURE: ITALIAN WOMEN'S WRITING

Section Description: 
This course will explore Italian women's writing through a variety of documents, literary texts, and works of art from the twentieth century to the present. Although marginalized by the establishment and often excluded from the literary canon for a long time, these writers have responded to the social, political, and cultural changes of modern and contemporary society. Students will examine themes related to gender, the representation of female identity, the mother and daughter relationship, and the construction of a female genealogy. Moreover, students will focus on women's writing that challenges patriarchal models and practices, affirms women's social and economic freedom, and elaborates models of political engagement. Course materials will include works by Aleramo, Negri, Deledda, Banti, Ortese, Masino, Ramondino, Rame, Battaglia, Maraini, Ferrante, and Murgia among others. Course taught in Italian. Readings in Italian. Prerequisites: Italian 201 or equivalent.
Day and Time: 

MW 1200PM-0130PM

Section ID: 
ITAL300301
Title (text only): 
TOPICS: ITALIAN CULTURE: ITALIAN WOMEN'S WRITING
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2022A
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
300
Section Number Only: 
301
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL300