ITAL100 - Italy from the Grand Tour to Popular Fiction and Film

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Section 401 - SEM
Italy from the Grand Tour to Popular Fiction and Film. The course will take students on a virtual Grand Tour of Italy, which we will explore reading travel journals, letters, works of fiction in print and film, as well as through the analysis of works of art and souvenirs from the Italian travels of English speaking tourists and authors, moving through space and time and across different media. We will take off following in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and Rembrandt Peale, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain and Edith Wharton, to arrive at the Italy of Frances Mayes, Dan Brown, and Salman Rushdie. The visual landscape we will tour will include paintings of Italian subjects and movies, from The Black Hand (Wallace McCutcheon, 1906) to Summertime (David Lean, 1955) and My Voyage to Italy (Martin Scorsese, 2001), as well as travel, reality and cooking shows for television.
MWF 0100PM-0200PM