EXCITING COURSES SPRING 2015!
ITAL1020 – Boccaccio’s Decameron – CRN#24246
Close study and discussion of Boccaccio's collection of 100 tales told by ten young Florentines over a period of two weeks, while in flight from the devastating plague of 1348. The Decameron defined the standard of Italian prose narrative for four centuries and deeply influenced Renaissance drama. We will also pay particular attention to visualizations and adaptations of the Decameron into a variety of media, from manuscript illumination to painting, theatre and film. Students will contribute to the Decameron Web, the award-winning Boccaccio web site administered by the department of Italian Studies. Sections in English and Italian. Enrollment limited to 40. WRIT
ITAL1390 – Modern Italy – CRN#25120
Examination of Italian society, culture, and politics over the past two centuries. Topics include: the struggle to unify Italy in the 19th Century; the creation of a national identity; the political role of the Catholic Church; changing family life and gender relations; conflict between North and South; Mussolini and the fascist ventennio; and the struggle for political stability over the past 50 years.
ITAL1400P – The Southern Question and the Colonial Mediterranean- CRN#25884
Instructor: Professor Nicola Perugini – Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Italian and Middle-East Studies, Cogut Center for the Humanities . TU 4-6:30PM
ITAL1400Q – From Neoralism to Reality TV – CRN#26307
This course explores the development of the aesthetic of reality in audiovisual media from film to television and portable screens in the context of modern Italian history while tackling notions of the pervasive infiltration of mass mediatic imagination into reality.
HIST1430 (ITAL1431) – Truth on Trial, Negotiating Justice in Italy – 1400-1800-CRN#24186
ITAL2050 - Microhistory – CRN#24178
Microhistory emerged in the 1970s in Italy, but was quickly embraced by scholars across the globe. Microhistory questioned totalizing explanations of historical change; rejected anachronism in all forms; and recovered the voices of individuals left out of traditional historical narratives. This course explores and critiques the method. Participants write an article in their area of interest, informed by microhistory.
Italian Studies Colloquium - 25226 - ITAL 2820 - S01
The Italian Studies Colloquium is a forum for an exchange of ideas and work of the community of Italian scholars at Brown and invited outside scholars. Students are expected to come prepared with informed questions on the topic presented. Presentations in both Italian and English. Written permission required.Instructor: Massimo Riva - W. 5:30-7:00PM
ITALIAN0200 - Elementary Italian
ITAL0200 - S01 – 23830
ITAL0200 S02 – 23831
ITAL0200 S03 – 23832
ITAL0300 Intermediate Italian I
ITAL0300 - S01 – 24715
ITAL0400 Intermediate Italian II
M.,W. 1:00- :50 PM and T.,Th. 12:00-12:50PM
ITAL0400 S02 – 23835
ITAL0600 Advanced Italian II - 23837