Word, Media, Power in Modern Italy

ITAL 1590 S01 [CRN: 25408]

The role of media (print, news, art, music, photography, cinema, radio, television) in shaping national identity, nationalistic agendas, imperial aspirations, democratic revivals and populist consensus in Italy, from the post-Risorgimento age to the Fascist regime, and from the post-WW2 renaissance to the "decadent" Berlusconi era. The most influential genres and trends in Italian culture, from opera to futurism, from neo-realist cinema and literature to post-modern fashion and industrial design, will be analyzed against the backdrop of the most important social and political turning points of Italian and European history. Taught in English.
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Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
11:00 am - 11:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
04 (May 14, 2014 2:00pm)