Italian Mysteries and the New Italian Epic

1350A [CRN: 14945]

"New Italian Epic" describes a body of literary works published in Italy between 1993 and 2010. Blending fiction and non-fiction, many of these works investigate shady aspects of Italian history and society, such as organized crime and political corruption. The term has also been applied to cinematic works such as Garrone's film Gomorrah (based on Saviano's best seller of the same name) and other multi-media hybrids such as TV series and "narrative theatre." We will explore this textual/visual mini-corpus, within the context of the Berlusconi era. Taught in Italian.
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