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IT3039   Emigrant Nation

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module looks at how the phenomenon of Italian mass emigration has been represented in Italian culture since 1960. Through the study of texts such as Melania Mazzucco's Vita, Carmine Abate's Il muro dei muri, and Laura Pariani's Quando dio ballava il tango, the module looks at how Italian identity is affected by cultural mobility across continents. The texts deal with emigration to a range of different locations - USA, Germany, Argentina, Australia - but the emphasis of the module is on how these texts construct Italy from a distance. The module looks at questions of home and belonging, cultural hybridity, emigrant language, and the various historical forces which prompted Italians to migrate.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Italian Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Professor D E Duncan
Module teaching staff: TBC