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IT4013   Modern Italy through Cinema

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module offers a perspective on historical as well as present views/conceptions of Italy, through the study of films by Italian directors such as: Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, Nanni Moretti and Gianni Amelio. There are about twenty screenings of selected cinematic texts in Italian with English subtitles. There is a greater in-depth analysis of between seven and nine films in classes. Students will be encouraged to develop their own critical approach through seminars and discussion. An element of Italian history will inform the module.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr R M Riccobono
Module teaching staff: Dr R Riccobono