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IT4028 The Twentieth-century Italian Novel

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module will look at a wide range of novels written over the course of the twentieth century in Italy in an attempt to chart representations of and reactions to the concept of modernity, as well as to examine the implementation and subvertion of related modern narrative innovations in such works. Following a broad introduction to the literary context of the Italian twentieth century, we will proceed thematically, looking at questions of identity, genre (the subversion of typical forms), experimentation, gender and queer narratives.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving Italian

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr E Bond
Module teaching staff:Dr E Bond