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IT4029   Black Italians

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Availability to be confirmed closer to the time.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module looks at the relationship between Italian identity and whiteness. In the nineteenth century Italian race theorists argued for a close connection between Africa and the Italian South at a time when Italy's colonial adventure was about to start. The fascist publication La difesa della razza tried to protect the nation from contamination by other races but especially Jews. Recent migration to Italy from across the globe has provoked a range of challenges to the nature of Italian identity. Through the study of a range of literary and film texts from the 1860s to the present day, this module explores Italy's abiding concern with protecting its own whiteness from contamination.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1- or 2-hour seminar, film viewing and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

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 teaching staff: Prof D Duncan