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IT5013   Italian Literary and Cultural Contexts (20)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

A young country with a long history, the problem of defining what it means to be Italian predates the formation of the nation state and remains unresolved in the 21st century. This module, a more compact version of the 40 credit module that is compulsory for Italian M.Litt students, investigates diverse notions of identity through a variety of cultural production in Italian from the 13th century to the present day. Definitions of Italy and Italians have been largely constructed and located in its literature and culture, so the close study of texts, visual culture, and film is fundamental for understanding both the contemporary and historical reality of Italy. Issues explored in the module will be tailored to fit individual student interests and may include: gender, sexuality, race, language, borders, and regional identities.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take IT5011

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Seminars and occasional lectures.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%


Personnel

Module teaching staff: various