Units of Study

ITLN1613 - Introduction to Modern Italian Culture

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Giorgia Alu


This Unit will present a variety of twentieth-century Italian texts (short stories, novels, films) and the cultural, social and political developments which constitute their context, from the end of the Second World War up to the 1990s. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the selected texts, and a sound knowledge of and sensitivity towards the major issues which have contributed to the identity of contemporary Italy.


class participation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), 1xclass test (equivalent to 1500wd) (30%), 1xpresentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (25%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week

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