Units of Study

ITLN3403 - 19th-century Italy: Writers and Society

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Giorgia Alu


What did inspire Italian writers in the nineteenth century? This course explores the dynamic relationship between canonical and non-canonical literary texts and the fascinating period from which they emerged. Students will be introduced to ideas (romanticism, nationalism, realism) and their influence in the nineteenth-century Italian literary and cultural production. Particular attention will be paid to the post-unification period and to texts which reflected the cultural dimension of the new Italy. This unit will be taught in English.


1x1500wd class test (30%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), 1xclass presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%)


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


12 Senior credit points from Italian Studies


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