19th-century Italy: Writers and Society (ITLN3403)


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.

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


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

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Senior credit points from Italian Studies

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.