Italian Short Stories: Texts and Contexts (ITLN3678)


This unit will examine the genre of short stories in contemporary Italian literature from a literary, social and historical perspective. We will focus on issues of love, sexuality, gender, the economic boom, and migration. Textual and literary analysis will be combined with the development of aural/oral and written skills in Italian.

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1500wd in class Oral Presentation (25%), 1x1500wd in class written test (25%), 1x500wd in class written test (10%), 1x2500wd final Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ITLN1612, ITLN1632, ITLN1202, ITLN1302, ITLN2611, ITLN2631



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