Aug 15, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ITAL 317 - Postcolonial Literature (In Italian)

Credits: (3)
Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202  
This course introduces students to one of the most significant developments in Italian arts and etters in recent decades: the emergence of postcolonial, migrant, second-generation and otherwise newly intercultural Italian literature. Throughout the semester we will trace the history of this ever-growing body of work, often broadly (and, as we will explore, problematically) referred to as letteratura migrante in Italian. We will start with its introductory phase in the 1990s, then focus on post-millenial texts. We will also necessarily ground our study in Italy's colonial history, its transition throughout the twentieth-century from a country of emigration to one of immigration, and its emerging identity as a multicultural nation. While we will read select essays on postcolonial theory and Italian migration in English, all primary course readings and discussions will be in Italian.​