Dec 07, 2023  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ITAL 320 - Fascism in Italy (In English)

Credits: (3-4)
College Curriculum: COLL 200
Domain (Anchored): ALV
Domain (Reaching Out): CSI
Did Fascism end in 1945 or does it persist today? When you hear someone say, “He’s a fascist,” what do they mean? Is Fascism typically or somehow endemically Italian? In this course, we will try to answer these and other questions by looking at the cultural, social, and political phenomenon of Italian Fascism from its origin in the late 1910s to its demise in the mid 1940s. We will study the genesis of Fascism as an Italian phenomenon by looking at the literary sources (propaganda essays, novels, pamphlets, journal articles), films (The old guard 1934, The Conformist 1961) and documentaries produced at the time. Lastly, we will account for the legacy of fascism in Italy and across other cultures and societies.