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ITAL 510 A - Seminar in Italian Studies

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Graduate seminar in Italian culture, literature, linguistics, or critical theory. Topics vary. Course Information: May be repeated in the same semester to a maximum of 8 hours as topics vary. May be repeated in separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours as topics vary.

Special Instructions:

Topic: Nation, Ethnicity and Race in Modern Italy. The course explores the rise of nationalism and racism and the resistance against nationalism and racism in the Italian cultural tradition in the 19th and 20th centuries. The main goal of the seminar is to challenge Italian narratives that present Italian nationalism as immune from racial connotations and racism as foreign to the Italian nationalist tradition. The course analyses both literary and non literary sources. A crucial emphasis will be placed on the rise of fascism, the Holocaust and the resistance to fascism. The class is in English.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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