Anni settanta: Fiction and Film – Spring 2014 Duke

This graduate course (independent study) will look at a range of the diverse and important Italian literary works and films produced in the seventies. The students will discuss how the works react to earlier movements, as well as how the works respond to the events of this tumultuous decade. We will discuss, among other issues, problems of periodization, memory culture, historical engagement in film and literature, the exploration of Fascism and the Holocaust, and issues of gender. We will read works by Morante, Fo, Fallaci, Ginzburg, Sciascia, Tabucchi, Primo Levi, Calvino, Manganelli, Sgorlon, and Ortese, as well as cover films by Rosi, Petri, Antonioni, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Fellini, Cavani, and Wertmüller.

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