This course examines the Italian armed resistance against Fascism particularly during the last two years of World War II, and its continuing importance in post-war Italy. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach to analyze how the representation of the Resistance in literature and film have evolved, with reference to numerous literary and cinematic works. The course aims also at inspiring reflections on the relevance of rethinking the history of that period in light of present political developments in Italy and Europe. This course may be applied toward the major or minor in Italian (please speak with an advisor for more information). Taught in English.
Formerly, "Italian Studies: Fascism, Resistance, and Reconstruction"