Middlebury
header image

ITAL6515

Politcs &Society Fascist Italy

Politics, Culture and Society in Fascist Italy

This course will study how the totalitarian fascist program planned to reshape Italians and Italian Culture and the role played by literature, cinema, documentaries. The national program for youth development as well as the magazines aimed at young adults and children will also be examined. The course will present an overview of the “autarkical campaign,” imperialism, and the anti-Semitic campaign, as elements that contributed to construction of the totalitarian fascist model.

Required texts:Emilio Gentile, Il culto del littorio. La sacralizzazione della politica nell’Italia fascista, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2009. ISBN - 88-420-6323-1
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, La cultura fascista, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004.
ISBN - 88-15-09633-7

Mariolina Graziosi, La donna e la storia: identità di genere e identità collettiva
nell'Italia liberale e fascista
, Napoli, Liguori, 2000. ISBN - 88-207-3021-9
Vito Zagarrio, Cinema e fascismo. Film, modelli, immaginari, Venezia, Marsilio, 2004.
ISBN - 88-317-8063-8
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2010

ITAL6515A-L10 Lecture (Pignotti)