Representations of Urban Italy
Rome, Florence, and Venice are central to the Western image of the city. With ancient Rome as a model, we will enrich our historical knowledge of these cities and their famous sites. We will explore how literature, urban planning, and the arts represent them. Genres to be explored (in English) will include travel memoirs, classic films (Rome Open City, La dolce vita), adaptations of novels (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Room with a View), “magic realism” (Winterston’s The Passion), detective fiction (Donna Leon, Michael Dibdin), modern and contemporary Italian prose and film (Moravia, Ozpetek’s Facing Windows), and toga epics (Gladiator, Rome). Culinary history and practice will be included. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2012
- Ross Commons Dining B11(RCD B11)
- 1:45pm-2:35pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at RCD B11 (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
7:30pm-9:30pm on Tuesday at RCD B11 (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Patricia Zupan
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW EUR HIS
- View availability, prerequisites, and other requirements.
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