ITAL 6628

Mafia Through Lenses of Cinema

The course will analyze the representation of Mafia and Mafiosi in Italian cinema from a historical, sociological and political perspective, situating each film in its cultural background. With the goal to gain a variety of critical tools, the vision and discussion of selected films will be intertwined with analysis of documents and artifacts such as newspaper articles, interviews, documentary clips, literary excerpts and song lyrics. We will organize our screenings, readings and discussions around the following cultural themes: the characterization of the Mafioso, society and a-mafia, government and anti-mafia, mafia and the youth, mafia and woman, mafia’s comedies and mafia today.

Required Texts:
/Mafia/. Nicaso, Antonio - Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2016.
Il Giorno della civetta. Sciascia Leonardo, Baglione A. - La nuova italia editrice, 1993
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections in Summer 2012, LS 3 Week Session I

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6628A-L12 Lecture (Nicaso)