Modernity in Italy (1880-1945)

The aim of this course is to study the artistic evolution of modernity and modernism in Italy beginning with the fin-de-siècle culture (Verismo writers, Macchiaioli painters, philosophy of Positivism), moving to the so-called Decadence (Giovanni Pascoli and Gabriele D’Annunzio) and the avant-garde of Futurism (Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and some of the manifestos of that avant-garde, painters such as Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini) as its counter-part. The course will then consider some artistic and literary endeavors that proved to be essential to twentieth-century culture such as Italo Svevo and Luigi Pirandello, Hermetic poetry, existentialist (Alberto Moravia) and Neo-realist (Cesare Pavese, Elio Vittorini) writings.

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ITAL 6579

All Sections in Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

ITAL6579A-L16 Lecture (Livorni)