The Female Character in Italian Contemporary Literature and Culture

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Female Character in Italian Contemporary Literature and Culture

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    English, Italian Culture, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    The course will provide an insight into the major feminine characters portrayed in Italian literature and culture of the XIX and XX centuries concerning texts and other peculiar forms of Italian arts, as cinema and opera. The students will have the opportunity to explore different literary archetypes comparing them with contemporary stereotypes on women’s role in society welcoming a comparative approach. From the femme fatale to the “angel of the house”, from the disappointed lover to the maternal role, the course will develop an awareness of continuities and differences in representing femininity in contemporary culture with a special focus on the Italian background. Its purpose will be to encourage a critical approach to contemporary society throughout selected material and by involving students’ participation.

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