The “Snow Whites” vs the “Cookie Lyons”. Angel-women and Wicked Witches in the Italian Literature from the Italian Romanticism to the Present Day and in Contemporary Art Forms

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The “Snow Whites” vs the “Cookie Lyons”. Angel-women and Wicked Witches in the Italian Literature from the Italian Romanticism to the Present Day and in Contemporary Art Forms

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Snow White and the wicked witch are more than the leading characters of a children fairy tale: they are feminine types that, alongside with others, such as the femme fatale or the disappointed lover, can be traced in the literature and in different form of arts of every place and time. The course will provide an insight into the major feminine characters portrayed by the most relevant Italian authors and opera composers of the XIX and XX centuries, compared to the most popular heroines of contemporary movies and tv series, such as Snow White, Twilight, Maleficent, The wizard of Oz, Once upon a time, Empire, The vampire diaries. The aim is to depict one of the most lively periods in the Italian modern literature, whose blossoming is strictly related to the city of Milan, providing at the same time a method of analysis of the contemporaneity which can be applied other different sectors.

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