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ITLN3403: 19th-century Italy: Writers and Society

2023 unit information

What did inspire Italian writers in the nineteenth century This unit explores the dynamic relationship between canonical and non-canonical literary texts and the fascinating period from which they emerged. Students will be introduced to ideas (romanticism, nationalism, realism) and their influence in the nineteenth-century Italian literary and cultural production. Particular attention will be paid to the post-unification period and to texts which reflected the cultural dimension of the new Italy.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Italian Studies

Code ITLN3403
Academic unit Italian Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Italian Studies
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Develop familiarity with aspects of nineteenth-century Italian culture
  • LO2. Develop a critical understanding of a selection of Italian literary texts
  • LO3. Acquire a more sophisticated understanding of the relationship between writers and society in a specific historical period
  • LO4. Assure written and oral communication skills
  • LO5. Master analytical, critical and research skills

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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