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ITLN3679: Filming Fiction: The Italian Experience

An examination of the relationship between Italian cinema and fiction. Do they speak a common language? Do they employ comparable techniques? Who copies whom? This unit investigates these and other questions by analysing the adaptation of selected contemporary Italian novels into film.

Code ITLN3679
Academic unit Italian Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level or 2000 level or 3000 level from Italian Studies or 6 credit points at 1000 level or 2000 level or 3000 level from Italian Studies and 6 credit points at 2000 level from: Arabic Language and Cultures or Asian Studies or Chinese Studies or English or European Studies or Film Studies or French and Francophone Studies or Germanic Studies or International and Comparative Literacy Studies or Modern Hebrew or Indonesian Studies or Italian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Modern Greek Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies

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

  • LO1. Critically analyze and contextualize the similarities and differences between the languages of cinema and literary fiction.
  • LO2. Identify new perspectives for the study and interpretation of Italian literary texts and cinema.
  • LO3. Critically analyse the migration of stories and ideas across different historical, geographical and generic areas.
  • LO4. Assess and evaluate comparative tools for the critical analysis of socio-cultural phenomena.
  • LO5. Command an advanced vocabulary and theoretical framework for: the discussion and elaboration of ideas; written communication; critical thinking.

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