Italian Literature and Film
This course will focus on analysing the process of adaptation of a number of Italian novels and short stories from the XIX and XX century into film. The study will concentrate on the transposition of plot and ideology from one genre to the other and on the translation of literary stylistic elements into cinematic discourse and techniques. Some of the authors studied may include Verga, Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Pirandello and some of the directors studied may include Visconti, De Sica and Pastrone. This course will be taught in English. All books read will be in English and films watched will be in Italian with English subtitles. (lec 3) cr 3. PREREQ Ital 2005 or 30 university credits or permission of the instructor.