CRN

14256

Distribution

D

Course No.

ITAL 106

Title

Intensive Italian

Professor

Nina Cannizzaro

Schedule

Mon Wed Fr  11:30 am - 12:30 pm     OLIN 205        Tu Th            11:30 am -  1:25 pm      OLIN 205

(8-credits) This course covers the basics of Italian language and culture in a single semester, and is followed by a month of study in Italy for which students can earn an additional 4 credits (location for June 2004 TBA; past trips included Bologna, Venice, Florence). No previous knowledge of Italian is assumed, but the rapidly-paced course favors students who have successfully studied another foreign language. All students must obtain instructor's permission to enroll (contact cannizza@bard.edu or x7377); priority will be given to first-year students and future concentrators. Student schedules must be able to accommodate two required weekly afternoon tutorials (60 mins/ea., tba). Following the intensive course, students can then enroll in 200-level courses in Italian literature or culture, all of which are designed to improve oral and written skills while concurrently reviewing first-year grammar.

 

CRN

14220

Distribution

A/D

Course No.

ITAL 233

Title

Italian Cinema/World Cinema

Professor

Joseph Luzzi

Schedule

Tu Th            11:30 am - 12:50 pm     LC 118

Cross-listed: Film Studies

This course will consider the impact of what is arguably Italy's greatest contribution to international art in the 20th century: the Italian film tradition, especially Neorealism.  Individual case studies will include the French discovery of Neorealism and its subsequent influence on the Nouvelle Vague and Cinema Vérité; the presence of Neorealism in the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami; and the role of Italian cinema in Hollywood, especially in the "Spaghetti Western" genre.  Italian directors we will discuss include Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Nanni Moretti.  The course is conducted in Italian and will include both a weekly review session with the tutor and a weekly film screening.

 

CRN

14221

Distribution

B/D

Course No.

ITAL 267

Title

Contemporary Italian Literature and its Diasporas

Professor

Joseph Luzzi

Schedule

Tu Th            10:00 am - 11:20 am     LC 118

This course will study the major literary trends in Italy today--including the resurgence of dialect poetry, highly rarified lyric, the detective novel, and politically engaged poetry--as well as the international spread of the Italian language as a significant literary medium.  Students will read works in Italian by writers both in contemporary Italy and in the Italian-language diasporas where Italian functions as either a prinicipal or parallel means of cultural communication.  Our focus on writers outside of Italy will include Italian-speaking areas in Switzerland as well as Italian literary movements in Africa, the Americas, Australia, and Asia.  The course is conducted in Italian and will include a weekly review session with the tutor.