The Italian Short Story

FRIT-M450 — Fall 2021

Massimo Scalabrini
ED 3284
Days and Times
9:25A-10:40A TR
Course Description
By focusing on the tradition of the short story, this course aims to explore the long history of Italian culture. We will analyze the transformations of this genre throughout the centuries, from the times of Boccaccio and Machiavelli to the present day, paying attention to thematic as well as formal issues. The lens of the short story will magnify some of the questions and dilemmas that have shaped Italian culture and contributed to its great diversity: language/dialect; center/periphery; urban/rural; ancient/modern; catholic/secular; local/global. The class will be conducted in Italian. All the materials will be made available on Canvas.

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