Supports researching the key aspects of Italy’s past and present, contextualized within historical, political, and artistic frameworks. Topics of study include World Wars, Economic Booms and Crises, Organized Crime, Gastronomy.
The course involves the study of key aspects of Italy’s past and present, contextualized within historical, political, and artistic frameworks. Topics of study include World Wars, Economic Booms and Crises,Organized Crime, Gastronomy.
Survey and contextualize contemporary and historical Italian cultural touchstoneswithin political, social, and artistic frameworks.
Probe and unravel stereotypes of Italian culture to assess how they reinforce or challenge norms with particular emphasis ongender and socio-economic development.
Identify and analyze a topic of interest for research that will situate and evaluate its impact in Italian culture either past, present orfuture.
Recognize convergent and divergent aspects with the students' own cultural experiences within and beyond their own sociallocation.
Tracing Italian life and art through several themes - viewing and spectatorship, fantasy, passion, justice, reputation, and lifestyles - White offers new ways of perceiving an ancient cultural tradition in the twenty-first century.
Many immigrants arrived in the new world with only a vague sense of nationality. In Italy, their identity had been primarily connected with their villages. In Toronto, a more emphatic sense of Italian nationalism developed.
Fascism dominated politics and society in the 1920s and 1930s and resulted in one of the world’s most destructive wars. The enormity of the suffering has led to an interest in fascism and its origins, with the hope that understanding what it is and why it occurred will prevent it from happening again.
Women’s writing in Italy has gradually come to the forefront of academic interest and scholarly inquiry as a result of ongoing research, specifically undertaken in the Anglophone world, since the 1990s. Groundbreaking on every front, no history of women’s writing in Italy can underestimate the contributions of Virginia Cox’s Women’s Writing in Italy: 1400–1650, The Prodigious Muse: Women’s Writing in Counter-Reformation Italy, and her anthology of Italian women’s lyric verse, Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance.
Italian military history presents certain special features, particularly for non-Italian scholars. Once a subject that was almost the exclusive prerogative of the military, which followed the traditional guidelines of the histoire bataille, the influence of Fascism in the 1920 and 1930s and Italy’s defeat in World War II delayed the development of the nation’s military history along modern and wider approaches, as happened in other countries.