Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Certificate (FHEQ level 4)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To introduce students to some of the key periods in Italian cultural history, to study the main developments in late 19th century literature and post-war Italian cinema. To familiarise students with basic concepts of narrative in film and literature, while linking these to their historical context.
At the end of the unit students will be able to:
* understand the importance Italy's cultural and artistic heritage.
* understand the importance of Neorealism in Italian post-war film;
* analyse critically two key films of the Neorealist movement.
* understand how a prose text works in terms of point of view, time, character, etc.
Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are taught and assessed in this unit. Skills in effective learning are developed in this unit.
Developments in Italian culture since the Middle Ages. Literature from Romanticism to Verismo. The Neorealist cinema, the key films of this movement and their critical reception. A contemporary short story.
PL10791 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies