Faculty of Arts


Engendered Voices (Texts in English)


In the past decades Italian women writers and filmmakers have achieved wide recognition in Italy. Women writers have been the recipients of all the prestigious literary prizes and their works have been translated into various languages. At the same time many Italian writers are excluded from the official canon, and the distribution of films by Italian women filmmakers is poor.

From pre-feminism to post-modernism, from the search for a lost mother to the search for oneself, this course focuses on the representation and invention of women’s experiences, on women’s social and political conditions and on issues of gender and culture in modern and contemporary Italy.

This course does not require knowledge of Italian: all texts will be read in English and all films have English subtitles. Please note, however, that this course does not count for a major or a minor in Italian.


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Availability 2021

Not offered in 2021; planned for 2022


Lecturer(s) Professor Bernadette Luciano


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ITALIAN 203: 15.0 points


90 points passed


ITALIAN 202, 335

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