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CONTEMPORARY LITERARY CULTURES: ITALIAN NOIR
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectItalian
Number & Suffix: 164 C
Full UC Title: CONTEMPORARY LITERARY CULTURES: ITALIAN NOIR 
Transcript Title: COMTEMP LIT CULTURS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a graduate level course that is part of the Laurea Magistrale program. The course is intended for advanced level students only. Enrollment is by consent of the instructor. Students who write a term paper on a pre-approved topic are awarded one extra unit. Maximum units for the course are six. The course provides critical and cultural awareness in contemporary Italian literature and civilization. Literary texts are analyzed as open shapes, focusing on the relationships between tradition and cultural legacies. The course discusses a corpus of selected prose works through comparative analysis and practice on different methods of interpretation. The topic of the spring term of the 2018-2019 academic year is: Italian Noir. The course aims to present contemporary noir representations, such as transmedia narrative examples that incorporate entertainment experiences on multiple multimedia platforms. Noir has been compared to the Italian realist novel, for its search for the representation of the reality and its ability to describe the dark aspects of a social community. The course highlights the features that allow the “noir all'italiana” genre. The analysis of the production shows how the traditional genre is resumed or reconfigured in texts confronted with a cultural production increasingly dominated by visual culture. In different ways the case studies reflect on how other media, and the relationships with them, give rise to an inquiry into the Italian society that portrays literature as civil engagement. Required readings: ROMANZO CRIMINALE by De Cataldo, LA FEROCIA by Nicola Lagioia, IL SOGNO DI VOLARE by Carlo Lucarelli, CATTIVI SOFFETTI by Daniele Brolli, CINACITTÀ by Tommaso Pincio, NARRARE AL TEMPO DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE by Roberto Rossi, and CRIMINI E MISFATTI LA NARRATIVA NOIR ITALIAN DEGIL ANNI DUEMILA by E. Mondello. The course is based on traditional lectures with student participation in discussions. Students are invited to present specific materials of some of the texts and authors. The course also includes the use of audiovisual materials, and a guest lecture series on specific topics related to course topics. Assessment is based on a final oral exam whose aim is an evaluation of the student’s critical and methodological ability. Students are invited to discuss the texts on the course and must demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the bibliography in the syllabus. 
Language of Instruction: Italian
 
Partner Title: CULTURE LETTERARIE DELLA CONTEMPORANEITÀ (1) (LM) 
Partner University Department: Italianistica, culture letterarie europee, scienze linguistiche 
Partner University Course Number: 85121