Italian 260: (LitTrans) Italy and the Invention of America

Tue, Thu 1:00-2:15pm
This 3-credit course will explore the central role played by Italy in the Western European vision of the Americas from Columbus’ voyages to World War II. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a broad variety of works from the late 1500s through the 1950s. Lit Trans 260 provides students with or without an Italian heritage with a unique opportunity to revisit the issue of cultural identity through literary, historical and visual texts.
Prof. Buccini