Italian Women's Writing
Module code: IT3137
Module co-ordinator: Professor Sharon Wood
Students will be introduced to the theoretical and practical implications of a study of women’s writing in Italy. Texts will be viewed within a shifting social, cultural and political context over the twentieth century. Close readings of individual texts will be complemented by aspects of literary and feminist theory.
Students will have an understanding of the shifting political, legal and cultural status of women over the Twentieth century in Italy. They will gain an understanding of aspects of feminist criticism, and will be encouraged to consider how narrative can explore the complex historical dynamic of women and writing.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Lectures, seminars and students presentations.
- 3,000 word essay
- Three-hour examination
Recommended for purchase:
- Sibilla Aleramo, Una donna (1906)
- Anna Banti, Artemisia (1947)
- Elsa Morante, L’isola di Arturo (1957)
- Dacia Maraini, La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa (1991)