Oct 27, 2021  
Catalogue 2019-2020 
Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ITAL 381 - Gender Effects: Women in Italian Cinema

1 unit(s)
Through analysis of various filmic portrayals of the female body, narratives of female subjectivity, articulations of female desire, and experiments with female and feminist agency, we raise questions about female characters in Italian cinema, and the gendering significance of formal cinematic features. We study such films as Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Mamma Roma, Federico Fellini’s City of Women, Lina Wertmüller’s Love and Anarchy, Bernardo Bertolucci’s Besieged, Pappi Corsicato’s Libera. Readings of pertinent works from feminist film theory in English and Italian. Roberta Antognini.

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 220 ITAL 222;  or ITAL 217 , ITAL 218  with the permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2019/20.

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