ITA 312 / VIS 445

Fascism in Italian Cinema

Elisa Dossena and Gaetana Marrone-Puglia

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This course, conducted in English, is a study of Fascism through selected films from World War II to the present. Topics include: the concept of Fascist normality; Racial Laws; the role of women and homosexuals; and the opposition of the intellectual left. Films include: Bertolucci’s “The Conformist”, Fellini’s “Amarcord”, Rossellini’s “Rome Open City”, Rosi’s “The Truce”, Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful”, and Wertmüller’s “Seven Beauties”. The approach is interdisciplinary and combines the analysis of historical themes with an in-depth cinematic reading of the films.

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