Introduction to twentieth-century Italian popular culture applying the theories of cultural studies plus the use of history and sociology. We focus on the influence of mass culture on young people during the last century and using the lenses of media in order to investigate the Italian “pop market” and its impact on society. Magazines, cinema, radio, television, music, arts will be analysed, and we will pay special attention to their contribution in shaping young people’s identities. We will also focus on cultures of revolt and the relationship between young people and political institutions and parties.
Meets with LIT 300.1.
Course fee: covers day trip to Genoa; Florence site visits (2023-24 fee =$90).
Department: Communications and Rhetorical Studies
Semesters: Fall, Spring