LIT300.1 Italian Popular Culture (Fall, Spring)

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 CRS 383.1.

This course has an associated course fee. See the Course Fees webpage for more information.

Department: Literature

Location: Florence

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3