LIT300.2 A World of Difference: Otherness and Diversity in Literature (Fall, Spring)

With modules and readings focusing on ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, physical and mental difference, and the poor and dispossessed, this course examines difference or otherness and allows you to deepen your knowledge of the practical and psychological consequences of exclusion. We will seek answers to three central questions: “What does it mean to be different?” “How does it affect those who are labeled as ‘different’?” “What are the connections among the various forms of difference?” With most readings having an important connection to Italy and/or Europe, the course should also expand your knowledge on Italian and European culture.

Department: Literature

Location: Florence

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3