Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitItalian Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Raffaele Lampugnani


Previously coded ITA3350


The unit analyses the socio-historical context of modern and contemporary Italy through a reading of novels significant to the undertsanding of Italian culture and society. Attention will also be paid to the theory behind narrative techniques.


The unit seeks to equip students with analytical skills transferable to broader contexts and should enable them to discern how methods of interpretation and preference for certain topics can influence the text. Students will be able to acquire those skills which will enable them to analyse critically a literary text: distinguish between author and narrator, be aware of narrative structures and of the relationship between the reader and the text.


Class test: 20%
Written assignments: 60%
Presentation/seminar work: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

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