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Art in Bologna from the 15th and 16th centuries. From Giovanni da Modena to the Carracci

History of Art  Syllabus  Prof. Elisabetta Cunsolo

Throughout the centuries, due to its geographic position, Bologna has always been a place where foreigners stopped during their travels to the North or the South of Italy contributing to the spread of new ideas. The cultural and political prestige of Bologna and of many of its personalities is evident looking at its architecture and works of art still present in town.… Continue reading

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Behind the scenes

Theatre   Syllabus    Prof. Gabriele Marchesini

The course takes a general approach to acting styles, providing a direct and in-depth involvement with the Italian language as it mediates between the theory and the practice of theatrical literature, a literature conceived as a recited art rather than as one to be read.
This way, we approach the theatre as protagonists, rather than simply practising our knowledge of another language and culture.… Continue reading

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The Pathos of the body in Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature

Italian Literature   Syllabus  Prof. Vanessa Pietrantonio

In the first half of the 19th century, some European writers opted to avoid realistic descriptions in favor of images that were hallucinatory, ambiguous, murky, vague, or misshapen.  Such images were often housed in infinite or incomplete spaces, in places where horrors were depicted by grotesque figures, painful grimaces, or decomposing bodies.… Continue reading

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Italy’s Path in the World Today. From the Rebirth of Democracy to the Global Economic Crisis: 1945-2012

History   Syllabus    Prof. Alberto Preti

In 1945 Italy was a predominantly agricultural society recovering from twenty years of dictatorship and a military defeat that had devastated the country and altered the collective identity of the Italian people.  In the decades that followed the population of Italy saw their country undergo a rapid period of industrialization, urbanization, and modernization as well as the establishment of a democratic Republic that quickly took root.… Continue reading

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