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Fall 2012

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101. Elementary Italian I
Anna Rein M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Sills-205
Three class hours per week, plus weekly drill sessions and language laboratory assignments. Study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and spoken Italian.

101. Elementary Italian I
Anna Rein M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Sills-205
Three class hours per week, plus weekly drill sessions and language laboratory assignments. Study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and spoken Italian.

101. Elementary Italian I
Anna Rein M 11:30 - 12:25, W 11:30 - 12:25, F 11:30 - 12:25 Sills-205
Three class hours per week, plus weekly drill sessions and language laboratory assignments. Study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and spoken Italian.

203. Intermediate Italian I
Davida Gavioli M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Sills-109
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant. Aims to increase fluency in both spoken and written Italian. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on contemporary texts of literary and social interest.

203. Intermediate Italian I
Davida Gavioli M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Sills-109
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant. Aims to increase fluency in both spoken and written Italian. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on contemporary texts of literary and social interest.

205. Advanced Italian I
Jonathan Combs Schilling M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55 Riley House-106
Strengthens fluency in reading, writing, and speaking through an introduction to contemporary Italian society and culture. An advanced grammar review is paired with a variety of journalistic and literary texts, visual media, and a novel. Conducted in Italian.

310. Women of Invention: Women's Writing in Italian
Davida Gavioli M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Riley House-106
Focuses on the development of narrative and theatrical prose written by women in Italy over the course of the twentieth century, and on the cultural and social issues raised by their narratives in the context of the dramatic changes that the country was undergoing. These works lead us progressively through an examination of Italy at the turn of the century, of the image of the ideal female created during the fascist era, of the condition of women in postwar Italy, of the dramatic impact that the feminist movement had on women writing in the 1960s and 1970s and, finally, on the experimentation in theme, style, and technique that has marked the most recent generation of women writers. Students encouraged to reflect on the relationship between literature written by women and the social and cultural context in which it is produced. Readings include novels and short stories by, among others, Sibilla Aleramo, Natalia Ginzburg, Alba de Cespedes, Dacia Maraini, Susanna Tamaro, and the theatre of Franca Rame.