Italian Civilization through the Centuries: Identity Crisis from Dante to the Present (LA)

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ITA 224
Fall 2023
Andrea Capra
Gaetana Marrone-Puglia
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What does it mean to have a crisis? How do we overcome one? This course explores the idea of crisis as a defining feature of Italian culture and history from Dante to the present, spanning the individual, political, and society. Through the examination of the most relevant intellectual, historic, and artistic movements, we study how crises have lead both to some of Italy's most spectacular achievements, and to the rise and fall of Fascism. This will allow us to reflect on today's personal and global crises, such as the atrocities of war and climate change.