LiteratureLIT 185F Italian Autobiography

Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Italian required. Examines various critical perspectives on the writing of autobiography in Italy, including issues of gender; the construction of the self; theories of representation and narratology; cultural and political context. Principal readings in Italian: Dante, Cellini, Renaissance female poets, Alfieri, Pellico, Aleramo, Ginzburg, Levi. Selected readings from St. Augustine and Rousseau. Critical approach designations: Genres, Power and Subjectivities.