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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Italian

Undergraduate Course: Hannibal Lectures: Pasolini and the Cannibal Writers (ELCI10025)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryPoet and film director, playwright and novelist, critic and journalist, Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) had an indisputable though controversial influence at every level of Italian post-war culture. 'If Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Camille Paglia, Madonna, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Michael Moore, and Noam Chomsky were rolled up into a single person, one might begin to get some idea of the impact Pasolini had on Italian society' (Lawton). Petrolio (1972-75) is his last novel, an experimental work which remained unfinished. It was published in 1992, a few years before the blockbuster anthology of Italian young writers Gioventý cannibale (1996). Contrasting the 'young cannibals' phenomenon with Pasolini's novel and excerpts from his films, poems, and articles, we will analyze and discuss the function of literature in Italian contemporary culture.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entrance to Italian Honours.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should be enrolled on ELCI09011. In order to be eligible to take 4th Year Options, Visiting Students should have the equivalent of at least two years of study at University level of the appropriate language(s) and culture(s)
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course students will be expected to show the ability:
- to demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the chosen specialism(s)
- to recognise and acknowledge the complexity of the subject
- to show an understanding of and apply competently relevant concepts and theories
- to construct coherent arguments which demonstrate an awareness of the problems posed by the texts/ issues studied
- to demonstrate a high level of expression in both written and oral presentations
- to offer alternative perspectives and show an awareness of contrasting viewpoints
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPasolini, Cannibal Writers
Contacts
Course organiserDr Davide Messina
Tel:
Email: D.Messina@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jocelyn Proctor
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
Email: jocelyn.proctor@ed.ac.uk
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