2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

CORE C138 - Black Italy

Examines the cultural, political, artistic, and historical intersections between Italy and Africa. Through literature, film, photography, and an interdisciplinary set of academic works, students consider how Italy’s colonization of northeast Africa (1890-1941) shaped and continues to shape the country’s national identity. With an emphasis on contemporary Italian fiction, coursework highlights Italy’s ongoing struggles to come to terms with its colonial past in Africa. Students learn how the Italy-Africa nexus remains an essential part of some of today’s most serious problems in the country, such as anti-Black racism in Europe, the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, the resurgence of xenophobic populism, and other deep-seated patterns of inclusion and exclusion.

Credits: 1
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts Practices: None
Core Component: Communities

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