This course, conducted in English, is a study of Fascism through selected films from World War II to the present. Topics include: the concept of Fascist normality; Racial Laws; the role of women and homosexuals; colonialism; and the opposition of the intellectual left. Films include: Bertolucci’s “The Conformist”, Fellini’s “Amarcord”, Rossellini’s “Rome Open City”, Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful”, and Wertmüller’s “Seven Beauties”. The approach is interdisciplinary and combines the analysis of historical themes with an in-depth cinematic reading of the films.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
No knowledge of Italian is required to enroll.