Module Identifier IT30610  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Antonietta Feroldi  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 Italian.  
Co-Requisite None (IT30710 recommended).  
Course delivery Contact Hours   15 Hours (Total of 15 Lectures/Seminars/Tutorials/Practicals.)  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written exam.   70%  
  Continuous assessment   1 essay c. 2000 words or assigment/presentation   30%  

Brief description
Neorealism as a movement, if indeed it can be described as a movement, was very short-lived, yet associated with it are the names of some of the best known film directors, artists and writers of the fifties: from Rossellini and Visconti to Fellini, from Vittorini and Pasolini to Calvino. Despite running rapidly into the hostility of the Italian establishment its influence was profound and long-lasting both within Italy and abroad. After the long years of Fascist propaganda and mystification it distinguished itself for its keen sense of social responsibility, moral commitment and for its increasingly unwelcome determination to bring to public's attention human, political and social problems.

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Vittorini, E.. Uomini e no. (Subject to availability)
Calvino, I. L'entrata in guerra. (Subject to availability)