Module Identifier IT20610  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Dr Antonietta Feroldi  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibiliity for entry to Level 2 Italian.  
Course delivery Other   15 Hours Contact Hours. (Total of 15 Lectures/Seminars/Tutorials/Practicals)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  70%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 1 essay c. 2000 words or assignment/presentation30%

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will

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 the public's attention human, political and social problems.

Reading Lists

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


This module is at CQFW Level 5