Course Description

Course Name

Identity in Fascist Italy

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

ENG 101

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This interdisciplinary course examines the dictatorship that ruled Italy between 1922 and 1943. It will address the relationship between culture and politics, public and private, Fascist biopolitics; anti--Fascism; fascist colonialism and racism; the cult of Mussolini; and Fascist-era feminities and masculinities. Secondary sources will be combined with reading of primary texts, such as Fascist speeches and anti-Fascist novels, and viewing of newsreels and films produced during Fascism. Later literary and cinematic works depicting the period will also be studied.

*Course content subject to change