Course Description

Course Name

Italian Women Writers

Session: VRMS3121

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


This course presents an overview of women's fiction in Italy from the turn‐of‐the‐century context, with writers such as Neera and Sibilla Aleramo, to the present day, with Elena Ferrante and Dacia Maraini. The course will examine women’s changing role within Italian society and issues such as sexual violence, motherhood, the search for self‐determination and autonomy and paths to political awareness

*Course content subject to change