Summer 2014 Philosophy of Italian Culture

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Week 1: Unification and Divisions: the Risorgimento

Monday May 19, 2014

  • Introductions and essential questions of inquiry

Tuesday May 20, 2014

Wednesday May 21, 2014

  • Mazzini's Giovine italia (1831); Garibaldi in Sicily;” questions of liberty
  • Wood and Farell, Other Voices (131- beginning of 133; the mafia 134-137)
  • D'Epiro and Pinchowish, Giuseppe Garibaldi: A united Italy Emerges.


Thursday May 22, 2014

  • A failed revolutions: “the southern question
  • Gramsci, "_The Southern Question,_" A Gramsci Reader(171-185).
  • Mazzini: Introduction, Duties towards Humanity, Liberty and Conclusion in The Duties of Man (81-84; 88-92; 96-99; 105-107)


Week 2: Resistance, popular culture and Cultural critique

Monday May 26, 2014

  • WWI and political contestation; Fascism; the Resistance
  • Gentile, "The Fascist Anthropological Revolution"
  • Croce A Reply to the Manifesto of Fascist Intellectuals (p. 154-156)


Tuesday May 27, 2014

  • Resistance and the call for engaged intellectuals
  • Gramsci: Popular culture, in A Gramsci Reader (363-374)
  • Wilson Chapter 25

Wednesday May 28, 2014

  • anthropological Seeing (Ethnography)
  • Geertz, "Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture" (1973)
  • Pia di Bella Honour Sicily


Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • Terrorismo, the strategy of tension
  • Wood and Farrell, "Other Voices" (137-139)
  • Commentary(xxxii-xxxix) in Fo, Dario. Accidental Death of an Anarchist. London: Methuen, 1970.
  • Dimond

Week 3. State Sponsored Terrorism

Monday June 2, 2014

  • Holiday

Need to adjust

  • Terrorismo, Piazza Fontana, the Pinelli case.
  • Fo, Accidental Death, Commentary, xxxix-xliv

Tuesday June 3, 2014

  • Accidental Death, counter information
  • Giordana, Marco Tullio. Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (Romanzo di una strage) 2012 (answer questions for in-class discussion)
  • Pasolini, "I know"


Wednesday June 4, 2014

  • Accidental Death, counter information
  • Commentary Dario Fo (xliv-li) Act1, Scene One of Morte Accidentale


Thursday June 5, 2014

  • Accidental Death, counter information
  • Commentary (li-lix) Act 1, Scene Two and Act 2 of Morte Accidentale


Week 4: Berlusconismo, media and resistance

Monday June 9, 2014

  • The Rise of Berlusconi's Empire
  • Stille, Alexander, The Sack of Rome, Chapter 3
  • Capernich, The Changing Face of the Media (in Resisting the tide).


Tuesday June 10, 2014

  • Satire as Protest
  • Sabina Guzzanti: Draquila, italia che trema (2010)
  • Monica Boria, Sabina Guzzanti from TV satire to political documentary

Wednesday June 11, 2014

  • Servitude and Liberty
  • Viroli, Maurizio. The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy, 2010. Ch. 1+2 Including footnotes.

Thursday June 12, 2014

  • Servitude and Liberty
  • Viroli, Maurizio. The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy, 2010. Ch. 3. Including footnotes.

Week 5

Monday June 16, 2014

  • Servitude and Liberty
  • Viroli, Maurizio. The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy, 2010. Ch. 4. Including footnotes.

Tuesday June 17, 2014

  • Servitude and Liberty
  • Viroli, Maurizio. The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy, 2010. Ch. 5 Including footnotes.

Wendnesday June 18, 2014

  • Media images, and women's movements
  • Zanardo, Lorella, and Marco Malfi Chinderini. "Il corpo delle donne (Womens' Bodies)." 2009. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JtyvOeMSHY)
  • Wood and Farell, _Other Voices_ (141-49);

Thursday June 19, 2014

  • Feminist thought and activism
  • Muraro _"Towards an Ethics_ of Sexual Difference" (211-226)


Week Six

Monday June 23, 2014

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Holiday

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Thursday June 26, 2014

  • Here and now
  • Review