Italian Fictions Advanced

Subject 116-467 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbookSearch for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 1.5-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Usually completion of 37.5 points at either post-beginners or post-VCE sequence for third year, or admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Italian for fourth year. European studies students wishing to enrol in this subject would normally have completed 37.5 points of European studies at second/third year.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Stephen Kolsky
Subject Overview:

This subject is designed to explore in depth significant literary and/or visual and written texts, and may include the study of particular genres, authors, critical methodologies, literary and cultural schools or movements, cultural and/or literary developments in a particular century. Topics will vary according to current research and teaching interests of academic staff and various approaches and methodologies will be proposed.

Assessment: A 15-minute oral presentation subsequently written up 30% (due during semester), two essays of 1500 words each totalling 3,000 words for 3rd year students and two essays of 1,500 words and 2,000 totalling 3,500 words for 4th year students 35% each (the first due during semester, and the second at the end of semester)
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:La bottega del caffé (C Goldoni), Einaudi La locandiera (C Goldoni), Einaudi Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore and Enrico IV (L Pirandello), Mondadori Morte accidentale di un anarchico (D Fo), Manchester University Press Venticinque monologhi per una donna (D Fo and F Rame), Einaudi
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • acquire particular generic skills:

  • critical thinking and analysis: through required and recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by assessing the strength of arguments;

  • understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of French and Italian culture, and by formulating arguments;

  • written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing.


Formerly available as 116-077/367. Students who have completed 116-077 or 116-367 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (European Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (European Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Italian)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Italian)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Italian)

Download PDF version.