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IT313 - Italian Cinema I: Envisioning the Nation

  • Module code: IT313
  • Module name: Italian Cinema I: Envisioning the Nation
  • Department: Italian Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of modes of engagement with social and historical themes and questions in post-war Italian cinema, and to place these within the contexts both of Italian cultural history and of broader themes and questions in Film Studies.

Principal learning outcomes

By taking a thematic rather than a chronological approach, the module will enable students to encounter significant figures and movements in Italian cinema history and to form a sense of the interactions between them, whilst developing a more complex and flexible understanding of factors which have influenced and shaped Italian cinema, from both practitioners’ and spectators’ points points of view.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 lecture per week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IT313-15)
A (Assessed work only) 4000-4500 word essay 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 2000-2500 word essay 50%
  1 hour examination (Summer) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Italian with Film Studies (R3W5) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Italian with Film Studies (R3W5) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian and European Literature (RQ32) - Year 4