Antonio Vitti

Director of Italian School, Italian School Faculty

 

Antonio Vitti received his Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He is currently a Professor at Indiana University. His research has been primarily in the areas of Film Studies and Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture. His publications include articles on Pasolini, Scola, Wertmüller, De Santis, Rossellini, Amelio, Tornatore, Roversi, Montaldo, Rimanelli, Nanni Loy, and Nanni Moretti. He is the author of Giuseppe De Santis and Postwar Italian Cinema (1996), editor of Canadian Journal of Italian Studies. Special issue on Italian Cinema (1997), and co-editor of Amerigo (1999), an anthology of Italian American/Canadian writers. He is working on a book on Gianni Amelio.

E-mail: ancvitti@indiana.edu

 
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ITAL 6572 - Italian Style Comedy      

Laughing is a Serious matter: Italian Style Comedy

In the wake of Italian Neorealism's failure to make a significant impact on the nation's cinema-going public a new strand of Italian film emerged that lasted from the late 1950s to the mid 1970s: Comedy - Italian Style. Picking up on elements of the post-war movement's social critique and combining them with comic techniques, a series of directors managed to satirize the Italy of the economic miracle in a genuinely popular form of cinema. Despite its success, both artistically and at the box office, Comedy - Italian Style is little known abroad and all too rarely studied. In this module we will look at the emergence of this genre, some of its key works, and compare and contrast the way in which different directors developed the unique features of the commedia. We will also study the historical conditions that gave rise to the popularity of this particular form of comedy and shaped its development.

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Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

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ITAL 6675 - Italian Political Cinema      

This course focuses on modern and contemporary Italian political films and includes thematic essays that discuss them from a variety of angles. Starting from early masters of this genre we will move on to analyze contemporary political cinema by comparing these films those once termed “civil engagement.” The course will include films on migration, political figures, Ecomafia, gender and sexuality issues and political comedies Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2018 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

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ITAL 6800 - Independent Study      

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

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ITAL 6902 - Research Paper      

For 1st summer DML students only.

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

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