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Casa Italiana Language School


Literature, Art and Politics

Casa Italiana Language School

"QUER PASTICCIACCIO BRUTTO DE VIA MERULANA" By Carlo E. Gadda

Tuition $225 (30 hrs instruction) Duration 12 weeks Mondays, 6:30-9PM In Italian

Written in Florence, but with reference to the eternal city this book is a classic of the Italian Literature of the XX century. A terrible crime has taken place. How did it happen? Who did it? Why? Students will read the book individually. The story will serve as a pretext for discussion and for enrichment on grammar, syntax and style in class.

Prerequisito: Advanced knowledge of Italian Insegnante: Prof. Fabio Bonetti, an Italian Literature graduate at Rome’s University “La Sapienza”, has tought Italian Language and Literature at the Scalabrini International Migration Institute-Pontificia Universita’ Urbaniana in Rome. He partecipated in the pubblication of “I fioretti di San Francesco” and the “ Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Benedetto Croce”.

"LA DONNA DELLA DOMENICA"

Tuition $225 (30 hrs instruction) Duration 12 weeks Tuesdays, 6:30-9PM In Italian

This novel by Fruttero & Lucentini takes place in Turin (birthplace of the instructor). The beautiful city, its hilly countryside with baroque villas, and the famous "Balou" will set the stage for this Italian thriller. (Limited enrollment)

Prerequisito: Good knowledge of Italian Insegnante: Prof.ssa Marisa Darvish

"LA PAURA DI MONTALBANO"

Tuition $225 (30 hrs instruction) Duration 12 weeks Sundays, 9:30-12PM In Italian

Advanced students will read Andrea Camilleri's book individually and comment on it in class. The novel will serve as the principle theme of discussion, for an enrichment on Italian grammar and syntax, and for research on the themes discussed by the author. (Limited enrollment)

Prerequisito: Good knowledge of Italian Insegnante: Prof.ssa Liliana Lanzano

ENRON vs PARMALAT

Tuition $225 (30 hrs instruction) Duration 12 weeks Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM In Italian

Students in this conversation class will revisit corporate scandals that have shaken our economic trust. Parmalat, Cirio, TelecomSerbia and other modern day debacles will serve as a pretext to better understand the Italian judicial system and draw some comparisons with the US system.

Prerequisito: Good knowledge of Italian Insegnante: Prof.ssa Ciara Tranquillini

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