Odyssey: Watching Rome: Italian Cinema from Post-WWII to Present

Rome is the perfect venue for acquiring a broader understanding of Italian culture. This course offers an intellectual and aesthetic experience of Rome through its recent history as represented in classic Italian cinema. We explore different artistic visions of Rome's complex recent past as well as its energetic and richly complex present. The course is structured so that the viewing of a film is preceded by an introduction and followed by a class discussion. Each film is presented to examine the representation of Rome from the particular perspective of the director. All the films viewed are in Italian with English subtitles, and all discussions will be conducted in English. The films and directors: Roma citta aperta (Rome Open City), 1945, Rossellini; Ladri di biciclette (The Bicycle Thief), 1948, De Sica; Mamma Roma, 1962, Pasolini; Il sorpasso (The Easy Life), 1962, Risi; La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty), 2013, Sorrentino.

913.183.01 Homewood Campus Monday, March 2 to May 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $165

JHU full-time faculty and staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

To register or for more information, contact 410-516-8516.