Italian American Literature and Film 
   SPRING 2017

Prof. Fabio Girelli-Carasi


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task 1:  Copy the following statement: "Late assignments and / or assignments that do not meet format requirements will not be graded."

task 2 

LECTURE  Introduction to SON OF ITALY     Write NOTES


Task 3  READ  SON OF ITALY   pp. 1-98  Write NOTES and summary (not just the plot, include personal observations)
Task 4  Read the following chapters from Patizia Salvetti's  ROPE AND SOAP  LINK


Foreword xvii - xx;   CH 4: pp. 91-97  (in the notes for this chapter SKIP the part about the back-and-forth between Italian and U.S. diplomatic authorities. FOCUS ON THE CONTENT and explanation of the situation.)  

Task 5       WRITING ASSIGNMENT:   REQUIRED only for students whose last names begin with letters A - M included.

"My immigrant experience"  at least a full page

 Write about your personal experience as an immigrant, or that of your parents, or grandparents, or other members, or friends you are close to. Tell their story but not just the sequence of events. What is special about that experience despite the fact that millions of people have gone through similar struggles.
If you don't know anyone personally and only have acquaintances, write about what you know and what you imagine it must be like to be an immigrant. Try to get inside the person, to envision and comprehend their inner world of hopes, fears and ....