Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
27653 FMS 240 The Films of Pier Paolo Pasolini Fall 2019 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
8
Total Cap     
16
Cross Listed: CLT 242, CLT 442B, ENG 264, FMS 240, IT 242 (P)
Instructors: KORN A
Description: Pier Paolo Pasolini is one of Italy’s major 20th-century artists and intellectuals. He worked as a poet, novelist, filmmaker, playwright and essayist, creating scandal with his radical critique of Italy’s modernization and rising consumer culture in the 1960s. As a director, he made some of the most challenging and controversial works in film history. This course gives students a solid understanding of his films by examining how each work addresses Italy’s transformation from a premodern agrarian and artisanal culture, to a modern capitalist one. Films include: Accattone, Mamma Roma, The Hawks and the Sparrows, Theorem, The Decameron and Salò. To provide students with a foundation in Pasolini’s thought and in film analysis, discussions will focus on both thematic and formal issues, such as Marxist politics, Catholicism, sexuality, homoeroticism, violence and his pastiche style. Assignments include: readings, screenings, papers and a final essay. Readings and screenings will be in English.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
87842 FMS 240 The Films of Pier Paolo Pasolini Fall 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: CLT 242, ENG 264, FMS 240, IT 242 (P)
Instructors: KORN A
Description: Pier Paolo Pasolini is one of Italy’s major twentieth-century artists and intellectuals. He worked as a poet, novelist, filmmaker, playwright, essayist and painter, and created scandal with his radical critique of Italy’s modernization and rising consumer culture in the 1960s. As a director, he made some of the most challenging and controversial films in cinema history. This course gives students a solid understanding of his major films by examining how each work addresses Italy’s transformation from a premodern, agrarian and artisanal culture, to a modern, capitalist one. Films include: Accattone, Mamma Roma, The Hawks and the Sparrows, Theorem, The Decameron and Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. To provide students with a foundation in Pasolini’s thinking and in film analysis, discussions will focus on both thematic and formal issues, such as Marxist politics, Catholicism, homoeroticism, sexuality, violence and his pastiche style. Readings will be in English and films will be shown with English subtitles.