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Why Study Italian at Birkbeck?

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Italian language and culture are a celebration of beauty, passion, and love of life.  If you love Venice and Rome, opera, Italian Film, Dante, Pirandello and Calvino, come and study Italian with us!

Together we will study the Italian Renaissance, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Italian literature, Italian History, Italian Film, Italian History of Art, and Contemporary Italian Culture.

If you are interested in studying Italian culture, then studying the language and culture together with us will deepen your understanding and enjoyment of Italian film, literature and art.  Learn the beautiful Italian language, meet the sinners in Dante’s Hell, experience the censored kisses in Cinema Paradiso, and explore Fellini and contemporary Italian films with us.

A degree with value...

  • Develop your career in the day and study in the evening

  • Work in the day so that you don’t get into debt
  • Study abroad in Italy
  • Enjoy screenings of Contemporary Italian films in the Birkbeck cinema
  • Join our lively Italian society, which organises parties and social events

Attend a free screening & learn more...

Come and experience everything that Birkbeck has to offer with two free screenings of Italian Films in the Birkbeck Cinema.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

La Vita è Bella / Life is Beautiful (1997) (Book to reserve your place now)
Directed by Roberto Benigni
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPD
6-9 pm
With an introduction by Dr Nicolette David
Followed by refreshments

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Pane e Tulipani / Bread and Tulips (2000)
Directed by Silvio Soldini
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPD
6-9 pm
With an introduction by Dr Nicolette David
Followed by refreshments

Interesting and varied course offerings...

Come and study Italian here with us! You will choose from the following courses:

  • Italian 1-5 language modules
  • Introduction to Italian Culture
  • Italian Film from Neorealism to Fellini
  • The Twentieth Century Italian Novel
  • Contemporary Italian Culture
  • The Renaissance
  • Art and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Film and Politics
  • Reading Transnational Cultures
  • Representations of Love, Desire and Sexuality
  • The Twentieth Century

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Wednesday, 24 April, 2019
(6-9 pm)

Come to our screening of Pane e Tulipani!