The Italian City: Historical and Literary Perspectives
|Credit points||6 credit points|
|Location||Monash Prato Centre, Italy|
|Coordinators||Dr Annamaria Pagliaro|
|Overseas dates||Arts Semester in Prato|
|Application open||2018 Applications Closed|
|Application process||See here for how to apply|
This unit explores Italian cityscapes through their monuments and art works and their representation in literature and film. It offers a journey through the social spaces of the modern city to the virtual zones of the postmodern city. By visiting the city through literature and film students will be exposed to a diversity of texts, written and visual, that grapple with the complexity of urban spaces and with challenges posed to Italian cities by increased migration. In addition to considering textual representations of urban spaces, a particular focus of the unit will be the urban biography of Prato, from the Middle Ages to the present day. This will include examining how Prato’s remarkable economic history has contributed to its distinctive civic identity, and how the culture of the city is reflected in contemporary writings.
|Pre-departure Session (Compulsory)||May 2018|
|Overseas Dates||19 November – 14 December 2018 (Block 3)|
All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.
Find out more about scholarships and loans available for all outbound students.
|Deposit (paid on application)||$300|
|Balance (paid on acceptance)||$0|
Included in program fee
- Site entrance fees
- Parliamo Italian Language + culture sessions
- Travel Insurance (All outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)
Not included in program fee
- All meals
- Spending money
- International Return Flights + Transfers *
- Accommodation (see below)**
- Tuition Fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)
For security, safety and visa requirements, all students undertaking units in Block 1, 2 or 3 must stay in Monash-approved accommodation in Prato. For this reason, Monash University will arrange your accommodation in Prato. Non-refundable accommodation deposits are required prior to application approval.
If you are undertaking a Study Tour in Block 3, the accommodation deposit is built into your program fee for this block.
|1 Block||2 Blocks||3 Blocks|
|Deposit (Paid on application)||$500||$1,000||$1,500|
|Balance (Paid on acceptance into program)||TBC**||TBC**||TBC**|