The leaning tower of Pisa

Reading and Composition examines the many forms of supernatural belief traditions that people express through traditional genres and popular media in Italy. From folk tales to films, we will look at a wide survey of the various employments of the supernatural tale across Italy's complex geography and belated identity- formation. Key concepts will be the issues of belief and visibility: in this case, the conviction that experiences of the supernatural are genuine, and have important implications about life after death, as well as the existence of spirits, magic, and related topics.

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