Alison LeechSenior Teaching Associate
BA Italian Studies (Lancaster, 1992); MA AppliedLinguistics (Lancaster, 2001)
I teach and co-ordinate Part I Italian language and culture. This year I will deliver first year modules on the Sicilian Mafia and Italian Neorealist film plus a final year course on Mafia and Antimafia in 20th Century Italy (though we spend some time in USA, too, seeing as the migration and subsequent globalisation of the Mafia phenomenon form integral parts of our investigations). The course kicks off with a probing discussion of Coppola's Godfather Trilogy which (in reponse to any sceptics out there who may question the appropriacy of such a resource on a university course) " [...] shows a profound understanding of Mafia ethics."1
1Alessandro Camon, inFrancis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy, edited by Nick Browne. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- ITAL100:Italian Language & Culture
- DELC357: Mafia and Antimafia in 20th Century Italy
- DELC320: Final Year Dissertation
Part I Director of Studies