cod. 13028

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Cinema, fotografia e televisione (L-ART/06)
Discipline relative ai beni storico-archeologici e artistici, archivistici e librari, demoetnoantropologici e ambientali
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course goes through the history of cinema, from its origins to the contemporary.
The course aims to provide students with the tools necessary to acquire the ability to know and critically analyze the audiovisual text.


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Course unit content

The course is divided into two modules

Module A
focuses on the general history of cinema facing the following topics:
- Silent cinema –
- The cinematographic genres –
- The sound in Europe and America –
- Italian neorealism –
- The Italian comedy –
- The author's cinema –
- The European "new waves" of the Sixties –
- Postmodern cinema and contemporary cinema
Module B
A monographic focus on the forms of representation of the Holocaust in contemporary visual culture.

Full programme

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Module A
R. Campari, Cinema. Generi, tecniche, autori
S.M. Ejzenstejn, La forma cinematografica, Einaudi, Torino

Module B
G. Didi-Huberman, Immagini malgrado tutto, Raffaello Cortina, Milano
M. Guerra, I limiti dello sguardo. Oltre i confini delle immagini, Raffaello Cortina, Milano

Teaching methods

Online lectures, due to the Covid emergency. During the lessons the topics of the course will be discussed in depth and some films will be screened. Furthermore, at the beginning of the lessons, a list of films to be seen will be provided in order to pass the exam. The lessons will be structured with the aim of stimulating the students to discuss and debate on the topics dealt with in the classroom.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be oral and aimed at verifying the ability to understand and learn the texts in the program and the audiovisuals indicated for passing the exam. The evaluation criteria will be linked to the degree of satisfaction with respect to the mentioned parameters.
Students who do not regularly attend will refer to what is indicated in the examination bibliography/filmography. An assessment of insufficiency is determined by the lack of knowledge of the minimum contents of the course. A sufficient evaluation (18-23/30) is determined by an acceptable level of preparation by the student of the abovementioned evaluation indicators; the average scores (24-27/30) are awarded to the student who proves to have a level more than sufficient (24-25/30) or good (26-27/30) of the above evaluation indicators, the highest scores ( from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are awarded based on the demonstration of a level from excellent to excellent.

Other information

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