cod. 1006262

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Cinema, fotografia e televisione (L-ART/06)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course will provide means suitable for a theoretical approach to the nature of the moving image throughout the XX century till the digital revolution. The cognitive and neurocognitive paradigm will be used to refine studies and analyses.

Knowledge and understanding:
Students will develop knowledge and comprehension competence in the field of film theory thanks to the use of different sources (books and scientific articles, films and multimedia materials) refining skills to move within the perimeter of advanced research in film and media.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
Students will be able to apply knowledge and comprehension skills to the complex field of contemporary media, improving their ability in reflecting on the theoretical study of film and media.
In particular, students will develop skills needed both to create and support argumentation and to solve problems in the field of film theory

Making judgements:
Students will be able to collect and interpret data to determine autonomous judgements in in the field of film theory, including cross-cultural and interdisciplinary thinking on cultural, historical, and aesthetic topics.

Communication skills:
At the end of the course, students will be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.
Students can make conclusions clearly and through the support of their knowledge. They will also be able to explain the reasons for their conclusions.

Learning skills:
At the end of the course, students will develop learning skills useful to refine autonomously and in a self-directed way their competence in film and media theory.


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Course unit content

The course focuses on the relationship bewteen visible and invisible throughout XX century visual culture, referring to the representation of the Shoah in cinema, photography, and digital art.

Full programme

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G. Didi-Huberman, Immagini malgrado tutto, Raffaello Cortina
M. Guerra, Il limite dello sguardo. Oltre i confini delle immagini, Raffaello Cortina
A. Pinotti, A. Somaini, Cultura visuale, Einaudi

Teaching methods

Lectures both in presence and online. Movies will be presented during the course and the teacher will provide a list of films to be watched to integrate the topics of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. The evaluation will be based on the knowledge of the program and the themes discussed in class. Moreover, the evaluation will consider the skills in exposition and the ability in widening the field of discussion.
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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