72810 - Media Cultures of Anglophone Countries (1) (LM)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Gino Scatasta
  • Credits: 6
  • SSD: L-LIN/10
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Cinema, Television and Multimedia Production (cod. 0966)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student is able to learn the distinctive cultural elements of the media system in English-speaking countries, particularly in Great Britain.

Course contents

The course will examine some central figures of 1960s British pop culture, investigating their impact on the culture and society of the time and the role of the media in the construction of their image. It will look at figures from the world of music (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, The Who, David Bowie), film (Richard Lester, Antonioni, Hammer House, as well as actors and actresses such as Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Rita Tushingam, Michael Caine and Jane Birkin), photography (Bailey, Duffy), visual arts (David Hamilton, Paolozzi, Peter Blake, Jann Haworth, Pauline Boty), football (George Best), fashion (Mary Quant, Biba). In addition to the scandals of the period, from the obscenity trial of the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover to the Profumo scandal.



Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (K. Reisz, 1960)

The Loneliness of the long-distance runner (T. Richardson, 1962)

A Hard Day's Night (R. Lester, 1964)

The Knack (R. Lester, 1965)

Blow up (M. Antonioni, 1966)

Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

Performance (D. Cammell/N. Roeg, 1970)

Gimme Shelter (Albert & David Maysles, 1970)


Critical texts

Silvia Albertazzi, Questo è domani, Lissone, paginauno, 2020

Roberto Bertinetti, Dai Beatles a Blair: la cultura inglese contemporanea, capp. 1, 2, 3, Roma, Carocci, 2001, pp. 7-86 *

Iain Chambers, Ritmi urbani. Pop music e cultura di massa, Genova, costa & nolan, 1996, pp. 7-22, 49-106

S. Cohen, Folk Devils and Moral Panics: the creation of the mods and rockers, Oxford, Martin Robertson, 1980, pp. 9-26, 177-204





Assessment methods

Oral exam (15-20 minutes).
In the oral exam the critical and methodological abilities of the students will be valued, as for the materials discussed and analysed during the course.

Teaching tools

Computer, projector.

Office hours

See the website of Gino Scatasta


Gender equality Reduced inequalities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.