67007 - Analysis Methodologies (2) (LM)

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  • Teacher Maria Patrizia Violi

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-FIL/05

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Semiotics (cod. 8886)

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims to develop theoretical, methodological and practical applications of Semiotics, continuing the prior work of Metodologie di analisi1.

Course contents

The course of Methodology 2 aims to develop competences for textual analysis applied to all kind of texts . The course presupposes the basic competences of text analysis developed in Metodology 1, and it will focalise on the more advanced theoretical developments of contemporary semiotic research. The notion of text will be analyzed as well as the thresholds of this concept. (This section will occupy the first part of the course).

The second part of the course will concentrate on recent field of research in Semiotics: practices, embodiment, different forms of sensory and perceptual experience , with a particular attention to taste and sounds. The tow sensory fields will be discussed in theoretical and practical forms. This will cover the second part of the course.

Finally the last part of the course will be devoted to the concepts of body and intersubjectivity, in their relationship, especially in first prelinguistic interactions.

At the end of the course the student will be required to present and discuss the project of the analysis on which it will consists the exam. (See exams)


Fontanille J., Figure del corpo, Roma: Meltemi, 2004 (in particolare particoalre il cap.4)

Fontanille J., Pratiche semiotiche, Pisa: ETS, 2010

Landowski E., Passions sans nom, Paris: Puf, 2004

Landowski E. Rischiare nelle interazioni, Roma: Angeli, 2010

Lorusso AM., Paolucci C., Violi P., (eds.) Narratività . Problemi,analisi, prospettive, Bologna: BUP 2012

Teaching methods

The course will be organized by alternating theoretical lectures and practical work of analysis, with special attention to non traditional texts (practices, interactions, embodied behaviours)

Assessment methods

The exam will consist in a paper of 20.000 characters (10 pages of 2000 characters) on the analysis of a text agreed with the professor. All kind of texts can be analysed. The paper has to be given at least 10 days before the exam day.

Office hours

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