27824 - History and Media (1) (LM)

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SDGs

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

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course is focused on the narration of Contemporary History by different forms of Media. The course will be tought in Italian, read carefully the Italian version for this reason. Some readings and media, principally films can be suggested or shown in English or other languages, like French, Spanish and German.   

Course contents

The course is devided in two parts:  the first one is  a general introduction and a methodological approach to forms of narration of history through the media. Particular attention will be put on  contemporary events and historical periods and how they have been narrated by the media, in specific by photography, documentary, museography and monuments, and subsequently elaborated, thanks to the forms of celebration and public history at national and international level, with particular attention to Italy, France, Germany and the United States.

The second part is focused on a case study:  the relation the media, and in particular cinema, had with the history the Second World War,

Readings/Bibliography

Readings:

F. Focardi e di B. Groppo, a cura di, "L'Europa e le sue memorie. Politiche e culture del ricordo dopo l'89" , Viella, Roma, 2013.

Olivier Wieviorka, Storia della Resistenza nell'Europa occidentale, 1940-1945, Einaudi, 2018

Claudio Pavone, Una guerra civile. Saggio storico sulla moralità nella Resistenza, Bollati Boringhieri, 1991.

Maurizio Zinni, Fascisti di celluloide. La memoria del ventennio nel cinema italiano, 1945-2000, Marsilio, 2010.

Massimo Baioni, Vedere per credere. Il racconto museale dell'Italia unita, Viella, 2020

David Forgacs, Messaggi di sangue. La violenza nella storia d’Italia, Laterza, 2020

Enrico Gaudenzi, La Grande Guerra dei registi. La prima guerra mondiale tra narrazioni e censure, Clueb, 2017

Patrizia Dogliani, Tra guerra e pace. Memoria e rappresentazione dei conflitti e dell'Olocausto nell'Occidente contemporaneo, Unicopli, 2001

Joanna Bourke. Le seduzioni della guerra. Miti e storie di soldati in battaglia, Carocci, 2001

Natalie Zemond Davis, La storia al cinema, Viella 2007.

Stefano Pisu, Cortina di celluloide, Il cinema italo-sovietico nella guerra fredda, Mimesis, 2019.

Ch. Schmidt, Al di là del muro, Cinema e società nella Germania Est 1945-1990, Clueb, 2009

M. Zinni, Schermi radioattivi. L'America, Hollywood e l'incubo nucleare da Hiroshima alla crisi di Cuba, Marsilio 2013.

Susan Sontag, Davanti al dolore degli altri, Mondadori, 2003

All or part  of these readings can be changed into articles or books in other languages, by foreign students, on the teacher's advice

Teaching methods

Lessons, seminars, groups of study, vision of movies in class

Assessment methods

Students who attend at least 75% of the lessons are considered to be attending.

A final paper and oral discussion of it.

See the Italian version

Teaching tools

Video and vision of different media

Office hours

See the website of Patrizia Dogliani