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

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  • Teacher Gino Scatasta

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-LIN/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Cinema, Television and Multimedia Production (cod. 5899)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Feb 02, 2023 to Mar 03, 2023

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The course aims to investigate the elements that characterize the media cultures of English-speaking countries. At the end of the course students: - have learned the characterizing elements of Anglophone cultures; - are able to put the domestic media structure in a comparative perspective with the models coming from Anglophone countries; - have the tools to investigate the literary, cinematographic, television and musical production of Anglophone countries.

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), 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.

Readings/Bibliography

Films

O Dreamland (L. Andersen, 1963)

Momma don't allow (K. Reisz e T. Richardson, 1956)

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 *

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

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