Mediating Italy in Global Culture

Year 2021
Main Department Department of the Arts
Campus Bologna
Credits Programme without credits
Cost Free of charge
Starting date Jun 28, 2021
Finishing date Jul 02, 2021
Application deadline May 24, 2021 (Expired)
Course overview
The Department of the Arts of the University of Bologna, in collaboration with Brown University, Dickinson College, The University of Michigan, The Ohio State University, and Wesleyan University, invites applications for the 2021 “Mediating Italy in Global Culture” Summer School. The School offers an intensive learning experience during which graduate and post-graduate students can consolidate their theoretical and methodological skills on the forms of production, distribution, circulation, and reception of the Italian audiovisual culture in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Asia and other national contexts. Specifically, the summer school addresses those forms of media representations associated with Italy and their manipulation by cultural industries, fandoms, and opinion leaders.
Subject area
5 days
Admission qualifications
The Summer School is open to Graduate and Post-Graduate Students with a background in Media Studies, Film Studies, Italian Studies, Cultural Production, American Studies, and similar degrees. Applicants will be selected based on their research interests, proposed presentation topic, and personal and professional background. Former students are also encouraged to apply.
Linguistic skills
The Summer School will be held in English.
Academic director
Prof. Luca Barra
Place of teaching
This year the summer school is expected to take place both online and in-person (attendance in Bologna depends on the restrictions in place at the end of June). Students will be able to decide how they prefer to participate. Classes will be scheduled in the afternoon (CET) to facilitate the participation of those connecting from different time zones.
Study plan

Specifically tailored activities and reading materials will ensure a productive engagement. Students who will be able to join in person will benefit from informal conversations with the Università di Bologna faculty and will have the chance to attend the Cinema Ritrovato Festival, which is scheduled in the same week as the school. In general, all students are expected to fulfill the assigned reading requirements, actively engage in the discussions, and present their doctoral research to faculty and peers.
Each day the course will be scheduled in 3-hour afternoon live sessions, featuring a theoretical and methodological lecture held by one of the faculty members, a Q&A session, and student presentations accompanied by a discussion. In order to get better acquainted before the beginning of the school, we plan to hold a kick-off online meeting.

Luca Barra

Dipartimento delle Arti - DAR

Via Barberia 4   Bologna (BO)

Elisa Farinacci

Summer School Tutor


Summer School's attendance in Blended Format

This year the summer school is expected to take place both online and in-person (attendance in Bologna depends on the restrictions in place at the end of June)