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In a globalized and multicultural world, knowledge of international relations is not only useful but also necessary in the field of mass media and the pursuit of professions related to the vast world of communication. The course aims to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the crucial junctures of the twentieth century and third millenniums using the analytical tools of Cultural History and Public History, with particular reference to the world of cinema and television.
AIMS AND CONTENT
The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary tools to orient themselves within the history of international relations in the twentieth century and the third millennium. In particular, students will acquire the ability to critically analyse the narratives of these issues offered by television and especially by cinema.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The aim of the course is to study the themes of the history of international relations of the twentieth century and the third millennium (from the First to the Second World War, passing through the Russian Revolution, fascisms and the birth of the League of Nations; from the cold war to the scenarios following the events of 1989), through the narratives of television and especially of cinema, comparing them with the academic acquisitions of historiography.
The course includes 27 two-hour lectures; during the lectures slides will be projected, documents distributed, analyzed sequences of documentaries and feature films, and discussions organized. Attending students will also present individual research on lesson topics.
The program provides an analysis of the main topics of international politics of the twentieth and third millenniums: from the First to the Second World War, from Post-War Reconstruction to the Cold War, from the process of European integration to Decolonization, the Movement of non-Aligned to the Distension, from the entrance in the world politics of Maoist China and the India of Nehru, from the Iranian revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification, from globalization to the destabilization of the Middle East, to latest environmental and climatic emergencies).
Recommended readings: a textbook to choose fromAlfredo Canavero (ed.), Storia delle relazioni internazionali. Il mondo nel XX secolo e oltre, Utet, 2014 or Antonio Varsori, Storia internazionale dal 1919 a oggi, Il Mulino 2020; a volume to choose from Francesca Anania, Immagini di storia. La televisione racconta il Novecento, ERI, 2003; G.P. Brunetta, L'Italia sullo schermo. Come il cinema ha raccontato l'identità nazionale, Carocci 2020; Fiamma Lussana, Cinema educatore. L'Istituto Luce dal fascismo alla liberazione (1924-1945), Carocci 2019; Pierre Sorlin, Stefano Pisu (a cura di), La storia internazionale e il cinema, numero monografico della rivista “Cinema e Storia”, 2017; Stefano Pisu, La cortina di celluloide. il cinema italo-sovietico nella Guerra fredda, Mimesis, 2019.
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
GUIDO LEVI (President)
LUCA BARBAINI (Substitute)
GIORGIO GRIMALDI (Substitute)
MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI (Substitute)
DANIELA PREDA (Substitute)
The exam consists of an oral test, which lasts 20-30 minutes, in order to assess the level of knowledge of the subject acquired by the student. The Commission is chaired by the lecturer.