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CODE 104264
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching aims to present and analyze the main historiographical and theoretical aspects of film criticism, examining the history of criticism and its main theoretical elaborations, and addressing through exercises the main features of a critical essay or review.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the teaching is to provide specific skills in the history of film criticism and its socio-cultural role, as well as adequate tools for understanding and knowledge of the various phases of the history of criticism and its impact on society and culture throughout history. The course also aims to equip students with the necessary tools for analyzing and reading critical texts, as well as the ability to approach and interpret them independently.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students should be able to problematize the historical, theoretical and analytical knowledge acquired during the course; be familiar with the debate related to the film La prima notte di quiete (Zurlini, 1972), a case chosen for classroom discussion; and write a paper according to the exam format.

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching will be conducted through lectures and seminar discussions in the classroom.

All students are reminded to register on the teaching page on the Aulaweb platform.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching will be divided into two:
1) Module of history and theory of film criticism, which will analyze the main stages of the history of criticism, and will deal with the case of the film La prima notte di quiete (Zurlini, 1972) with particular attention, an illustrative case that will be discussed from its reception in the critical field  

2) Writing module and seminar on film criticism: students will engage in critical writing, drafting texts, notes and reviews that will initiate classroom discussion and debate.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1) Alberto Pezzotta, La critica cinematografica, Carocci, Roma, 2018

2) Michele Guerra, Sara Martin (a cura di), Atti critici in luoghi pubblici. Scrivere di cinema, tv e media dal dopoguerra al web, Diabasis, Parma, 2019 (FIVE ESSAYS)

NON-ATTENDEES, IN ADDITION TO THE SYLLABUS OF THE ATTENDING STUDENTS, MUST STUDY EIGHT ESSAYS TO Atti critici in luoghi pubblici.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GABRIELE RIGOLA (President)

LUCA MALAVASI

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination in which the text written by students will be discussed

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students will be required to write a paper (3 pages) on a film made in the last 20 years, which will be discussed in the oral examination. The examination will also assess the historical and theoretical knowledge that students have acquired during the course and through the study of texts. The overall assessment of the exam will therefore be an average between the outcome of the individual paper and the outcome of the oral exam (the paper should be emailed to the professor at least one week before the exam).

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
22/12/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
23/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/05/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale