VISUAL CULTURE ELEMENTS (LM)
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8467 Art History and artistic heritage management (LM-89) GENOVA
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA
Since the 1990s, studies of visual culture have defined a series of methodological approaches and tools that are particularly useful to better understand the problem of incessant production and circulation of visual contents in contemporary society. The course requires solid basic knowledge of 20th century history, history of contemporary art and history of cinema and photography.
Analysing and historicising the knowledge of theoretical reflection on the aesthetic, linguistic and philosophical statute of cinematographic images in the framework of a wider 20th century reflection on images and viewing.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The aim of the course is to provide students with the tools to understand the contemporary media horizon, to analyze visual and audiovisual texts and to problematize the political, social and cultural role of the media and their discourses.
At the end of the course the student will: 1) learn about the history and theory of visual studies; 2) be able to analyze visual and audiovisual texts; 3) know how to interpret the social and cultural role of the media; 4) be able to describe, analyze and contextualize media, visual and audiovisual content; 5) possess the ability to move critically within the history of the media.
Cinema and Art history
The course aims to offer a general presentation of visual studies through the analysis of some key terms of this relatively recent area. At the same time, the course will dwell in detail on the theoretical contribution of some of the main scholars of the visual studies field, ncluding W.J.T. Mitchell, Horst Bredekamp, James Elkins and Hans Belting.
- A. Pinotti, A. Somaini, Cultura visuale. Immagini, sguardi, media, dispositivi, Einaudi, Torino, 2016
- A. Pinotti, A. Somaini, Teorie dell'immagine. Il dibattito contemporaneo, Raffaello Cortina, Milano, 2009
- Essays uploaded on AulaWeb
Non attending studentes will add:
- V. Flusser, Per una filosofia della fotografia, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2006
Ricevimento: Monday, 11-13 am (DIRAAS, Sez. Arte, V. Balbi 4) Please, check my personal page for variations http://www.diraas.unige.it/dipendente/701732/
LUCA MALAVASI (President)
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Oral exam aimed at assessing students’ specific knowledge of the main articulations of the history of film criticism, resulting cultural dynamics, and their textual formats.
Attending students: production of a video-essay. Non attending students: written exercise consisting of a comparative analysis of critiques of a single film (indications for the written exam are available on Aulaweb)