DETECting European Detective Narratives at the Summer School “Mediating Italy in a Global Culture”

by | Jun 17, 2019 | Conference, News | 0 comments

DETECting European Detective Narratives at the Summer School “Mediating Italy in a Global Culture”

by | Jun 17, 2019 | Conference, News | 0 comments

A Gangster Place in the Sun

Kasia Bogdańska, special to ProPublica
On Saturday, June 22, 2019 a special DETECt seminar will be hosted by the Summer School “Mediating Italy in a Global Culture”, organised by the he Department of the Arts, University of Bologna, in collaboration with Brown University, Dickinson College, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, and Wesleyan University, at DAMSLab in Bologna (Italy) from Monday, June 17 to Saturday, June 22, 2019.

The seminar will be structured into two parts.

In the first part, project coordinator Monica Dall’Asta and Federico Pagello from the University of Bologna will present the project and explore the relationships between the Italian “crime” and the identity of Mediterranean noir.

In the second, Massimiliano Coviello, Elisa Mandelli, and Valentina Re from the Link Campus University of Rome will discuss the prime-time tv show “L’allieva” as a challenging example to describe the process conducting from the research objectives to the selection of case studies.

This second edition of “Mediating Italy in Global Culture” offers an intensive learning experience where graduate and post-graduate students have the opportunity to consolidate their theoretical and methodological skills and engage in thought-provoking conversations on the forms of production, distribution, circulation, and reception contributing to the “mediation” of the Italian audiovisual culture in the United States, the United Kingdom, and various other national contexts.

This week-long program, in addition to offering lectures, seminars and roundtables on specific topics and case histories, provides students with the opportunity to present their research and partake in discussions with fellow colleagues and international faculty.

The Summer School will address the forms of media representations associated with Italy, as well as their manipulation by cultural industries, fandoms, and opinion leaders. The program also investigates the modes of consumption of these representations, both by targeted and defined audiences as well as by mainstream and generic ones.

The program will focus on the complex imageries and socio-cultural constructions of the brand “Made in Italy” spread by film, television and digital media, as well as by other cultural and creative industries such as design, fashion and food. In particular, light will be shed on the crucial framing role played by foreign countries in the popularization of Italy’s representations around the world. Lectures, seminars, and activities will delve, thus, into a variety of themes and media, including:

  • Italian cinema (and its circulation in movie theatres, festivals, and digital platforms);
  • Italian television, digital platforms and digital media;
  • Italian novels, graphic novels and other editorial phenomena;
  • Italian fashion, advertising, gaming, photography, food culture, etc.
Saturday, June 22, 2019

9.30 – 11.00

  • DETECt Project: Crime Narratives and Transcultural Identities. Italian “Crime” and the Identity of Mediterranean Crime
    Monica Dall’Asta, Federico Pagello (Università di Bologna)

11.15 – 12.45

  • From the Research Objectives to the Selection of Case Studies. The TV Series L’allieva as a Challenging Example
    Valentina Re, Massimiliano Coviello, Elisa Mandelli (Link Campus University di Roma)

Find out and download the full programme

Noir themed, black and white illustrations.