Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Angelo Maria Mangini

  • Crediti formativi 6

  • Modalità di erogazione In presenza (Convenzionale)

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Materiale didattico

    AMS Campus

Anno Accademico 2017/2018


  • "Introduction to Italian Culture" is primarily addressed to UNIBO international students from all Schools and Departments, with the goal of introducing them to the culture and history of their hosting country and city, but also for operating as a space of integration between international and local students. Conceived as an interdisciplinary program, the course is taught in English, and consists of two seminar cycles, one for each semester (30 hours each for a total amount of 60 hours per year). Every week some of our best faculty and guest lecturers will offer new insights on crucial aspects of Italian culture. Students can attend single classes of their interest, but they can also obtain academic credits. This year the course will focus on four different topics: "Italy before Italy", "Past & Present", "Birth of a Nation", "Recent Trends", "Landscapes". Each semester will also include two special events in which students will have the opportunity to visit some of Bologna’s most important cultural institutions such as the Palazzo Poggi Museum and the Cineteca.

    The lectures will take place on Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m. in via Zamboni 38, AULA 3.

    Participants will get 6 credits (CFU) for each seminar cycle (12 CFU in total). Attendance is mandatory (only 2 absences per semester are allowed) and students are required to submit a 10-page paper (approx. 4,000 words) at the end of each semester on one of the topics discussed during the course. In order to get credits, students must include INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CULTURE in their STUDY PLAN before the beginning of the relevant semester.

    All students are welcome to attend the first introductory session (1 February.

                                       Info in summary

    All students welcome (recommended for international students)
    2 seminar cycles (Thursdays 8-10 pm) + 2 special events; 30 hours/6 CFUs each semester
    To get the credits: you can attend either a single semester (6 CFU) or both (12 CFU); you must include the course in your study plan before the beginning of the semester; attendance to seminars and special events is mandatory (only two absences per semester are allowed); you must submit the final essay(s).
    Assessment: 10-page paper (approx. 4,000 words) per semester (pass/fail)
    First Semester cycle: from Sept. 21 to Dec 7 + 2 special events
    Second Semester cycle: from Feb 1 to May 3 + 2 special events
    Topics: "Italy before Italy", "Past & Present", "Birth of a Nation", "Recent Trends", "Landscapes"
    Teaching Language: English

    Contacts: italianculture@unibo.it


    1 Feb: Welcome day
    8 Feb: PAST AND PRESENT - Marco Veglia, Democracy and Learning at the University of Bologna during the Fascist Period.
    15 Feb: LANDSCAPES - Giulio Iacoli, A View from the Late 'Bel Paese': Recent Landscape Narratives
    22 Feb: ITALY BEFORE ITALY - Angelo Mangini, The Origins of the Italian Literary Tradition
    1 Mar: LANDSCAPES - Andrea Minuz, The Great Beauty. The myth of Rome in Italian cinema
    3 Mar: SPECIAL EVENT - Museum of Music
    8 Mar: PAST AND PRESENT - Marica Tolomelli, Italian social movements since ’68
    15 Mar: RECENT TRENDS - Rossella Mazzaglia, Aesthetic and social challenges in the Italian performance scene
    22 Mar: BIRTH OF A NATION - Francesca Roversi Monaco, Representations of the Medieval World in Popular Culture
    24 Mar: SPECIAL EVENT - Museum for the Memory of Ustica
    5 Apr: LANDSCAPES - Matteo Proto, A Historical Geography of the Italian Landscape
    12 Apr: ITALY BEFORE ITALY - Claudia Sebastiana Nobili, From Earth to Hell: Introducing Pirandello’s Mattia Pascal
    19 Apr: LANDSCAPES - Laura Pasquini, Dante and the Byzantine Mosaics of Ravenna

Metodi didattici

11 lectures + 2 special events

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

To get the credits students are required to submit a 10-page essay (approx. 4,000 words) at the end of each semester. The essay will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

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Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Angelo Maria Mangini