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Summer School - Mediating Italy in Global Culture, 17-22 June 2019, Italy

Publish Date: Jan 24, 2019

Deadline: Mar 18, 2019

Event Dates: from Jun 17, 2019 12:00 to Jun 22, 2019 12:00



The Department of the Arts, University of Bologna, in collaboration with Brown University, Dickinson College, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, and Wesleyan University, invites applications for the 2019 “Mediating Italy in Global Culture” Summer School, to be held at DAMSLab in Bologna (Italy) from Monday, June 17 to Saturday, June 22, 2019. 

The 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 theaters, 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.


The Summer School will also provide students with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with internationally renowned institutions, museums and professionals through organized visits, tours and meetings. A detailed description of the activities will be provided on the website.


The cost of tuition and supplementary activities is 200 euros.

Tuition includes free access to Wi-Fi on the university campus, access to the libraries and university facilities, and organized visits. Accommodations, meals, and transportations are not included.


The deadline for applications is March 18, 2019.

Open to: 
Graduate and Post-Graduate Students with a background in Media Studies, Film Studies, Italian Studies, Cultural Production, American Studies, and similar degrees.

Interested applicants are required to fill out and submit the online application form and upload a full CV and a Motivation Letter.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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