Barcelona, Spain

Contemporary Italy through the Eye of the Movie Camera (Spanish)

when 12 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language Spanish
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 850

This is a presential course taught at the UAB campus, where the university guarantees compliance with the sanitary measures and the development of the courses in a safe environment.

The course offers a general approach to Italian contemporary culture and history from the Unification until now through its cinematographic self-representation. The selection of movies analysed in the classes intends to be representative of recent Italian history and cover the main social, political, economic and cultural aspects of the country’s reality. In the same way, this selection tries to attend to the variety of the Italian cinema over that period, integrating both amateur and commercial or genre films.

Our methodological approach is based on the multidisciplinary perspective of the comparative and intermedia studies that focus on visual culture. This kind of approach permits a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the contemporary world and has become indispensable in the field of Humanities and Communication studies.

Course leader

Rosa Gutiérrez Herranz and Ludovico Longhi
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduate students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. Working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

Our main learning goal in this course is to analyse, review and criticize the role that these cinematographic representations have had in the construction of identity, contrasting them with the personal experience of foreign and national students, in order to offer a more inclusive, extensive and complex vision of the Italian cultural diversity.

Fee info

EUR 850: The course fee for international and national students (non-UAB students) is € 850 but those who register before April 30 will get 20% discount.


No but there is 20% discount on the tuition fee if prospective students register before April 30th.

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