Laboratory in philosophy and cinema
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-FIL/01 - THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Sem. 2A dal Feb 14, 2022 al Mar 26, 2022.
Workshop on Philosophy and Cinema
The Workshop of Philosophy and Cinema aims to specifically develop contemporary philosophical research focusing on cinema and related issues. Though it mainly employs philosophical methodologies, it also resorts to use elements and conceptual tools coming from other disciplines, such as psychoanalysis, anthropology, history of culture, and visual studies.
Particular attention will be given to the development of the following skills:
- Understanding the status of art and its political implications;
- Ability to compare peculiar aspects of thought with contemporary themes and / or authors;
- Ability to formulate independent judgments on the genesis, nature and meaning of the issues addressed during the courses.
The REAL. What does a documentary film document?
Based on its educational goals, the Workshop for Philosophy and Cinema intends to constitute a starting point for learning and using the conceptuality necessary to reflect on the cinematographic experience and to analyze film materials with respect to their philosophical implications, thus deepening the very notion of medium.
This year's Workshop will focus on the image in its relationship with the real dimension and will privilege the concepts of moving image, audiovisual, rhythm and editing.
The bibliography, purely indicative, includes some classics of the genre and contributions that refer to the current debate on the theory of cinema, from which chapters and excerpts on which the workshop meetings will focus will be extracted. The actual materials will be distributed during the laboratory and made available to non-attending students after the conclusion of the laboratory itself. A list of the audio-video materials used during the meetings will also be made available.
1. Edgar Morin, Il cinema o l’uomo immaginario, Cortina, Milano 2016.
2. Daniele Dottorini, La passione del reale. Il documentario o la creazione del mondo, Mimesis, Milano 2018.
3. Marco Bertozzi, Documentario come arte. Riuso, performance, autobiografia nell'esperienza del cinema contemporaneo, Marsilio, Venezia 2018.
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The teaching will largely focus on discussions and active contributions by the students, in order to analyze texts and film materials, building together a shared knowledge around the themes of the laboratory. Active participation during the workshop is recommended (with interventions by individual students and group work). This method of participation replaces the exam or other form of final verification.
The recognition of credits is linked to the attendance of at least 70% of the meetings, which will take place only in presence.
For students who could not attend, contact the teacher in order to find together an alternative training path to be discussed orally.