New Master course on fascism, film and architecture

Next Autumn I will participate in the teaching of the Master’s course Romanità, on film, architecture, and ideology during the so-called Ventennio or Italian fascist era (1922-1943). Early October we will start with two whole days of lectures and films at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, after which we will continue at the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome during the last two weeks of October. While historian Hans de Valk will provide the general historical background and more specifically the history of Rome during the fascist era, my colleague in architectural history Koos Bosma wil go into the differents kinds of architectural styles, urbanistic plans and realized buildings and zones in Rome during the 1920s to 1940s. I will myself give a film historical overview, plus some specific lectures on historical representation on one side and modernity on the other side, both reated to images and representations of Rome during the Ventennio. Think of epic films like Quo vadis? (Georg Jacoby/ Gabriellino d’Annunzio 1925) and Scipione l’Africano (Carmine Gallone 1937) and modern set films such as La canzone dell’amore (Gennaro Righelli 1930), Il signor Max (Mario Camerini 1937), Quattro passi fra le nuvole (Alessandro Blasetti 1942) and Avanti, cè’posto(Mario Bonnard 1942). Look here for more information (in Dutch).

~ by Ivo Blom on May 9, 2010.

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