Contemporary History

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course intends to foster the comprehension of the contemporary world, through the study of his historical roots beginning from the Nineteenth century to present times.
Expected learning outcomes
After the course, students must have a firm knowledge of the main subjects of Contemporary history, from 1848 to the present.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The course will focus on the history of the Second World War with particular reference to the study of war propaganda and to the development of the conflict's memory in the second half of XXth century.
During the course audiovisual material will be used.
Prerequisites for admission
The Students must have a certain knowledge of the main events of contemporary history, from 1848 to the present times, which can be acquired through the study of Sabbatucci-Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons and audio-visual material.
Teaching Resources
First part
- G.Sabbatucci, V.Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo, Bari, Laterza, 2019,dal cap. 1 al cap. 9
- S.P. MacKenzie. La seconda guerra mondiale in Europa, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011

Filmography:
- Capitani d'aprile (Capitaes de Abril), 2001, di M.de Medeiros, con S. Accorsi, M. de Medeiros.
- Gli intoccabili (The Untouchables), 1987, di B. De Palma, con S. Connery, K. Costner, R. De Niro, A. Garcia
- Ritorno a Cold Mountain (Cold Mountain), 2003, di A. Minghella, con J. Law, N. Kidman, R. Zellweger
- Il nemico alle porte (Enemy at the Gates), 2001, di J.J. Annaud, con J. Law, R. J. Fiennes, E. Harris, R. Weisz
- Il trionfo della volontà (Der Triumph des Willens), 1935, documentario di L. Riefenstahl
- Preludio alla guerra (Prelude to War), 1942, documentario di F. Capra, prima parte della serie Why We Fight
- La signora Miniver (Mrs. Miniver), 1942, di W. Wyler, con G. Garson, W. Pidgeon, T. Wright

Second part
- G.Sabbatucci, V.Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo , Bari, Laterza, 2019, dal cap. 10 al cap. 19
- L. Bruti Liberati, Hollywood contro Hitler, Milano, Il Libraccio, 2014

Filmography:
- I prigionieri dell'oceano (Lifeboat), 1944, di A. Hitchcock, con W. Bendix, T. Bankhead
- I migliori anni della nostra vita (The Best Years of Our Lives), 1946, di W. Wyler, con F. March, M. Loy, T. Wright, H. Russell, V. Mayo
- Da qui all'eternità (From Here to Eternity), 1953, dir. F. Zinnemann, con M. Clift, B. Lancaster, F. Sinatra, D. Kerr, E. Borgnine
- L'ammutinamento del Caine (The Caine Mutiny), 1954, di E. Dmytryk, con H. Bogart, J. Ferrer, V. Johnson, F. MacMurray
- I giovani Leoni (The Young Lions), 1958, di E. Dmytryk, con M. Brando, M. Clift, D. Martin, M. Schell, M. Britt

Third part
- G.Sabbatucci, V.Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo, Bari, Laterza, 2019,dal cap. 20 alla conclusione del volume.
- L. Bruti Liberati, Hollywood contro Hitler, Milano, Il Libraccio, 2014

Filmography:
- Odio implacabile (Crossfire), 1947, di E. Dmytryk, con R. Mitchum, R. Ryan
- Music Box, 1990, , di C. Costa Gavras, con J. Lange. F. Forrest
- La lista di Schindler (Schindler's List), 1993, di S. Spielberg, con L. Neeson, R. Fiennes, B. Kingsley
- Salvate il soldato Ryan (Saving Private Ryan), 1998, di S. Spielberg, con T. Hanks, M. Damon, T. Sizemore
- Bastardi senza gloria (Unglourious Basterds), 2009, di Q. Tarantino, con B. Pitt, M. Laurent, C. Waltz
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is of an oral test aimed at ascertaining the students' knowledge of world history from the mid-1800s to the present times and, in particular, of the Second World War period. It will be evaluated also the students' ability to analyse the texts and films indicated in the program.
Teaching Unit 1
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 3
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
By appointment
Office hours are by appointment, via Skype.