Objectives

The aim of the course is to develop an adequate mastery and awareness of communication processes from the semiotic and linguistic theory perspective.

Specific objectives:
1. Knowledge and understanding: the first goal of the course is to introduce students to the main themes of semiotic and linguistic study of communication, highlighting the areas of study, vocabulary and methodologies of the discipline. To this end the course will address classical studies and fundamental approaches (mainly comparative and structural linguistics). Current perspective and recent developments will be introduced as well.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding: the second specific goal of the course is being able to apply the acquired knowledge to problems concerning communication and narrative texts, and to develop arguments in the light of the contribution provided in particular by semiotics, but also linguistics and theory of language, in order to understand the processes of communication and to analyze the discourses, and the non verbal and multimodal texts.
3. Making judgements: as a methodology of discourse, interpretation and text analysis semiotics will be useful in order to analyze the adequacy of different kind of texts and different types of reader, as well as the implications and the ideologic level of the discourses.
4. Communication Skills: further specific objectives of the course concern the ability to analyze and reflect autonomously on issues of social relevance in light of the theoretical-methodological tools provided by the course. These objectives will be pursued through targeted activities of text analysis in the classroom.
5. Expected results: students will develop, starting from lectures, knowledge related to the main topics of semiotics of the text and social communication , and will acquire through practical exercises and thematic investigation new skills and mastery of the fields of study, the vocabulary and the methodologies of the discipline.

Channels

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PIERLUIGI CERVELLI PIERLUIGI CERVELLI   Teacher profile

Programme

The course is divided into four parts:
- a first part will be dedicated to general concepts and the history of semiotics (16 hours).
- a second part will be dedicated to theoretical explanation on structural and generative semiotics (10 hours)
- a third part (24 hours) will be dedicated to the analysis of the text and in particular of the narratives
- a fourth part (22 hours) will be dedicated to the discourse analysis

Adopted texts

Marsciani, F, Zinna, A., 1991, Elementi di semiotica generativa, Bologna, Esculapio

Cervelli, P., 2020, La frontiera interna. Il problema dell'altro dal fascismo alle relazioni internazionali, Bologna, Esculapio

Greimas, A., J., Maupassant. La semiotica in esercizio, Bologna, Bompiani

Additional or alternative texts may be indicated at the beginning of the semester or during the lessons

Prerequisites

NOT REQUESTED

Study modes

The course will be given by lectures. In consideration of the Covid-19 emergency and with reference to the evolution of government and health authority regulations, the course or parts of it may also be held at a distance or in mixed mode (in presence and at a distance). In any case, on occasions in presence, compliance with safety regulations will be ensured.

Exam modes

Written exam composed by open-ended questions

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
16/12/2020 28/01/2021 13/02/2021
16/12/2020 28/01/2021 13/02/2021
16/12/2020 28/01/2021 13/02/2021
16/02/2021 05/04/2021 20/04/2021
16/02/2021 05/04/2021 20/04/2021
16/02/2021 05/04/2021 20/04/2021
16/04/2021 01/06/2021 15/06/2021
16/04/2021 01/06/2021 15/06/2021
16/04/2021 01/06/2021 15/06/2021
16/05/2020 14/06/2021 30/06/2021
16/05/2020 14/06/2021 30/06/2021
16/05/2020 14/06/2021 30/06/2021
01/05/2020 04/07/2021 19/07/2021
01/05/2020 04/07/2021 19/07/2021
01/05/2020 04/07/2021 19/07/2021
16/07/2021 01/09/2021 15/09/2021
16/07/2021 01/09/2021 15/09/2021
16/07/2021 01/09/2021 15/09/2021
05/09/2021 06/10/2021 22/10/2021
05/09/2021 06/10/2021 22/10/2021
05/09/2021 06/10/2021 22/10/2021
16/11/2021 31/12/2021 13/01/2022
16/11/2021 31/12/2021 13/01/2022
16/11/2021 31/12/2021 13/01/2022
27/12/2021 16/01/2022 27/01/2022
27/12/2021 16/01/2022 27/01/2022

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PIERLUIGI CERVELLI PIERLUIGI CERVELLI   Teacher profile

Programme

The course is divided into four parts:
- a first part will be dedicated to general concepts and the history of semiotics (16 hours).
- a second part will be dedicated to theoretical explanation on structural and generative semiotics (10 hours)
- a third part (24 hours) will be dedicated to the analysis of the text and in particular of the narratives
- a fourth part (22 hours) will be dedicated to the discourse analysis

Adopted texts

Marsciani, F, Zinna, A., 1991, Elementi di semiotica generativa, Bologna, Esculapio

Cervelli, P., forthcoming 2020, La frontiera interna, Bologna, Esculapio

Greimas, A., J., Maupassant. La semiotica in esercizio, Bologna, Bompiani

Additional or alternative texts may be indicated at the beginning of the semester or during the lessons

Prerequisites

NOT REQUESTED

Study modes

The course will be given by lectures. In consideration of the Covid-19 emergency and with reference to the evolution of government and health authority regulations, the course or parts of it may also be held at a distance or in mixed mode (in presence and at a distance). In any case, on occasions in presence, compliance with safety regulations will be ensured.

Exam modes

Written exam composed by open-ended questions

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
16/12/2020 28/01/2021 13/02/2021
16/12/2020 28/01/2021 13/02/2021
16/12/2020 28/01/2021 13/02/2021
16/02/2021 05/04/2021 20/04/2021
16/02/2021 05/04/2021 20/04/2021
16/02/2021 05/04/2021 20/04/2021
16/04/2021 01/06/2021 15/06/2021
16/04/2021 01/06/2021 15/06/2021
16/04/2021 01/06/2021 15/06/2021
16/05/2020 14/06/2021 30/06/2021
16/05/2020 14/06/2021 30/06/2021
16/05/2020 14/06/2021 30/06/2021
01/05/2020 04/07/2021 19/07/2021
01/05/2020 04/07/2021 19/07/2021
01/05/2020 04/07/2021 19/07/2021
16/07/2021 01/09/2021 15/09/2021
16/07/2021 01/09/2021 15/09/2021
16/07/2021 01/09/2021 15/09/2021
05/09/2021 06/10/2021 22/10/2021
05/09/2021 06/10/2021 22/10/2021
05/09/2021 06/10/2021 22/10/2021
16/11/2021 31/12/2021 13/01/2022
16/11/2021 31/12/2021 13/01/2022
16/11/2021 31/12/2021 13/01/2022
27/12/2021 16/01/2022 27/01/2022
27/12/2021 16/01/2022 27/01/2022

PAOLO SORRENTINO PAOLO SORRENTINO   Teacher profile

Course sheet
  • Academic year: 2020/2021
  • Curriculum: Curriculum unico
  • Year: Second year
  • Semester: Second semester
  • SSD: M-FIL/05
  • CFU: 9
Activities
  • Attività formative di base
  • Ambito disciplinare: Discipline semiotiche, linguistiche e informatiche
  • Lecture (Hours): 72
  • CFU: 9.00
  • SSD: M-FIL/05