A Mafia Story: Its Representation in Literature, Cinema and Television, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    1500
    Tuition (Full programme)
    1500
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

In this "A Mafia Story: Its Representation in Literature, Cinema and Television" course at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) we will explore the representations of the Mafia in Italy through literature, film, and television; in the 20th and 21st centuries. Combining the analyses of historians, sociologists, and intellectuals, along with the testimonies of victims, we will challenge the stereotypes through which cultural productions envision the Mafia, and more importantly, we will explore how the Mafia envisions the world, in particular what is its ethics, its relationships with law, politics, business and finance, its ideas of femininity and masculinity, its portrayals of children.

Examining both the visions on and by the Mafia through cultural, socio-political, and historical perspectives, this course aims to deconstruct the mythological eye and instead form an analytical eye with which to investigate and better understand the Mafioso universe and power, and the cultural Italian identity as well.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course content
In the course we will investigate the following topics:
  • The origins/the myth (The Leopard film and excerpts from book, The Godfather film)
  • Mafia and politics (The Day of the Owl, book)
  • Women in, against and around the Mafia (testimonies)
  • Mafia and the children (I’m Not Scared, film)
  • Mafia and business (Gomorra, film and book)
  • Mafia in tv series (The Sopranos, Gomorrah)

Academic Requirements

English Language Requirements

Good level of English. Non native English speakers must give evidence of their language proficiency of a minimum B2 level or equivalent (ex: TOEFL Ibt 79, IELTS 6, First Certificate of English, Cambridge ESOL or other certification).

Documents you will need to upload while filling in the online application:
  • a passport size picture
  • the scanned version of your passport or other ID documents
  • the transcript of records
  • certificates assessing the knowledge of the English Language
Programs requirements
  • Grade Point Average of a minimum 2.75, or equivalent in applicants own university grading system
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1500 International
  • EUR 1500 EU/EEA
  • One session: € 1500
  • Two sessions: € 2850
  • Three sessions: € 4200
  • Four sessions: € 5500
  • Five sessions: € 6,500
  • Application fee: €75

Funding

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