Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: STEFANIA RIMINI

Expected Learning Outcomes

1) Knowledge and understanding
Know the main topics of the course and understand the theoretical concepts 
2) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
Express interdisciplinary considerations starting from the different approaches on TV
3) Autonomy of judgment
Integrate the knowledge of the course and formulate interpretative hypotheses on the proposed case studies
4) Communication skills
Development of the specialized lexicon referring to the proposed field of study
5) Learning skill 
Autonomy in the recognition of bibliographic sources and in the integration of contents

Course Structure

Lectures with audiovisual support.

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance is not compulsory.

Detailed Course Content

The Keywords of the course will be: the analysis of the principal multimedial narrative forms, the process of remediation between cinema and television, the practices of intersemiotic translation. A specific in-depth analysis will be dedicated to the tv serie Downton Abbey (ideated by J. Fellowes, ITV 2010-2015) and to the connection with the omonimous film episodes.

Textbook Information

A Complex TV :  toward an integrated approach (3 CFU)


-N. Dusi, G. Grignaffini, Capire le serie TV. Generi, stili, pratiche, Roma, Carocci, 2020.


B The castle of crossed destinies in the core of Downton Abbey (3 CFU)


- L. Esposito, A. Ruggiero (ed. by), Downton Abbey. Il fascino sfacciato dell’aristocrazia, Milano-Udine, Mimesis, 2021, pp.186.


Video analysis:

-Dowton Abbey (prima stagione)

-Downton Abbey. Il film (regia di M. Engler, 2019)


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.