Italian graphic novels: an introduction
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LNW09
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
La graphic novel italiana: un'introduzione. In questo seminario tracceremo un breve excursus delle origini del romanzo a fumetti italiano, dai primi anni sessanta (Hugo Pratt, Angela Giussani), passando per gli anni ottanta (Sergio Bonelli, Andrea Pazienza) fino ad arrivare ad i nostri giorni (Zerocalcare) ed incontreremo i suoi personaggi piu' famosi (Corto Maltese, Diabolik, Dylan Dog, Kobane, etc).
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
This workshop will provide you with a brief history of the graphic novel in Italy and introduce you to some of its most famous writers and artists.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- appreciate the range of styles in the Italian graphic novel tradition
- understand the genre's development
- recognise the most famous artists and writers working in the genre.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This workshop is delivered entirely in Italian, and is meant for learners at intermediate level or above (Italian 3 lower to Italian 5).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a lecture-style workshop, but there will be opportunities to ask questions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No extra materials are necessary.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This is a supplementary lecture. If you are interested in other Italian courses, please visit the Languages page on our website.