UNIVERSITY OF MESSINA (MESSINA, ITALY)
16-19th July 2019
Mediated and cultural representations in East Asia, Italy and Europe
The themes around which the summer school lectures rotate investigated the mediated and cultural representations between East Asia, Italy and Europe, with particular regard to Japan and China. The disciplinary fields upon which the event’s teaching and discussion slots were based were mainly literary studies, aesthetics, visual studies and cultural studies, and media sociology. The general range of themes was furthermore informed by the growing importance of the inter-regional dynamics involving the cultural diplomacy between/among the considered regions and countries, and the role of the circulation of the creative industries’ output involved in the mutual receptions/perceptions of the national/cultural contexts at the centre of the school’s inter-disciplinary discussions and analyses.
The summer school runs for four days, comprising:
1. two and a half days of intensive seminars and special lectures;
2. the last part of the third day, in the afternoon, will consist of an open book test; passing
the test gets students 2 “CFU” (university credits);
3. the fourth day is dedicated to a group trip to Taormina and Giardini Naxos.
The program consists of 20 lesson slots, each of 60 minutes, taught by academics from
Chinese, British, Dutch, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian universities.
08:30-08:50 Opening (Giuseppe Giordano, director of DiCam), Introduction: Japan, China, Europe. Challenges and methodological issues (Marco Pellitteri, director of the Summer School and Lectures)
08:50-09:50 Lesson 1 | Introduction: Japan, China, Europe. Challenges and methodological issues
09:55-10:55 Lesson 2 | Japanese cinema and European philosophy: Deleuze, Mizoguchi, Ozu
11:00-12:00 Lesson 3 | Chinese culture in Europe at the time of the Italian Jesuit missionaries
12:00-13:45 Lunch break
13:50-14:50 Lesson 4 | Chinese contemporary thought from the European perspective
14:55-15:55 Lesson 5 | Japanese literature and Euro-American contexts
16:15-17:15 Lesson 6 | Japan’s soft power, fictional characters, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
17:20-18:20 Lesson 7 | Chinese pop music in the Italian context
18:20-18:30 Conclusion of the day
08:30-09:30 Lesson 8 | Images of Europe in manga and anime / 1. WWII in Europe
09:35-10:35 Lesson 9 | Visualising the verbal or verbalising the visual? The 798 Art District, part 1
10:40-11:40 Lesson 10 | Montage and visual storytelling of China: the 798 Art District, part 2
11:45-13:15 Lunch break
13:20-14:20 Lesson 11 | Western technology and Japanese “spirit” in robotics and philosophy
14:35-15:35 Lesson 12 | Diaspora and Chinese migrants in Italy
16:00-17:00 Lesson 13 | Artificial intelligence trends and its impact on business and society
17:05-18:05 Lesson 14 | Artificial intelligence and digital humanities: a Pandora box ready to be exploited
18:05-18:15 Conclusion of the day
08:30-09:30 Lesson 15 | Opposite images of China in Italy: traditional medicine and comics
09:35-10:35 Lesson 16 | Images of Europe in manga and anime / 2. Spain and UK
10:55-11:55 Lesson 17 | Images of Europe in manga and anime / 3. Italy
11:55-12:55 Lesson 18 | Anime pilgrimages: Japanese tourists travelling to Europe
12:55-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:30 Lesson 19 | Organising exhibitions on Japanese art overseas: the case of the Netherlands B
15:35-16:35 Lesson 20 | Closing remarks on China, Italy, Europe, Japan in media strategies
16:35-17:00 Pre-exam break
17:00-18:30 Open-book exam
18:30-18:40 Conclusion of the day
08:30-18:30 Excursion to Giardini Naxos and Taormina
DETAILED PROGRAMME (WITH LESSONS ABSTRACTS)
Marco PELLITTERI – Shanghai International Studies University, China
Fabio Domenico PALUMBO – University of Messina, Italy
Pierandrea AMATO; Luisa DAMIANO; Maxime DANESIN; Manuel HERNÁNDEZ-PÉREZ; Paolo LA MARCA; Aurore YAMAGATA-MONTOYA
❖ Tiziana Lippiello, Ph.D., Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Vice-Rector, Department of Asian and North African Studies, full professor.
❖ Luisa Damiano, Ph.D., University of Messina, DiCAM, Chair of Philosophy of Science, associate professor.
❖ Noriko Hiraishi, Ph.D., University of Tsukuba, associate professor.
❖ Fabrizio Renzi, MBA, Director of the Research-Innovation-Technology division at IBM Italia, Milan, Italy.
❖ Massimiliano Fusari, Ph.D., University of Westminster, senior lecturer.
❖ Manuel Hernández-Perez, Ph.D., University of Hull, Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education, School of Arts, lecturer.
❖ Rik Spanjers, Ph.D., University of Utrecht, lecturer.
❖ Paolo La Marca, Ph.D., University of Catania, Chair of Languages and Literatures of Japan and Korea, adjunct professor.
❖ Fabio Domenico Palumbo, Ph.D., University of Messina, DiCAM, collaborator of the Chair of Aesthetics.
❖ Francesco Serratore, Ph.D., Shanghai School of Music. Post-doc researcher.
❖ Marco Pellitteri, Ph.D., Shanghai International Studies University, School of Journalism and Communication, lecturer.
This event is organised by Mutual Images Research Association with the generous financial support of the Hōsō Bunka Foundation (Japan) and the assistance of Shanghai International Studies University (China); and it is kindly hosted by the Department of Ancient and Modern Civilisations ( DiCAM ) of the University of Messina, with the Patronage of the University’s Rectorate.