History of comics (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Claudio Gallo
Claudio Gallo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem 2A, Sem 2B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Educational objectives: The point of the teaching is to introduce the student to the historical knowledge of the comic strip between the nineteenth and twentieth century, with reference to Italian publishers, magazines, designers and screenwriters.


Teaching objective: After some hints on the birth of comics, will be analyzed: the experiences of children's magazines at the beginning of the twentieth century; pop and adventurous Italian's comic strip between the Thirties and the Fifties; the black heroes of the sixties; comics and magazines between the seventies and the nineties; the graphic novel's success in the new Millennium.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Daniele Barbieri Breve storia della letteratura a fumetti (Edizione 2) Carocci 2014 978-88-430-7113-5
Stefano Calabrese, Elena Zagaglia Che cos’è il graphic novel Carocci editore 2017
Boris BattagliaComicOut 2018 E chiamale se vuoi, graphic novel. Manuale per i nuovi critici di fumetti (Edizione 1) ComicOut 2018
Claudio Gallo ; Giuseppe Bonomi ; prefazione di Stefano Marzorati Tutto comincio con Bilbolbul... : per una storia del fumetto italiano (Edizione 1) Perosini 2006 88-85409-58-X

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment method: to be specified, there will be three dates, to be set, for the final exam, two in the summer session and the last in the September session.