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Supplementary compulsory subjects
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Como - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Second semester
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Lesson (36 hours)

no prerequisites

Final Examination: 

In order to sit the examination, you must register via the electronic notice board, in accordance with the deadlines laid down (the lists will close automatically on the deadline indicated and will no longer be accessible).

If you decide not to take the exam once you have registered, you must cancel your registration before the closing date.

The final examination will be an oral interview with 5 questions, the answers to which are scored between 0 and 6 points. The minimum threshold to pass the exam is 18/30.
The questions assess the students' knowledge and preparation in relation to the reference texts, both from a mnemonic point of view and, above all, from a critical and logical point of view, ascertaining their ability to link theoretical elements, contemporary facts, empirical cases and diachronic analysis to the analysis of the geographies of communication.

Voto Finale

The main objective of the course is to introduce a critical reflection on the role of communication in the dynamics of territorial evolution.

The programme is divided into two modules: 1) In the first module the tools (theoretical and methodological) for a critical understanding of key issues in Cultural Geography will be provided. 2) In the second module the role of the Geography of Communication in narratological analysis will be addressed and, secondly, what are the geographical aspects of narration. The second part of the course begins with the study of the narrative turn as a key to interpreting Geography and territorial identities, and then moves on to the digital turn and the role that both turns have played in geographical narratives and in the interpretation of territories through various media throughout history.
In particular, the following themes will be explored
Cultural geography: from Sauer to postmodernism
Narrative Geographies
Media Geographies
Territory, Place and Identity
Geographical stereotypes

Attending and non-attending students:

Albanese V., Graziano T. (2020) "Place, cyberplace e le nuove geografie della comunicazione".

Recommended texts for further reading:

Banini T. (2019) "Geografie Culturali", Franco Angeli, Milano

Bonazzi A. (2011) "Manuale di Geografia Culturale", Laterza, Roma-Bari

Dell'Agnese E., Tabusi M. (2016) "La musica come geografia: suoni, luoghi, territori", SGI, Roma

Tanca M. (2020) "Geografia e Fiction. Opera, film, canzone, fumetto", Franco Angeli, Milano


Lectures are face-to-face, supported by power point presentations, scientific articles, focus groups, films and the intervention of thematic experts.

Students are encouraged to be actively involved during the lessons.

The lecturer receives on Teams or at her studio, by appointment to be agreed by email (email: