On March 29th, took place a session of Doctoral Seminars on Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies with the participation of Giovanna Leone and Silvana Mota-Ribeiro.
In the morning, Giovanna Leone, a researcher at the Sapienza University of Rome, spoke on the topic “Tackling intergenerational silences: the case study of current narratives on Italian colonial crimes”. The intergenerational silence on colonial crimes is a case study that confirms the law on historical facts. Massive violence is a “banal” occurrence in intergenerational narratives. In her research, Giovanna Leone explored how the crimes committed by the Italian army during a colonial invasion of Ethiopia are self-censored in the current books of Italian history, as well as their emotional and cognitive experiences of university students when exposed to a self- social Long term, be it in a clear and frank way, or in a lighter or more evasive way.
In the afternoon, Silvana Mota-Ribeiro gave the workshop “Visual analysis methodologies: social semiotics and multimodality”. This lecture sought to embrace the universe of Social Semiotics and multimodality as the forms of Critical Discourse Analysis, with the goal of “How crucial they are to unveil and use meanings and discourses in various texts, are visual and multimodal.
The cycle of Seminars of Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies is a joint initiative of CECS and the Department of Communication Sciences.