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Italian Comics: From Corriere dei Piccoli to Gipi
How has it been used historically and how is the Italian language used in a complex audiovisual medium such as comics?
Dr. Antonio Iannotta's conference focuses on some of the authors, stories, heroes, magazines and books that created the illustrated imagery of Italians. An exciting journey in the Italian language used in comics with relationships to cinema, literature, art and other media.
Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles on the occasion of the 20th Italian Language Week in the World, with the theme of Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations, Comic Books.

Oct 27, 2020 06:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Antonio Iannotta
Iannotta holds a PhD in Communication Sciences. He has published essays and articles on film, TV series, comics, literature and media theory, as well as the volumes Lo sguardo sottratto. Samuel Beckett e i media (2006) and Il cinema audiotattile. Suono e immagine nell'esperienza filmica (2017). He was Editorial Director for Comicon Editions where he edited comics and essays on authors and major Italian publishing houses and beyond. He is the co-author of three documentaries on comic books. He teaches Italian at the University of San Diego and is the Artistic Director of the San Diego Italian Film Festival.