Transatlantic Degree Cinema and Language
(TDC&L) A.A. 2011/12 - 2012/13

Atlantis VCU Welcome Day

Richmond, Sept 29-30, 2011

The workshop, organised for Atlantis I and II cohort, is a public conference with the presentation of cinema papers by faculties and students of Universidad de Cordoba, Università di Messina and Virginia Commonwelath University.

Prof. Fabio Rossi has presented during his seminar two research project papers:

Telecinematic Discourse: When Cinema meets Linguistics

For a New Style Handbook (together with Fabio Ruggiano)

Photo: ATLANTIS UCO ( Patrizia Estevez Rodriguez, Sonia Garcia Ruiz), UNIME (Mauro Dell'Acqua, Alberto Pascarella, Emanuele Broccio) and VCU ( Haley Petit, John Burrow, Nora McKenney, Alex Denison, Jen Lawhorne) students with Prof. Oliver. (October 2011) - Richmond, September 2011
Atlantis European students info section
Atlantis II cohort European students attend I year at European Universities:
I semester at Universidad de Cordoba - October 2011 - Febuary 2012
II semester at University of Messina - March 2012 - July 2012
University of Messina
II semester - March 5 - July 20, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10.00
Facoltà Scienze della Formazione - Aula Magna
Prof. Antonino Pennisi, the dean of Faculty, together with Prof. Caterina Barilaro, CdL Turismo e Spettacolo Degree coordinator, Prof. Dario Tomasello and Prof. Fabio Rossi have the pleasure to welcome ATLANTIS students together with UNIME Scienze della Formazione students.

Photo: ATLANTIS II UNIME Welcome Day - Eloisa Ranea Palma and Jose Antonio Rodriguez Gomez (University of Cordoba students) with University of Messina ones - Messina, March 7, 2012

UNIME semester calendar. Please keep posted.
UNIME semester exam calendar
PLIDA exam - Reggio Calabria  - May 18, 2011

Intensive Italian Language and Culture at CLAM (Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo Messinese)

In order to be accepted for graduate study at VCU Atlantis II year (2012-13) must meet criteria of the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) as outlined on the web site: with a "grade Point Average (GPA) with standard of a 3.0 GPA.
VCU application deadline: May 1, 2012
Atlantis Students must pass the TOEFEL test before August 1, 2012.
Virginia Commonwealth University
August 5, 2011 - July 2012

Photo: Prof. Giuseppe Anastasi (UNIME Vice Rector ), Prof. Oliver Speck (VCU), John Burro (VCU), Alex Denison (VCU), Haley Pettit (VCU), Jannifer Lawhorne (VCU), Dr. Patrizia Marcella Scalisi (CIMS Executive Director), Prof. Carmen Galan (UCO Vice Rector), Emanuele Broccio (UNIME), Patricia Estevez Rodriguez (UCO), Sonia Garcia Ruiz (UCO), Alberto Pascarella (UNIME), Mauro Dell'Acqua (UNIME), Prof. Manuel Torres, Prof. Prof. Dr. José Manuel Roldán Nogueras (UCO Rector) and Prof. Antonino Germanò (UNIME) - ATLANTIS student meeting - Richmond, March 6, 2012 - (from the left)

University of Messina Faculty visiting at VCU

On Tuesday April 17, at 6:00pm Prof. Dario Tomasello and Dr. Alessia Cervini from partner University of Messina will deliver a seminar in English: "Cinema as a Parodic Mirror: the "Italian Style Comedy'". For more Information.


ATLANTIS sponsorship event

University of Messina

Humanities School - Aula Magna

Friday, March 30 - 11:00am - 2012

Prof. Raffaele Simone (Università Roma Tre) will held a conference on " Che cos'è e come è fatto un dizionario analogico" at UNIME Humanities School. For more info please click here.

VCU - Stage/Internship

All Atlantis students (I and II cohort) are doing their internship at French Film Festival in Richmond form March 29 to April 2012.
Photo: Prof. Peter Kirkpatrick, French Film Festival Director, special dedication to ATLANTIS TDC&L Program.
CIMS is among the sponsors of French Film Festival.
Atlantis II cohort US students attend their I year at US University:
I and II semester at Virginia Commonwealth University. For more info please click here.
ATLANTIS VCU II studentes will attend:
University of Messina Intensive Italian Language and Culture at its linguistic Center CLAM (Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo Messinese) - June 6 to July 13, 2012

CLAM  - Via Luciano Manara n° 54



WED. 6         4 *

MON 2            3 ***

FRI 8          4 *

WED  4            3 ***

MON 11        4 *

FRI 6             4 *

WED 13        4 *

MON 9             4 *

FRI 15        2 **

WED 11           3 ***

MON 18         4 *

FRI 13           3 ***

WED 20         4 *


FRI  29         4 *


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The Yale University, the University of Messina?Atlantis? Transatlantic Degree Cinema and Language Programme - the Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi sulle Arti Performative UniversiTeatrali

in collaboration with Ersu

organise II edition review event:

?Il Cinema dei territori: Messina/Sicilia ? Yale/Connecticut 2011 e 2012?

University of Messina - Villa Pace - June 30, 2012

Programme 2012


Atlantis II cohort will attend Taormina Film Festival Stage Programme to be held from June 23 to 28, 2012.

Photo: Taormina Film Festival 2012 Artistic Director Mario Sesti - Atlantis special dedication

Photo: ATLANTIS TDC&L I, II, III students from UNIME, UCO and VCU attending the Taormina Film Festival Inauguration Day (June 22, 2012).


Virginia Commonwealth University Visiting Professor at University of Messina

UNIME -  Villa Pace  - The History and Practice of Subtitling in Europe

July 2, 2012 - 11.00am

July 3, 2012 - 11.00am

Prof. Peter Kirkpatrick will be at University of Messina from June 28 to July 5, 2012 to lecture on the history and practice of subtitling in Europe with a focus on language and methods & technologies in subtitling.


In order to attend European II year at  University of Cordoba (October 2012 - February 2013) and University of Messina (March - July 2012) VCU II cohort students must apply for  student VISA ( for more than 90 days) at the Spanish Embassy or consulate of their jurisdiction. For more info click here

In order to improve their foreign language proficiencies VCU II corhort will attend courses at EU Universities before their EU academic year attendance: Universidad de Cordoba - UCOIDIOMAS  - September 3 - Oct 15, 2012
Virginia Commonwealth University
VI CIMS International Conference
Thursday, Sept 13, 2012
Atlantis Film Presentation - Oliver Speck, Virginia Commonwealth University
Student presenters: Eloísa Ranea Palma, José Antonio Rodríguez, Daniel Trice

Photo: Atlantis sytudents with Prof. Oliver Speck during VI CIMS conference - Richmond -  Sept 13, 2012
For Atlantis II cohort notice:
VCU Spring 2013 Records & Registration Final Commencement Notice - May 13, 2013 deadline

TDC&L Action is financed by European Union and FIPSE