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In the films she examines, including Cloro Sanfelice, , Bellas mariposas Mereu, , Indivisibili De Angelis, , the girl becomes the affective conductor for the human relationship with capital, a liquid, deeply uncertain one.

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She puts this idea in dialogue with work by Eva Hayward on the ideologies of aquarium display, showing how these underwater portrayals of girlhood inflect performance in contemporary Italian cinema. She has written widely on gender representation in postwar Italian cinema, and has recently published Italys Other Women: Gender and prostitution in postwar Italian cinema, Peter Lang, In particular, her presentation engages with the difficult negotiations and performances of feminine adolescence Driscoll as these performances relate to the productions desire for a representation of an authentic experience of youth.

Both films protagonists have been compared to Enzo Staiola in Ladri di biciclette De Sica, , the iconic face of neorealism. Seeing the child as heir to neorealism and a notional witness to the ongoing migration crisis in Southern Italy is one way of reading these films. However, looking more closely at the figure of the child as non-professional actor, and the mechanics of performance, can open the broader ideological function of the Italian child in these narratives. The chair and panelists of this session here included will present from the upcoming volume, Screening Sicily , edited by Giovanna Summerfield and published to offset the near-absence of scholarship that focuses on the relationship between the Mediterranean gem and cinema.

Elgin K. She holds a Ph. More recently, her research has geared toward narrative and technical aspects in Italian film and television series. Her research interests are in contemporary Italian literature and cinema, gender studies, motherhood studies, and Sicilian culture. Her publications focus primarily on gender and representations of the mafia in contemporary Italian cinema. She is the author of Donne, mafia e cinema: una prospettiva interdisciplinare Longo Editore, It examines films and television series branding artists directors, actors, writers to gain international scope, while storytelling national political crisis, scandals, and intrigues.

Assessing media products from a variety of approaches, including discourse and reception analyses, panelists investigate the relationship between masculinity and politics in Italian media at a crucial juncture in both national and global histories. Her research interests focus on Italian cinema, including documentary, film theory and history, gender studies, and feminist and postfeminist theories. Young Salvo, on the other hand, arrives at a finer appreciation of the force of law a ritroso.

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Publications include essays on serial television in Italy and North America. Her publications include articles on film and theater in the years of lead s , coming-of-age film, and auteur cinema, and two pedagogical volumes. With Ellen Nerenberg, she is co-author of the collaborative project entitled Winx Nation: educare la futura consumista. Accusations of style over substance persist, although arguably, in Sorrentino, they are two sides of the same coin. On the other hand, Sorrentino seems to be invested in his own brand of political impegno for a postmodern, post-millennial era see Antonello and Mussgnug, , complicating any easy interpretation of his often parodic portrayal of political conflicts, gender issues and masculine identity crises.

As allegorical tales, Sorrentinos films are the depiction of the moral degradation of a society physically and mentally consumed by the pursuit for power. My paper examines how male and female characters in Loro 1 and Loro 2 become obsessed with reaching the personification of their ultimate ideal, Berlusconi as archetype of gold and power. I also argue that obsession with power takes possession of the characters body and mind, turning it into a real mental disorder.

The characters seem willing to do anything to reach their ultimate idol and get to power, even if involves using others, selling ones body and soul, becoming corrupted, traitors and felons. My claim is that Sorrentinos choice of Berlusconi as a paragon of power and gold and as an exemplification of moral corruption is perfectly fitting and telling of contemporary Italian society.

She is currently working on a book-length project on representation of trauma and power in contemporary Italian and American TV series. La grande bellezza , while being no exception, is in itself a reflection on this binary, exploring the endless search for true beauty. The movies openness to diverging aesthetic and social contexts and its search for contrast introduces the viewer to a procession of characters whose superficially beautiful lives hide endless dissatisfaction and social degeneration. Sorrentino presents elements of aesthetic beauty, before promptly revealing their emptiness.

However, while Sorrentino exposes the fallacy of appearance that surrounds materiality, he also seeks to reveal the true meaning of beauty. Mecchia points to the concept of sublime, symbolised by the shots of the sky, as the answer to this quest. While agreeing with the idea of beauty escaping materiality, this paper argues that true beauty emerges from relationships: love, true friendship, the bound between a father and a son. Sorrentino does not preference form over substance, but rather explores the very idea of what it means to have substance, finding true beauty in unconventional places.

Other areas of her research included the juridical language of migration and political discourse. She has presented papers based on nineteenth-century Italian literature and contemporary Italian cinema at various international conferences. Russell J. In what is without doubt the most divisive point in its critical reception, the series critically analyzes the current state of the Catholic Church, examining the nature and value of religious faith in the twenty-first century.

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Kilbourn is Associate Professor in English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in film theory, memory studies, and adaptation. Its popular blend of gruesome murders, gore and eroticism inspired numerous Hollywood productions such as Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill and William Friedkin's Jade , to name just a few.

Thus, it comes as a surprise that before no fully-fledged remake of a giallo has been produced outside of Italy. In a more general sense, the paper also raises theoretical questions about the nature of a remake. Her current areas of research include: Spanish and Italian literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Jewish literature, intermediality, visual culture and Italian film history. Albert, U. Becker, R.

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I suoi interessi di ricerca riguardano i Television e i Media Studies, le forme promozionali e i Visual Studies. Tra le sue pubblicazioni Imagining. This conference paper will investigate the elements of noir in the first Italian original television series produced for Netflix, Suburra: Blood on Rome Suburra — La serie , which premiered worldwide in and which has been marketed not only towards a younger, but also an international audience that. The aesthetic features and thematic issues which significantly distinguish it from more traditional, RAI-produced series will be discussed.

It will be shown that its success has been achieved by producing a noir that consciously breaks away from Italian small-screen traditions, which tend to be provincial and nostalgic self-appreciation reduced to banality and predictability. Noir and nostalgia are at opposite ends of an aesthetic and ideological spectrum, and I will show that Suburra can be firmly placed within the tradition of Neo-noir crime fiction.

Veicolate anzitutto dai Social Media attraverso i nuovi dispositivi digitali, le esperienze tipicamente cinematografiche del racconto di finzione, di proiezione in situazioni immaginarie e di identificazione con personaggi fittizi — che in passato la moda aveva cercato di rendere possibili soprattutto attraverso il medium fotografico — migrano, in definitiva, verso nuovi spazi e nuovi contesti.

I suoi principali interessi di ricerca vertono sul fotografico e, in particolare, sulle interazioni tra arte contemporanea, moda e social media. The success Ferragamo enjoyed and the creativity he displayed were closely tied to his involvement as a shoe designer for Hollywood and, later, to Italian film.

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Felicia Caponigri is an American lawyer and Ph. Her dissertation research, under the direction of Professor Lorenzo Casini, comparatively examines how modern and contemporary Italian Fashion may be legally classified as cultural property under Italian law and under U. The paper presents a mapping of the archival sources, public and private, connected to the activities of the cine-theatrical tailors and costume designers, in order to reconstruct a productive and cultural reality of absolute excellence that, starting from the last century, developed in Rome, a real "city of entertainment".

The show is slotted in the early afternoon hours for a private network and is hosted by popular presenter Maria De Filippi. The goal of the show is to help people find a partner, while filming their dates outside the studios.

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Much of the show time is devoted to watching and commenting clips of such dates, thereby sparking heated in-studio discussions. Through a combination of feminist media theory and cultural studies lenses, the paper will flesh out several threads for analysis, while focusing on how the show is grounded on a pornography and commodification of emotions, the interweaving of ideological gendered discourses and the reproduction of heterosexist norms.


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Book contributions and articles on Japanese s exploitation cinema are published for the University of Chester Press, Wiley and the Film Studies Journal. He has been teaching courses on global media, political economy of communication and media and cultural studies in the UK and Qatar. His research interests include social movements, media and cultural studies, critical political economy, digital media.

His research work appeared in Branca and Demichelis eds. Previous studies have argued that in the early s a strategia aziendale was used by RAI to decrease anxieties connected to the emergence of young people as social and political subjects in Italian society Morbidelli, Youth-oriented TV shows featured original approaches — like comedy — to the discussion of the ongoing generational struggle in Italian society.

Moreover, media narratives increasingly facilitated the creation of a distinctively Italian youth culture by endorsing the popularity of young Italian stars. Her research explores the social construction of age as an identity feature and its intersectional dynamics in Italian popular culture. Romanzo Criminale. Scholars have investigated the rise of Italian complex televisual storytelling from various perspectives: domestic and non-domestic televisual storytelling traditions Buonanno, , adoption of American-style production models, changes in viewing practices Scaglioni, Barra, I will focus on the training of the professional screenwriters and on the institutions devoted to the practice-oriented film and television education that in the last decades contributed to form talent for writing and producing television in Italy.

Do these schools teach a certain approach to television? How does this approach impact visual and narrative style, as well as working practices and collaborative process? Is this approach different from the one of the previous generations of writers who were not trained within a film school framework? What are the differences and similarities between Italian, European and American screenwriting schools?

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His current research interests are in televisual storytelling, transnational television drama, world building narrative practices, transmedia production, cinema and comics. In addition to his scholarly work, he works as script consultant, story editor and screenwriter for the Italian television industry.


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