Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen (Italian and Italian American Studies)

Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen (Italian and Italian American Studies)

By: Maristella Cantini (editor)Hardback

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Featuring essays by top scholars and interviews with acclaimed directors, this book examines Italian women's authorship in film and their visions of reality. The contributors use feminist film criticism in the analysis of their works and give direct voices to the artists who are constantly excluded by the conventional Italian film criticism.

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Lidia Hwa Soon Anchisi Hopkins, Gettysburg College, USA Patrizia Carrano, Writer, Italy Fabiana Cecchini, Texas A&M University, USA Claudia Consolati, University of Pennsylvania, USA Luke Cuculis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA Daniela De Pau, Drexel University, USA Laura Di Bianco, CUNY Graduate Center, USA Claudia Karagoz, Saint Louis University, USA Cristina Gamberi, University of Hull, UK Vera Golini, St. Jerome's University, Canada Dacia Maraini, Writer, Italy Gaetana Marrone, Princeton University, USA Robin Pickering-Iazzi, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA Chiara Ricci, Writer and Independent Scholar, Italy Giovanna Summerfield, Auburn University, USA Anita Virga, University of Connecticut, USA


Foreword; Patrizia Carrano Preface; Dacia Maraini Introduction; Maristella Cantini PART I 1. Napoli Terra d'Amore...The Eye on the Screen of Elvira Notari; Chiara Ricci 2. Grotesque Bodies, Fragmented Selves: (Anti)Feminist Representations of Womanhood in Lina Wertmuller's Love and Anarchy; Claudia Consolati 3. Don't Bring a Gun to a Fist Fight: Deconstructing Hegemonic Masculinity through Guns in Lina Wertmuller's Seven Beauties; Lidia Hwa Soon Anchisi Hopkins and Luke Cuculis 4. Adventurous Identities: Cavani's Thematic Imaginary; Gaetana Marrone 5. Healing the Daughter's Body in Francesca Archibugi's Il Grande Cocomero; Daniela De Pau 6. A Space of One's Own: Motherhood Revisited in Francesca Comencini's Lo Spazio Bianco; Claudia Karagoz 7. Women in the Deserted City. Urban Space in Marina Spada's Cinema; Laura Di Bianco 8. Envisioning Our Mothers' Face. Reading Alina Marazzi's For One More Hour with You and We Want Roses, Too; Cristina Gamberi 9. Alina Marazzi's Women: A Director in Search of Herself through a Female Genealogy.; Fabiana Cecchini 10. Angela/o and the Gender Disruption of Masculine Society in Purple Sea; Anita Virga 11. Ilaria Borrelli: Cinema and Postfeminism; Maristella Cantini PART II 1. Interview with Alina Marazzi; Cristina Gamberi 2. Interview with Marina Spada; Laura Di Bianco 3. Interview with Alice Rohrwacher; Laura di Bianco 4. Interview with Paola Randi; Laura di Bianco 5. Interview with Costanza Quatriglio; Giovanna Summerfield

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137336507
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 308
  • ID: 9781137336507
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 1137336501

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