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Popular Italian Cinema: Culture And Politics In A Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov Oct 2011

Popular Italian Cinema: Culture And Politics In A Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

With its monsters, vampires and cowboys, Italian popular culture in the postwar period has generally been dismissed as a form of evasion or escapism. Here, four international scholars re-examine and reinterpret the era to show that popular Italian cinema was not only in tune with contemporary political and social trends, it also presaged the turmoil and rebellion of the 1960s and 1970s. Their analysis of peplum (or 'sword and sandal') films, horror films, spaghetti westerns and comedy Italian-style shows how genre cinema reflected the changes wrought by modernization, urbanization, consumerist culture and the sexual revolution. With striking insights into the ...


Crisis And Contemporary Poetry, Seán Crosson Dr., Anne Karhio, Charles I. Armstrong Apr 2011

Crisis And Contemporary Poetry, Seán Crosson Dr., Anne Karhio, Charles I. Armstrong

Seán Crosson

This collection of essays addresses poetic and critical responses to the various crises encountered by contemporary writers and our society. The essays included discuss a range of issues from the holocaust, the Troubles in Northern Ireland and their aftermath and the war on terror to the ecological crisis, poetry's relationship to place and questions of cultural and national identity. What are the means available to poetry to address the various crises it faces, and how can both poets and critics meet the challenges posed by society and the literary community? How can poetry justify its own role as a ...


Reconstructing Societies In The Aftermath Of War: Memory, Identity, And Reconciliation., Flavia Brizio-Skov Dec 2003

Reconstructing Societies In The Aftermath Of War: Memory, Identity, And Reconciliation., Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

No abstract provided.


Antonio Tabucchi: Navigazioni In Un Arcipelago Narrativo, Flavia Brizio-Skov Dec 2001

Antonio Tabucchi: Navigazioni In Un Arcipelago Narrativo, Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

No abstract provided.


La Scrittura E La Memoria: Lalla Romano, Flavia Brizio-Skov Dec 1992

La Scrittura E La Memoria: Lalla Romano, Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

No abstract provided.