Italian Culture

An academic journal publishing original studies on Italian culture, such as language, literature, fine arts, music, film, politics, and migration. Comparative literature and cultural studies are also included, as are book reviews. This is the official jou

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, March

Al Di la del Corpo: La Narrativa (Postumana) Di Laura Pugno
Questo articolo esamina la narrativa di Laura Pugno secondo elementi del postumano, quali tatuaggi, mutilazioni del corpo e mutazioni di specie, che marcano molte delle creature femminili di Pugno. La mia analisi si concentra sulla riconversione dell'identita...
Decelerating the Boom: Valerio Zurlini's la Ragazza Con la Valigia (1961)
Often overlooked in histories of Italian cinema, when director Valerio Zurlini's work is mentioned by critics it most often analyzed aesthetically, isolated from the social and industrial context in which it was made. The following article places Zurlini's...
(En)gendering Testimonial Bodies of Evidence and Italian Antimafia Culture: Rita Atria
Designed to provide a critical perspective on problems raised by cultural representations of the collaboratrice con la giustizia, this exploratory study examines the case of Rita Atria. Raised in a family structured by Maria practices, at seventeen...
Inside the Beast's Cage: Gianni Amelio's Lamerica and the Dilemmas of Post-1989 Leftist Cinema
With Gianni Amelio's Lamerica, we investigate the identity crisis of cinema engage in post-1989 Europe. We reflect on issues of cinematic realism, on the relationship between film and other audiovisual media, and on the condition of the migrant Eastern...