Italian Cinema: Gender and Genre
By (author) Maggie Gunsberg
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Italian Cinema: Gender and Genre by Maggie Gunsberg
Book DescriptionMaggie Gunsberg examines popular genre cinema in Italy during the 1950s and 1960s, focussing on melodrama, commedia all'italiana , peplum, horror and the spaghetti western. These genres are explored from a gender standpoint which takes into account the historical and socio-economic context of cinematic production and consumption. An interdisciplinary feminist approach informed by current film theory and other perspectives (psychoanalytic, materialist, deconstructive), leads to the analysis of genre-specific representations of femininity and masculinity as constructed by the formal properties of film.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333751152
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maggie Gunsberg
Gender and the Italian Stage, Paperback (October 2007)
An exploration of the portrayal of gender on the Italian stage from the Renaissance to the present, in a social and theoretical context.
Patriarchal Representations, Hardback (January 1994)» View all books by Maggie Gunsberg
Examines the representation of gender relations in Pirandello's writing, and assesses his status as an avant garde author. This book argues that while he can certainly be described as avant garde on the level of dramatic form, he cannot be said to innovate at the more covert level of gender relations.
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Author Biography - Maggie Gunsberg
MAGGIE GUNSBERG is Professor of Italian in the Department of Italian Studies at Manchester University, UK. Her research interests include women's writing, Italian cinema and Italian drama. She has published several books in these areas including Playing with Gender: The Comedies of Goldoni; The Epic Rhetoric of Tasso: Theory and Practice; Gender and the Italian Stage: From the Renaissance to the Present and Patriarchal Representations: Gender and Discourse in Pirandello's Theatre.
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