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Voracious Dolls and Competent Chefs

Voracious Dolls and Competent Chefs: Negotiating Femininities and Masculinities in Italian Food Advertisements of the 1990s-2010s by Francesca Calamita Food advertisements on Italian television and other media are populated by glamorous angels of the house, who look after their families by nourishing them with healthy food, or voracious dolls, whose appetite recalls sexual hunger. Similarly, […]

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Il doppio fantastico in La doppia ora

Il doppio fantastico e la decostruzione del femminino in La doppia ora  di Andrea Bini L’articolo esplora il tema dell’inconscio e del fantastico nel film di Giuseppe Capotondi, La doppia ora (2009) allo scopo di riflettere sulla corrispondenza tra mascolinità, femminilità e forme narrative. In particolare, si mostra come il personaggio maschile, ossessionato da una […]

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Ricezione di Vincere

Virilità fascista e mascolinità berlusconiana nella ricezione di Vincere di Valerio Coladonato La ricezione del film Vincere (Marco Bellocchio, 2009) fornisce un utile banco di prova per osservare il modo in cui le figure di Silvio Berlusconi e Benito Mussolini sono state affiancate nel discorso pubblico in Italia. L’accoglienza critica e le reazioni della stampa […]

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Forging the New man

Forging the New man: World War I Narratives for Children by Marisa Giorgi This article examines the role of children’s literature as a tool in Mussolini’s anthropological revolution. A discussion of the regime’s goals to fascistize children’s leisure-time literature and the conciliation between the state and the Catholic Church provides context for an analysis of […]

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Italian Masculinity as Queer

Italian Masculinity as Queer: An Immoderate Proposal by John Champagne This essay investigates a particularly polemical claim: that, throughout much of Western history, Italian masculinity and male sexuality have been represented in the literary and fine arts as “queer” in the specific sense of deconstructing the binaries masculine/feminine and homosexual/heterosexual.  Briefly surveying some of the […]

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An Unsolved Case

di Susanna Nicchiarelli A woman film director’s reflection on her work with male actors. The piece begins with the author’s recollection of her strong emotional reaction to the trivialization of the female character impersonated by Sissy Spacek in JFK, that she saw in her adolescence. She explains how gendered motivations, rejection of stereotypes, personal emotions, […]

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