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Golden Fruit: A Cultural History of Oranges in Italy
Golden Fruit: A Cultural History of Oranges in Italy
By Cristina Mazzoni

Through close readings of key texts, including spiritual writings, fairy tales, and a botanical treatise, Golden Fruit examines the role of oranges in Italian culture from their introduction during the medieval period through to the present day.

Available May 2018
Pasolini: The Sacred Flesh
Pasolini: The Sacred Flesh
By Stefania Benini

Benini illuminates the radical politics embedded within Pasolini’s adoption of Christian themes.

Published Sep 2015
Fictions of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Adolescence, Fascisms
Fictions of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Adolescence, Fascisms
By Simona Bondavalli

Fictions of Youth is a comprehensive examination of adolescence as an aesthetic, sociological, and ideological category in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s prose, poetry, and cinema.

Published May 2015
Landscapes in Between: Environmental Change in Modern Italian Literature and Film
Landscapes in Between: Environmental Change in Modern Italian Literature and Film
By Monica Seger

Landscapes in Between analyses Italian authors and filmmakers who turn to interstitial landscapes as productive models for coming to terms with the modified natural environment.

Published Jan 2015
The Sopranos: Born Under a Bad Sign
The Sopranos: Born Under a Bad Sign
By Franco Ricci

In The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign, Franco Ricci presents an insightful analysis of the groundbreaking HBO series and its complex psychological themes

Published Jun 2014
Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations Behind the Scenes
Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations Behind the Scenes
By Federico Pacchioni

Pacchioni explores the dynamics of Fellini’s cinematic collaborations through analyses of the writers’ independently produced works, their contributions to the conceptualization of the films, and their conversations with Fellini himself, found in public and private archival sources.

Published Jan 2014
Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film
Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film
By Hava Aldouby

Aldouby employs an innovative pictorial approach that allows her to uncover a wealth of visual evocations overlooked by Fellini scholars over the years.

Published Nov 2013
Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium
Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium
By Dana Renga

Unfinished Business is the first book to examine Italian mafia cinema of the past decade.

Published Aug 2013
The Great Black Spider on Its Knock-Kneed Tripod: Reflections of Cinema in Early Twentieth-Century Italy
The Great Black Spider on Its Knock-Kneed Tripod: Reflections of Cinema in Early Twentieth-Century Italy
by Michael Syrimis

The Great Black Spider on Its Knock-Kneed Tripod traces the encounter of Italy’s writers with cinema, and in doing so offers vibrant new perspectives on the country’s early twentieth-century culture.

Published Jul 2012
Mafia Movies: A Reader
Mafia Movies: A Reader
Edited by Dana Renga

Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films.

Published Apr 2011