Requiem for a Nation: Religion and Politics in Post War Italian cinema [Paperback]

Roberto Cavallini(Editor)

ISBN: 9788869770562 | Published by: Mimesis International | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 156p, H5.51 x W8.26,
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Requiem for a Nation


The main objective of this edited collection is to examine the ways in which religion, culture and politics converge in configuring the contradictions of a post-war Italy’s cultural history. Starting from the assumption that to conduct a critical reflection on Italian post-war visual culture one must investigate the inevitable impact of Catholic religion on everyday life and its social, political and cultural dimensions, the volume employs the vantage point of cinema to propose a critique and exploration of religion’s influence on the Italian cultural landscape. The edited anthology thus seeks to examine how religion is lived, performed, criticized and represented from various methodological perspectives (historical, philological, aesthetic, psychoanalytical, popular studies etc), through four main sections: ‘Propaganda and Censorship’, ‘Auteurial Voices’, ‘Religion in Popular Italian Cinema’, ‘Modern rituals, Ancient myths’.

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