Italy On Screen

National Identity and Italian Imaginary

by Lucy Bolton (Volume editor) Christina Siggers Manson (Volume editor)
©2010 Conference proceedings XII, 222 Pages
Series: New Studies in European Cinema, Volume 9


This collection of articles arises out of the international conference ‘Italy on Screen’, held at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, London, in February 2007. This volume assembles work on different aspects of the relationships between Italy and film, and confirms the variety of approaches which contemporary students are able to bring to this field. These essays display the reach of Italian cinema into fresh areas of film studies, as well as gender studies, theology, cultural studies and comparative literature. Through these explorations, new perspectives emerge on the historical and contemporary relationships between Italy and cinema, including rural landscapes and indigenous people, but also Catholicism and perspectives of non-Italians. This volume thus constitutes a platform for scholars and devotees of Italian cinema to share their original and non-standard work, incorporating some classic texts and filmmakers but also branching out to offer thought-provoking new perspectives.


XII, 222
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (May)
national identity Italian cinema film studies
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2010. XII, 222 pp.

Biographical notes

Lucy Bolton (Volume editor) Christina Siggers Manson (Volume editor)

Lucy Bolton was awarded her Ph.D. at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) in 2009, where she also teaches in the Film Studies department. She is the author of several articles and book chapters on philosophy and film, and the forthcoming monograph Film and Female Consciousness. Christina Siggers Manson was awarded her Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Kent. Her thesis was entitled ‘Donna in guerra, uomo in crisi: Familial Roles and Patriarchal Legacies in Dacia Maraini and Natalia Ginzburg’. She teaches part-time in the Italian section at the University of Kent. She is currently researching the role of the Internet in language acquisition at primary level.


Title: Italy On Screen