Cultural History, Cinema and the Italian Post-War Diaspora in Britain
Firstly, l would like to thank all of the Italian migrants and those of the second, third and fourth generations that I interviewed, as well as those that helped me with my research in Britain and Italy during its various stages. Together with this, I would like to thank those who have discussed various aspects of this book and also those who have given me feedback when I have presented parts of the research at dif ferent conferences. I would like to give particular mention to the conference Europe and Its Others: Interperceptions Past, Present, Future, held by the Institute of European Cultural Identity Studies, 2007, where I was given the opportunity to pre- sent my paper ‘Migrant Translations: The Films of Matarazzo Remembered’ in the panel ‘Narratives of History and Memory: Migrant and Diasporic Cinematic Narratives’. A version of part of the chapter ‘Memories and Movies’ is published as ‘Migrant Translations: Matarazzo Remembered’ in The Poetics of the Margins: Mapping Europe From the Interstices, ed. Rossella M. Riccobono (Peter Lang, 2011). Together with this, I would like to thank Peter Goodwin and Rosie Thomas at The University of Westminster and Laurel Plapp at Peter Lang – their encouragement has been invaluable. I would like to give a very special thank you to my family, friends and colleagues who have supported me throughout the time of writing this book – they know who they are but particular thanks go to Jorella Andrews, David Bate, Craig Bell, Alfio Bernabei, Zarina Bhimji, Rosanna Bottiglieri,...
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