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Serialität in der italienischen Kultur

Serialità nella cultura italiana

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Robert Fajen

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“Il balcone, il balcone, questo balcone che sempre dite”: Struttura architettonica tra topos letterario e modello socio-culturale dell’amore

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Christoph Behrens

“Il balcone, il balcone, questo balcone che sempre dite”

Struttura architettonica tra topos letterario e modello socio-culturale dell’amore

Abstract: According to Rem Kohlhaas and Tom Avermaete (2014) the balcony is one of the fifteen “Elements of Architecture” foundational to human habitations. Taking the pop-cultural appropriation of the balcony scene in the advertising industry as a starting point, this paper deepens Avermaete’s hypothesis from a socio-literary point of view. By tracing selected stages of architectonic and literary history of the balcony (scene), this paper elaborates a schematic model for the balcony as a cultural pattern of amorous encounters. Combining literary, sociocultural and spatial analyses, it emphasizes that the balcony stands as a diachronic and diamesic pattern for aesthetic reception and production that not only governs the construction of gender and sexual identities, but also the affects of normative desire. The paper concludes that the balcony scene is not only involved in a topic seriality but also in a (literary) aesthetic and affective series building.

Keywords: Semantics of LoveCultural PatternsRepresentation of PowerSpatial Analysis

1 L’amore al balcone, l’amore all’italiana?

Distillato per la prima volta a Milano nel 1815,1 l’Amaro Felsina Ramazzotti nacque da una ricetta segreta di Ausano Ramazzotti (Bologna, 1791 – Milano, 1866), farmacista bolognese trasferitosi a Milano agli inizi del XIX secolo. Nel 1848 Ramazzotti aprì un bar in via Canonica 86, vicino al Teatro alla Scala, dove iniziò a servire il primo Amaro Ramazzotti. Sinonimo...

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