Il Paesaggio Meridiano nel Cinema Italiano Non-Fiction 1948-1968

Progetto di ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale, finanziato dal Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca

Technics, Media, Landscape

American Association for Italian Studies - Conference 2022

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Maggio
The transformation of landscape is a crucial outcome of Italian modernity. Whereas the connection between natural elements and archeological relics has always been celebrated as the most distinctive feature of this landscape, with the economic miracle, however, signs of modern technology abruptly appeared, while media started producing new images of it. The online panel and an in-person round table aime at exploring how visual culture has represented this Italian “techno-landscape” defined by media and technological elements.

PANEL (virtual session)
- Erin Larkin, Southern Connecticut State University, “Miracle on Wheels: Representations of the automobile in postwar Italian cinema”
- David Aliano, College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City, “Projections of Italian Modernity in Popular Travel Literature from the Interwar Period through the Economic Miracle”
- Paolo Villa, Università degli Studi di Udine, “Le montagne incantate. The Alps in Italian post-WW2 documentary films”
- Angela Maiello (Università della Calabria), Giacomo Tagliani (Università di Palermo), “Infrastructures of Modernity. The Rise of a New Southern Landscape in Italian Non-fiction Films of the Economic Miracle”

ROUNDTABLE (in presence)
Samuel Antichi (Università della Calabria) Erin Larkin (Southern Connecticut State University), Angela Maiello (Università della Calabria) Mariangela Palmieri (Università di Salerno), Francesco Pitassio (Università di Udine) Giacomo Tagliani (Università di Palermo).