I am happy to share with you the rich resources of our library's holdings concerning Italian literature and language. Hello, my name is Alexandra de Luise, Bibliographer for Italian language and literature.
To get started on a paper or research project involving Italian language and literature, you can begin with an overview article about the topic that can be located in a Italian literature encyclopedia such as the ones listed under the tab "Books & E-Books." After locating and reading an entry relevant to your topic, make note of the 'Works Cited' page of the books and articles used by the author. They may lead you to other relevant resources. Jot down the vocabulary and terms used to describe your topic, which may serve later as search terms in our OneSearch catalog. Critically evaluate the information in terms of content, currency and documentation. When in doubt about an assignment, talk to your instructor.
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Nelle prime due decadi postunitarie, con grande ritardo sul resto d'Europa, il fantastico si diffonde in Italia grazie ad autori come Iginio Ugo Tarchetti, Arrigo e Camillo Boito, Emilio Praga. Questa letteratura riveste un ruolo di primo piano nelle appendici di molti giornali degli anni Sessanta e Settanta dell'Ottocento. La stessa pubblicistica testimonia la presenza di topoi e suggestioni del fantastico nel dibattito politico e nella letteratura di costume, anche grazie all'influenza di fenomeni quali il magnetismo e lo spiritismo che raggiungono un'enorme popolarità nel periodo in questione. Questo lavoro indaga le declinazioni del fantastico nel contesto della pubblicistica postunitaria, in particolare nel vivace panorama milanese, attraverso lo studio di diverse tipologie testuali, dal racconto alla satira politica agli articoli di argomento scientifico e di costume, con l'intento di mostrare come questo modo letterario dia forma ad ansie, ossessioni, aspirazioni, al confine tra naturale e soprannaturale, razionale e irrazionale, reale e illusorio.
This is the first in-depth, book-length study on fashion and Italian cinema from the silent film to the present. Italian cinema launched Italian fashion to the world. The book is the story of this launch. The creation of an Italian style and fashion as they are perceived today, especially by foreigners, was a product of the post World War II years. Before then, Parisian fashion had dominated Europe and the world. Just as fashion was part of Parisian and French national identity, the book explores the process of shaping and inventing an Italian style and fashion that ran parallel to, and at times took the lead in, the creation of an Italian national identity. In bringing to the fore these intersections, as well as emphasizing the importance of craft in cinema, fashion and costume design, the book aims to offer new visions of films by directors such as Nino Oxilia, Mario Camerini, Alessandro Blasetti, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luchino Visconti and Paolo Sorrentino, of film stars such as Lyda Borelli, Francesca Bertini, Pina Menichelli, Lucia Bos , Monica Vitti, Marcello Mastroianni, Toni Servillo and others, and the costume archives and designers who have been central to the development of Made in Italy and Italian style.