Italian – School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures – ‘Heritage Film, Neapolitan Style’ by Ruth Glynn, University of Bristol
March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This paper explores how recent films addressing Naples – the Manetti Bros’ Ammore e malvita (2017) and Ferzan Özpetek’s Napoli velata (2017) – work to counter the ‘Gomorra-effect’ and rehabilitate the city in cinematic representation. It explores the politics of heritage film, the genre’s relationship with popular culture and Naples’s place in the national imaginary.
Ruth Glynn A graduate of NUIG, Ruth Glynn is Professor of Modern Italian Culture at the University of Bristol. Current research addresses Naples and its place in the national cultural imaginary, from the Allied Occupation of the city to the present. Major publications include Women, Terrorism, and Trauma in Italian Culture (2013).