116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Italian Cinema

Session Chair: 
Federico Pacchioni, Chapman University
Session 6: Saturday 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Miller Hall 103
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  1. Kevin Bongiorni, Louisiana State University
    While there are many connections between Carlo Collodi’s 19th Century morality tale Pinocchio and Federico Fellini’s film La dolce vita, one striking connection is found in the presence of fields and trees of miracles in both stories.  This paper examines the semiotic structures and roles that these two spaces play in these texts  through the shared lens and dynamics of fraud  (in Pinocchio) and hoax (in La dolce vita). 
  2. Amy Hough, "University of California, Riverside"
    This paper engages with the motif of the sea in Fellini’s films, dreams, drawings and interviews as a way of illuminating the particularly fluid and generative mechanics of the director’s creative process. Reimagining Millicent Marcus’s notion of the hyperfilm as a Deleuzoguattarian assemblage, I suggest that the image of the sea, when interpreted within this metamorphosing “intertext” of Fellini’s work, not only acts as the forza generatrice of Fellini’s cinematic mindscape but also elicits the film-viewer’s liquid and generative vision. 
  3. Giuseppe Natale, "University of Nevada, Las Vegas"
    A comparative examination of the different treatments of Federico Fellini's script A Journey with Anita by Fellini himself, Mario Monicelli, and Luca Magi.
Session Cancelled: