Azione destabilizzante e impegno politico. Le figure femminili tra il giallo e il nero Italiani dal 1980 a oggi

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dc.contributor.advisorChu, Marken
dc.contributor.authorRisi, Alessia
dc.contributor.funderIrish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciencesen
dc.description.abstractMy thesis analyses female figures in Italian crime fiction since 1980, from narratological, sociological and gender-studies perspectives. It considers the narrative structure of the giallo and the noir, taking into account the difficulties, particularly in Italy, of establishing what noir fiction is and if/how it is possible to frame it in a specific narrative scheme. This discourse connects to the extraordinary success of Italian giallo and noir fiction over the past fifteen-twenty years. In this scenario, I examine the place of female writers in relation to this phenomenon, especially since the 1980s: in terms of the level of visibility/acceptance of their work, in a narrative space traditionally considered as a male territory, and with regard to their writings, which introduce different narrative perspectives. Specifically, I consider selected texts by leading female Italian writers, in which female elements (writers/characters) become destabilizing factor both on the narrative level, by undermining the schemes of ‘formulaic’ fiction, and on the political one, through their implicit potential (as women) for disrupting the rigid models inherited from processes of social conditioning and from political structures. In terms of gender identities, such texts offer scope to question conventional social constructions of the subject: by empowering the female narrative voice and by embodying it in characters (investigators/killers) traditionally personified by male figures. These texts offer themselves as a critical space where, potentially, readers can rethink static gendered relationships and stereotypical symbolical categories.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (Post-graduate Scholarships 2009/2010)en
dc.description.statusNot peer revieweden
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dc.identifier.citationRisi, A. 2013. Azione destabilizzante e impegno politico.Le figure femminili tra il giallo e il nero italiani dal 1980 a oggi. PhD Thesis, University College Cork.en
dc.publisherUniversity College Corken
dc.rights© 2013, Alessia Risien
dc.subjectGender Studiesen
dc.subjectGrazia Verasaniit
dc.subjectNicoletta Valloraniit
dc.subjectCrime fictionen
dc.subjectContemporary Italian literatureen
dc.subjectLetteratura italiana contemporaneait
dc.subjectStudi di genderit
dc.subjectDacia Marainiit
dc.subjectFiorella Cagnoniit
dc.subjectPaola Barbatoit
dc.subject.lcshCrime in literatureen
dc.subject.lcshItalian fiction--20th century--History and criticismen
dc.titleAzione destabilizzante e impegno politico. Le figure femminili tra il giallo e il nero Italiani dal 1980 a oggiit
dc.title.alternativeDestabilizing function and political commitment: female figures in Italian crime fiction, 1980 to the presenten
dc.typeDoctoral thesisen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD (Arts)en
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