Introduction: Italian Motherhood on Screen

  • Maria Elena D’Amelio
  • Giovanna Faleschini Lerner
Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)


In the introduction to the volume Italian Motherhood on Screen, we aim to examine critically the representation of motherhood and maternity in Italian cinema through a series of essays that consider the specificity of experiences of the maternal as projected and interrogated in recent Italian films. Our authors propose a variety of thematic concerns as well as different theoretical methodologies, all solidly anchored in feminist criticism and film theory.


Italian cinema Motherhood Feminist studies Film theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Elena D’Amelio
    • 1
  • Giovanna Faleschini Lerner
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Fellow, Center for International RelationsUniversity of the Republic of San MarinoMontegiardinoRepublic of San Marino
  2. 2.Franklin & Marshall CollegeLancasterUSA

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