In the Name of the Mother: From Fascist Melodrama to the Maternal Horrific in the Films of Dario Argento

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Abstract

Marcia Landy, “In the Name of the Mother: From Fascist Melodrama to the Maternal Horrific in Dario Argento’s Films”. In this chapter, Landy explores melodrama as a contentious literary and cinematic form in Italian culture through its alignment with a politics of the body by way of sensational affect. Bordering on, at times metamorphosing, into the horrific, the melodramatic imagination entertains scenarios of murder, monstrosity and bodily mutilation perpetrated by or on maternal figures.

Keywords

Dario Argento Horror Melodrama Maternal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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