Gy-neology and Genealogy of a Female Filmmaker: The Case of Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Films

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Abstract

In this chapter Carlorosi offers a reading of Susanna Nicchiarelli’s films (Il terzo occhio 2003; Cosmonauta 2009; La scoperta dell’alba 2012), focusing on her representation of history that places female subjectivity at the center and revolves around maternal figures and mother-daughter interactions, which follows classic feminist thought. Within the narrative of the film, the mother-daughter genealogical conflict functions as a gy-nealogical opportunity for women to grow and gain strength, and it is an instrument through which the director proposes alternate readings of the historical discourse. Carlorosi’s analysis explains how this generational conflict and gy-neologic reconnection result is instrumental for individual growth, as well as for a historical re-consideration of Italian society at large.

Keywords

Susanna Nicchiarelli Genealogies Female subjectivity Conflict 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1. Bronx Community College of the City University of New YorkNew York CityUSA

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