Re-Imagining La Resistenza

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Material Information

Title:
Re-Imagining La Resistenza The Reception of Italian Social Songs in the Postwar Era
Physical Description:
1 online resource (67 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Frusco, Jeremy A
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.M.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Music
Committee Chair:
DOS SANTOS,SILVIO
Committee Co-Chair:
BUTLER,MARGARET RUTH
Committee Members:
AMBERSON,DEBORAH

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
anime -- appropriation -- bertolucci -- calvino -- canti -- canzoni -- cinema -- fascism -- film -- history -- identity -- imagination -- italian -- italy -- memory -- miyazaki -- music -- musicology -- nation -- neorealism -- partisan -- performance -- politics -- postwar -- protest -- reception -- recollection -- resistance -- resistenza -- song -- war -- wwii
Music -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Music thesis, M.M.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Decades of political oppression and war in the early twentieth century founded an existential crisis that has persisted long into the postwar era. By resisting Fascism and German occupation during the Second World War, the Italian Resistance (1943-1945) became emblematic of enduring protest, antifascism, and individual agency. Among the partisan's tools was a broad repertoire of social songs. Just as the partisan itself was appropriated in the postwar era, so too were the songs of Italy's war-torn landscape; each inflected political discourse in the postwar era. I argue that social song is crucial to the act of memory, and recollections of Italy's past thus hinge upon such acts of performance. This thesis comprises four case studies on Italian social songs and their appropriation by postwar media that addresses an evolving discourse on memory and history. The first case study examines "Marciam, marciam," a social song synthesized from preexisting texts and music in 1943 that inherited rich intertextual significance. The second case study addresses the narrative functions of song in Italo Calvino's Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno (1947), focusing on Calvino's manipulation of song texts in both its literary and historical context. In the third study on Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist (1970), song combines with his cinematic language to comment on the Fascist past. The final case study analyzes how Hayao Miyazaki's Porco Rosso (1992) illustrates issues that continue to plague the Italian people: politics, identity, and individual culpability for the acts of war.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Jeremy A Frusco.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.M.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: DOS SANTOS,SILVIO.
Local:
Co-adviser: BUTLER,MARGARET RUTH.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2016-05-31

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Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046811:00001