In 'Coming of Age on Film: Stories of Transformation in World Cinema', essays by twelve film scholars examine the theme of coming of age in the cinema of Latin America, Europe, and Africa. Through their consideration of the development that leads to transformation in individuals, nations, or even the film industry itself, these articles elucidate the connections among these diverse films. Bringing together a variety of related topics such as rites of passage, adolescence and maturity, and the literary genre of the Bildungsroman, 'Coming of Age on Film' complements and puts into practice a variety of critical theories. Its focus on global cinema in French, Italian, and Spanish brings attention to the widely represented but minimally studied theme of coming of age. This volume will appeal to scholars in film studies and regional or national cultural studies, as well as those studying adolescence in literature and film.
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Anne E. Hardcastle is Associate Professor of Spanish and a member of the Executive Committee for the Film Studies program at Wake Forest University. She has published articles on contemporary Spanish fiction and film in journals such as Anales de la literatura espanola contemporanea, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, and Film Criticism. Her current research focuses on representations of the Spanish Civil War in recent Spanish films. Roberta Morosini is Associate Professor of Italian at Wake Forest University. Her research interests range from Boccaccio to Medieval Mediterranean studies and travel literature. She is the author of several publications on Boccaccio and the fourteenth century, including Dante's commentaries, as well as a study of the Roman de Mahomet (1258). She recently co-edited Mediterranoesis. Medieval and Renaissance Voices of Mediterranean Italy (Rome: Salerno Editrice, 2007) and Boccaccio Geografo (Florence: Polistampa, 2009). She is currently working on Traveling with Sinbad between East and West. A Topography of Memory (Rubbettino, forthcoming). Kendall Tarte is Associate Professor of French in the Department of Romance Languages at Wake Forest University. In the field of sixteenth-century French studies, she has published numerous articles and a monograph, Writing Places: Sixteenth-Century City Culture and the Des Roches Salon (University of Delaware Press, 2007). Her teaching and research interests also include historiography in the Renaissance, immigration in contemporary French literature, and teaching culture and language using film.
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Book Description Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 144380987X