Italian Masculinity as Queer Melodrama: Caravaggio, Puccini, Contemporary Cinema

Italian Masculinity as Queer Melodrama: Caravaggio, Puccini, Contemporary Cinema

by John Champagne

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Overview

Offering queer analyses of paintings by Caravaggio and Puccini and films by Özpetek, Amelio, and Grimaldi, Champagne argues that Italian masculinity has often been articulated through melodrama. Wide in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this much-needed study shows the vital role of affect for both Italian history and masculinity studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349501656
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/08/2015
Series: Global Masculinities
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Champagne is Professor of English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Italian Masculinity and Melodrama 1. Caravaggio and the Melodramatic Sensibility 2. Caravaggio's Melodramatic Male Bodies 3. Tosca and Social Melodrama 4. Puccini's Sparrow: Longing and La Rondine 5. "Normality . . . what an ugly word!": Contemporary Queer Melodrama 6. Özpetek's Queer Cinema Conclusion

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