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The Resource Pinocchio, puppets, and modernity : the mechanical body, edited by Katia Pizzi

Pinocchio, puppets, and modernity : the mechanical body, edited by Katia Pizzi

Label
Pinocchio, puppets, and modernity : the mechanical body
Title
Pinocchio, puppets, and modernity
Title remainder
the mechanical body
Statement of responsibility
edited by Katia Pizzi
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study assesses the significance of Pinocchio in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in addition to his status as the creature of a nineteenth century traversed by a cultural enthusiasm for dummies, puppets, and marionettes. This collection identifies him as a figure characterized by a 'fluid identity,' informed with transition, difference, joie de vivre, otherness, displacement, and metamorphosis, making Pinocchio a truly modern, indeed postmodern and posthuman, cultural icon. Pinocchio, Puppets and Modernity explores this crucial and as yet little visited field, reassessing Pinocchio's genealogy and progeny, as well as illuminating both the wider context and more specific cultural manifestations of the mechanical-human interface in the domains of theatre, the fine arts, literature, radio, and even virtual reality coherently with the digital metamorphosis of our times. The wide-ranging scope of this exploration encompasses Italian, French, and English literature, dummies and marionettes in modernist and contemporary theatre, the fairytale tradition, and traditional and contemporary painting, as well as the older and newer media of radio, television, cinema, and the Internet. The diverse, comparative, and multimedia focus of this original discussion testifies to the enduring transcultural legacy of Pinocchio. Eminently sellable as a traditional cultural icon, Pinocchio is equally impactful and relevant for a globalized, multicultural, and virtual society, from Collodi to Disney and beyond. Katia Pizzi is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. She has published volumes on cultural identities, including A City in Search of an Author (2001) and The Cultural Identities of European Cities (2010), and on children's literature and illustration."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809/.93356
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4712.L4
LC item number
A857 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pizzi, Katia
Series statement
Children's literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collodi, Carlo
  • Collodi, Carlo
  • Pinocchio
  • Puppets in literature
  • Mechanization in literature
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Literature and technology
Label
Pinocchio, puppets, and modernity : the mechanical body, edited by Katia Pizzi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Katia Pizzi -- Carlo Collodi and the Rythmical Body Between Giuseppe Mazzini and George Sand /Jean Perrot -- Puppets on a String: The Unnatural History of Human Reproduction / Ann Lawson Lucas -- Workshops of Creation, Filthy and Not: Collodi's Pinocchio and Shelley's Frankenstein / Charles Klopp -- The Manufacture of a Modern Puppet Type: The Anatomy of Alfred Jarry's Monsieur Ubu and its Significance / Jill Fell -- Man is Non-Man: Mannequins, Puppets and Marionettes in the Theatre of Dario Fo / Christopher Cairns -- Unpainting Collodi's Fireplace / Stephen Wilson -- Pinocchio and the Mechanical Body: Luciano Folgore's Papers at the J. P. Getty Research Library / Katia Pizzi -- The Myth of Pinochio. Metamorphosis of a Puppet from Collodi's Pages to the Screen / Salvatore Consolo -- The Watchful Mirror: Pinocchio's Adventures Recreated by Roberto Benigni / Salvatore Consolo --Beyond the Mechanical Body: Digital Pinocchio / Massimo Riva
Control code
666242830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780415890960
Isbn Type
(hbk : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011016319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666242830
Label
Pinocchio, puppets, and modernity : the mechanical body, edited by Katia Pizzi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Katia Pizzi -- Carlo Collodi and the Rythmical Body Between Giuseppe Mazzini and George Sand /Jean Perrot -- Puppets on a String: The Unnatural History of Human Reproduction / Ann Lawson Lucas -- Workshops of Creation, Filthy and Not: Collodi's Pinocchio and Shelley's Frankenstein / Charles Klopp -- The Manufacture of a Modern Puppet Type: The Anatomy of Alfred Jarry's Monsieur Ubu and its Significance / Jill Fell -- Man is Non-Man: Mannequins, Puppets and Marionettes in the Theatre of Dario Fo / Christopher Cairns -- Unpainting Collodi's Fireplace / Stephen Wilson -- Pinocchio and the Mechanical Body: Luciano Folgore's Papers at the J. P. Getty Research Library / Katia Pizzi -- The Myth of Pinochio. Metamorphosis of a Puppet from Collodi's Pages to the Screen / Salvatore Consolo -- The Watchful Mirror: Pinocchio's Adventures Recreated by Roberto Benigni / Salvatore Consolo --Beyond the Mechanical Body: Digital Pinocchio / Massimo Riva
Control code
666242830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780415890960
Isbn Type
(hbk : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011016319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666242830

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