Povera isola! La messinscena allo specchio di Corsicato

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Poor island! The staging in the mirror of Corsicato · This paper explores the creative reception
of Arturo’s Island. The selected case study investigates the second episode, Carmela, from the three short
stories movie Libera, directed by Pappi Corsicato (1993). This narrative can not be considered as a mere
example of intersemiotic translation, such as Damiano Damiani’s L’isola (1962) was, but it is an instance
of creative reception. The analysis deals with the chronotope, narratological features, gender issues
and, above all, some aesthetic elements: all of which, at first glance, differ from the prototype, while,
on the contrary, they highlight their authentic origin.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)37-47
JournalContemporanea. Rivista di studi sulla letteratura e sulla comunicazione
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Elsa Morante
  • Pappi Corsicato
  • Reception Theory
  • Camp
  • Gender

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