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Review of Silvana Turzio's "Il fotoromanzo. Metamorfosi delle storie lacrimevoli"

For our readers who understand Italian, Luciano Curreri has published today on Retroguardia 2.0 a wonderful review of an equally wonderful book, that of Silvana Turzio: "Il fotoromanzo. Metamorfosi delle storie lacrimevoli", published three months ago by Meltemi. The review can be accessed on the following website:

Photonovels in Lisbon

I have had the chance to participate to the MLA International Symposium, which took place in Lisbon from July 23rd to July 25th. The theme of this year's symposium was "Remembering Voices Lost". Among the many, interesting sessions, panels and presentations, I presented "Photonovels: lost voices of a sentimental, popular genre" within the panel "Exploration in Narrative Photography". Taking the theme of "lost voices" as a starting point, the presentation moved in two parallel directions. I firstly discussed the photonovel's own voice. The photonovel has been disregarded by intellectuals, right and left politicians and clericals alike from the moment it came to be; although read by millions,

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