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Streetwalking on a Ruined Map:
Cultural Theory and the City Films of Elvira Notari
Giuliana Bruno

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Mapping Out Discourse: An Introduction3
Pt. ISuppressed Knowledge of Elvira Coda Notari and Neapolitan Film: A Historical Panorama
1Questions of History and Film in Italian Culture11
2Film Journals and Film Historiography24
Pt. IIFilm in the Cityscape: A Topoanalysis of Spectatorship
3Streetwalking around Plato's Cave, or The Unconscious Is Housed35
4Spectatorial Embodiments: Anatomies of the Visible and the Female Bodyscape58
Pt. IIIManufacturing Film Culture
5Dora Film: An Urban Production House79
6Women at Work: Manufacturing Movies105
7Dora Film of America: Women and Immigrants in the American Dream122
8Censorship: A Cut on the Wings of Desire137
Pt. IVThe Metropolitan Texture
9Fragments of an Analyst's Discourse: Lacunae147
10The Architecture of Public Melodrama: A Corporeality of the Street161
11Between the Feast and the Law: The Carnivalization of Narration187
12City Views: Filmic Cityscape, Artistic Perspective, and Touristic Travel201
Pt. VFemale Geographies
13Anatomy of an Analysis: The Authorial Noir233
14Popular Cinema and Women's Literature: The Transito of Female Discourse241
15Medical Figures: Hysteria and the Anatomy Lesson255
16Topographies of Dark Female Pleasures278
17Written on the Body: Eroticism, Death, and Hagiography309
Notes329
Filmography391
List of Illustrations399
Index405

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