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Cultural representations of Italians in Wales (1920s-2010s)

Chezzi, Bruna 2013. Cultural representations of Italians in Wales (1920s-2010s). PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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This thesis aims to enrich academic scholarship by investigating cultural narratives of Italians in Wales from 1920s–2010s. It will make use of sources that have been understudied, such as the photographs of Italians in Wales during the interwar period and local newspapers reporting on the incident of the Arandora Star sinking during the Second World War. It also provides an original contribution to debates on migration, memory and identity drawing on recently emerged sources, such as the accounts generated by second and third generations of Italian migrants about the traumatic experience of the Second World War and the published works by Welsh-Italian authors such as Servini, Pelosi, Spinetti, Emanuelli and Arcari. Finally, this thesis also provides an original approach by comparing these ‘narratives of belonging’ with the representation of the Italian migrant experience in Anglo-Welsh literature.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural Representations; Italians in Wales; memory; self-representation; Welsh-Italian narrative; migrant identity; Arandora Star;
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 14:49

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