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Contents: Danielle Hipkins: The Child in Italian Cinema: An Introduction - Mary P. Wood: The Uses of Children - Lesley Caldwell: Ragazzo Fortunato? Children in Italian Cinema - Robert S.C. Gordon: Pas de Deux: The `Situational Ballet' of Film Fathers-and-Sons - Gabor Gergely: Los Olvidados: A Damning Verdict on Neorealism's Aesthetic and Moral Positions - Fiona Handyside: Postfeminist (D)au(gh)teurs: Sofia Coppola and the Girl's Voyage to Italy in Somewhere (2010) - Irene Lottini: From Pinocchio to Cuore: Children in Early Italian Cinema - Louis Bayman: Something Else besides a Man: Melodrama and the Maschietto in Postwar Italian Cinema - Danielle Hipkins: Girls Lost and Found: Daughters of Sin in Italian Melodramas of the 1950s - Roger Pitt: `E difficile diventare grandi in Italia!' The Trauma of Becoming in Nanni Moretti's La stanza del figlio - Emma Wilson: Un'ora sola ti vorrei: Childhood and Mourning - Alex Marlow-Mann: Subjectivity and the Ethnographic Gaze in Antonio Capuano's Vito e gli altri - Ella Ide: Boys as Icons of Movement, Potential and Desire in Contemporary Melodramas of Boyhood - Dana Renga: Italian Teen Film and the Female Auteur.
Danielle Hipkins is Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Film at the University of Exeter. She is currently completing a monograph on gender and prostitution in postwar Italian cinema. Other research projects include an AHRC-funded project on Italian cinema-going audiences of the 1940s and 1950s. Roger Pitt was awarded his PhD by the University of Exeter in 2012. His AHRC-funded doctoral research project, `Italian Cinema's Missing Children', explored the topos of the lost or endangered child in works by six contemporary Italian filmmakers.