Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking

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The Italian section is delighted to announce that Professor Laura Di Bianco’s book “Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking” (Indiana University Press, December 2022) is now available for the JHU Community in digital version.

Wandering Women explorers the work of eight contemporary Italian women directors from feminist and ecological perspectives: Cecilia Mangini, Mariangela Barbanente, Marina Spada, Francesca Comencini, Alice Rohrwacher, Wilma Labate, Roberta Torre, and Eleonora Danco.

Their films, released in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, tell stories of displacement and liminality that unfold through the act of walking in the city. These urban experiences revisit the trope of flânerie by restoring the agency of the female city walker, thus representing a claim for belonging. 

The book, published with Indiana University Press, will be officially released on December 6, 2022. 

Congratulation Professor Di Bianco!