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At the end of the word

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At the end of the word
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crisis and language in Italian post-apocalyptic fiction
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Iozzia
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Alberto
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1985-
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Alberto Iozzia
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Rhiannon Noel
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Rhiannon Noel Welch
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chair
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Laura
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Laura White
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Paola
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Paola Gambarota
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Robert T.
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Robert T. Tally
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Rutgers University
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School of Graduate Studies
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2018
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2018-10
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2018
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eng
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In my dissertation, titled “At the End of the Word. Crisis and Language in Italian Post-Apocalyptic Fiction,” I aim to redefine the transnational genre of post-apocalyptic fiction by reading it through the lens of Italian narrative. My work includes chapters on texts as seemingly disparate as Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th-century Decameron and Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, Mary Shelley’s 1826 novel The Last Man and Massimo Bontempelli’s novella Cataclisma, Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Il deserto rosso and Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer prize-winning book The Road. I demonstrate how Italian narrative has played and still plays an important role in post-apocalyptic fiction, a genre that is deemed almost exclusively Anglo-American but one that actually owes some of its thematic and aesthetic elements to its Italian representatives. By analyzing both Italian and Anglophone texts, I show that a seemingly unlikely detour, such as the one running from the late Middle Ages through early 20th-century Italian Futurism, to the newest, zombie-packed, American TV shows, reveals not only something new about the Italian production of post-apocalyptic fiction, but also about the genre itself.
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Italian
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Apocalypse in literature
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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1 online resource (202 pages) : illustrations
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Alberto Iozzia
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doi:10.7282/t3-46k4-2d64
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ETD doctoral
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Iozzia
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Alberto
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2018-09-11 16:04:26
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2018-10-31
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2020-10-30
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