SCREEN-L Archives

April 2012, Week 4


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
"Baich, Laura J" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:13:01 +0000
text/plain (38 lines)
Now available from Indiana University Press:

Murder Made in Italy
Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture
Ellen Nerenberg

"A fantastic array of literary, cinematic, and oral narratives." ‹Stefania
Lucamante, Catholic University of America

Looking at media coverage of three very prominent murder cases, Murder Made
in Italy explores the cultural issues raised by the murders and how they
reflect developments in Italian civil society over the past 20 years.
Providing detailed descriptions of each murder, investigation, and court
case, Ellen Nerenberg addresses the perception of lawlessness in Italy, the
countryıs geography of crime, and the generalized fear for public safety
among the Italian population. Nerenberg examines the fictional and
nonfictional representations of these crimes through the lenses of moral
panic, media spectacle, true crime writing, and the abject body. The
worldwide publicity given the recent case of Amanda Knox, the American
student tried for murder in a Perugia court, once more drew attention to
crime and punishment in Italy and is the subject of the epilogue.

400 pp., 10 b&w illus., 5 maps
cloth 978-0-253-35625-3 $85.00
paper 978-0-253-22309-8 $29.95

For more information, visit:

For Instructors:
If you are interested in adopting this book for course use, please see our
exam copy policy:

For past messages, visit the Screen-L Archives: