Mariagrazia Fanchi

Position: Associate Professor, Director of MA program of Media Studies
Institution: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Geographical area: Southern Europe

Research areas: Media Studies with a focus on how women consume audiovisual media, audience studies, history of audiences and cinema spectatorship in Italy, cinema experience and childhood

Profile

Mariagrazia Fanchi will present at the next NECS conference, on a panel titled “Cinematic Memory Embodied. Young Audiences and (Digital) Cinema Experience”.

Panel Abstract

Some years ago, in an interview on cinema and digitalisation, the late Miriam Hansen said: “Perhaps we should defer cultural pessimism about the digital transformations of experience […] and give the generations growing up with these technologies a chance to incorporate them into cultural memory and, along the way, to rediscover and reinvent cinema.” The panel departs from this suggestion and aims at analysing how today’s children experience cinema and appropriate its cultural heritage. Specifically, the panel investigates how traditional cinematic practices (from movie-going to gazing) are (re)mediated in the convergence era.

Relevant Publications

 

Books

Mariagrazia, Fanchi, L’audience (Roma: Laterza, 2014).

– Spettatore (Milano: Il Castoro, 2005).

 

Chapters and Articles 

–  ‘Cinema Natives. Il cinema nelle pratiche e nell’immaginario degli spettatori con meno di 14 anni’, in Sguardi differenti. Studi di cinema in onore di Lorenzo Cuccu, ed. by Lucia Cardone and Sandra Lischi (Pisa: ETS, 2014), pp. 361-370.

–  ‘A ben vedere. Cinema e media in «Primavera. Rivista per giovinette»’, in Cinema e scritture femminili. Letterate italiane fra la pagina e lo schermo, ed. by Lucia Cardone and Sara Filippelli (Roma-Padova: Iacobelli Editore, 2011), pp. 166-179.

– ‘Memorie, generazioni e consumi culturali. Le storie di vita di quattro generazioni’, in Le età della tv. Indagine su quattro generazioni di spettatori italiani, ed. by Piermarco Aroldi and F Fausto Colombo (Milano: Vita e Pensiero, 2003), pp. 207-245.

– ‘La famiglia con la televisione,’ in La famiglia in televisione. La famiglia con la televisione, ed. by Mariagrazia Fanchi (Roma: VQPT-Nuova Eri, 2001), pp. 51-97.

 

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