Post-Terrona. A Drawing Project About an Imaginative Reconfiguration of the Southern Italian Woman

dc.contributor.advisorWaligore, Marilyn
dc.creatorBrunetti, Francesca
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T14:59:54Z
dc.date.available2021-12-08T14:59:54Z
dc.date.created2021-05
dc.date.issued2021-05-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2021
dc.date.updated2021-12-08T14:59:55Z
dc.description.abstractThis work is a combination of artistic and scholarly research about the southern Italian woman (terrona). By analyzing a variety of media, I investigate the southern Italian woman’s stereotype and I discuss how she has been represented in novels, movies, television shows, and popular culture as loud, choleric, sexualized, and maternal. In addition, I conduct an imaginative experiment where I transform the terrona’s patriarchal stereotype into a reconfiguration of her image where she is represented as an empowered and satisfied woman. To do this, I connect the terrona’s traditional image to the natural resources of the Mediterranean environment, and I fantasize about how this relationship transforms the terrona from a marginalized and oppressed woman into an empowered one. This theoretical material is used in my artistic practice to inform my drawings. In my drawings, I represent the traditional terrona as loud, sexualized, and maternal. I also portray the reconfigured terrona as having political power, feeling sexual pleasure, and being emotionally fulfilled. In this way, by adopting a combination of theoretical research and artistic practice, I conduct a feminist investigation about the terrona’s social condition while also proposing an imaginative reconfiguration of her stereotype.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/9288
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFeminism and art
dc.subjectFeminism in art
dc.subjectStereotypes (Social psychology)
dc.subjectItalians in art
dc.subjectItalians
dc.subjectItaly, Southern
dc.subjectWomen -- Italy
dc.titlePost-Terrona. A Drawing Project About an Imaginative Reconfiguration of the Southern Italian Woman
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentArts and Humanities
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Dallas
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePHD

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