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Memory, Identity and Migrant Generations: Articulating italianità in C20th and C21st Northern England through the Case of Kingston upon Hull. (2019)
Journal Article
Haworth, R., & Rorato, L. (in press). Memory, Identity and Migrant Generations: Articulating italianità in C20th and C21st Northern England through the Case of Kingston upon Hull. California Italian Studies, 9,

Owing to its geographical location and the collapse of its fishing and shipping industries, the UK city of Kingston upon Hull post-WWII rapidly acquired a reputation as a declining outpost of the British nation with no real links to the rest of the w... Read More

City branding and the popular music star: The case of Mina, Cremona, and ‘Cremona canta Mina’ (2018) (2019)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (in press). City branding and the popular music star: The case of Mina, Cremona, and ‘Cremona canta Mina’ (2018). Italian Studies, 74(4),

Mina (born Anna Maria Mazzini, 1940) is arguably the best-loved and most successful female Italian popular music star. More than this, she has become part of Italian everyday life and cultural heritage, and an icon of Italy of which the country can a... Read More

Scandal as medium of the celebritization process: Exploring the ‘Mina as Mother’ image in the context of post-war Italian culture (2018)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (2018). Scandal as medium of the celebritization process: Exploring the ‘Mina as Mother’ image in the context of post-war Italian culture. Mediascapes, 11, 29-41

Mina is one of Italy’s most popular and best-loved pop singers. She rose to fame in the late 1950s and was particularly dominant from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. Yet she remains popular even today, despite retiring from television appearances and... Read More

Mina as Transnational Popular Music Star in the early 1960s (2018)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (2018). Mina as Transnational Popular Music Star in the early 1960s. Modern Languages Open, 2018(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3828/mlo.v0i0.237

As a ‘timeless icon’, ‘sophisticated performer’ and ‘the most versatile singer in Italian pop music’ (Prato 163-9), Mina is perhaps the most famous and successful proponent of the canzone italiana, Italian mainstream pop music. Her meteoric rise to f... Read More

French chanson (2018)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (2018). French chanson. French studies, 72(1), 87-96. doi:10.1093/fs/knx244

Scandal, motherhood and Mina in 1960s Italy (2017)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (2017). Scandal, motherhood and Mina in 1960s Italy. Modern Italy, 22(3), 247-260. https://doi.org/10.1017/mit.2017.38

Celebrity scandals are a useful tool to reveal the pervasiveness of expected ways of behaving within a particular culture or society. Italy of the early 1960s was particularly marked by these kinds of scandals, including that of singer Mina's pregnan... Read More

Thinking the canzone d’autore (2016)
Book Chapter
Haworth, R. (2016). Thinking the canzone d’autore. In I. Marc, & S. Green (Eds.), The Singer-Songwriter in Europe: Paradigms, Politics and Place, 65-78. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Making a star on the small screen: The case of Mina and RAI (2015)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (2015). Making a star on the small screen: The case of Mina and RAI. Journal of Italian cinema & media studies, 3(1-2), 27-41. https://doi.org/10.1386/jicms.3.1-2.27_1

© 2015 Intellect Ltd Article. English language. Anna Maria Quaini (née Mazzini), or Mina as she is more commonly known, is a prolific Italian pop singer who rose to fame in the late 1950s. She was particularly dominant from the mid-1960s to the mid-1... Read More

The singer-songwriter on stage: Reconciling the artist and the performer (2013)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (2013). The singer-songwriter on stage: Reconciling the artist and the performer. Journal of European popular culture, 4(1), 71-84. https://doi.org/10.1386/jepc.4.1.71_1

The singer-songwriter is a ubiquitous figure within popular music. Although the name may appear to simply refer to an artist who writes and performs his or her own material, it also signifies a web of assumptions around what constitutes quality and v... Read More

Brassens, Brel et Ferré, ou, La mise en scène de l'authenticité dans la chanson française (2012)
Book Chapter
Haworth, R. (2012). Brassens, Brel et Ferré, ou, La mise en scène de l'authenticité dans la chanson française. Chanson et performance: Mise en scène du corps dans la chanson française et francophone, 73 - 83. L'Harmattan

Authenticity is a key preoccupation for the French popular music genre, chanson, and the figures of Brassens, Brel and Ferré are the paradigmatic 'big three' of the genre. This chapter analyses the place of performance within chanson. It takes... Read More

The stuff of legend: examining media representations of the Brassens-Brel-Ferré myths (2011)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (2011). The stuff of legend: examining media representations of the Brassens-Brel-Ferré myths. Contemporary French civilization, 36(1-2), 19-32. doi:10.3828/cfc.2011.3

Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and Léo Ferré are often grouped together and referred to as the archetypal French singer-songwriters, the 'big three' of thechanson françaisefrom the 1950s onwards. Looseley (2003) suggests that the... Read More

Representations of 1968 in French popular music: the case of Dominique Grange (2008)
Journal Article
Haworth, R. (2008). Representations of 1968 in French popular music: the case of Dominique Grange. Modern & contemporary France / ASM & CF, 16(2), 181-194. doi:10.1080/09639480801975909

Focusing on the songs written during 1968–69 presented on the album L'Utopie toujours…(2004) by Dominique Grange, this article discusses some of the representations of key themes of 1968 in song. Grange is a politically engaged singer-so... Read More