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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

Social conflict in the contemporary French roman noir (2015)
Journal Article
Kimyongür, A. (2015). Social conflict in the contemporary French roman noir. Australian journal of crime fiction, 1(1),

Conflict is by definition at the heart of the crime novel: most evidently in the usually violent conflict between victim and perpetrator but also in a more abstract, though equally important, way in the conflict between the perpetrator and the social... Read More

The construction of fantastic spaces: Tlön, Les cités obscures and the cognitive power of fiction (2010)
Journal Article
Riberi, A. (2010). The construction of fantastic spaces: Tlön, Les cités obscures and the cognitive power of fiction. Lejana, 1(February),

In this paper I will establish similarities between Jorge Luis Borges'"Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis, Tertius" ("Tlön") and the graphic novels Les Cités Obscures byFrançois Schuiten and Benoît Peeters. "Tlön" is largely grounded in the ‘as if'principle: ‘If ide... Read More