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Dr Laura Rorato

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Laura Rorato

Senior Lecturer in Italian/Year abroad coordinator for Italian


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(1),

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 about Memory, Identity and Migrant Generations: Articulating italianità in C20th and C21st Northern England through the Case of Kingston upon Hull..

Re-writing complexity through fragments: mapping Milan in the twenty-first century (2017)
Journal Article
Rorato, L. (2017). Re-writing complexity through fragments: mapping Milan in the twenty-first century. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 25(4), 495-509. https://doi.org/10.1080/14782804.2017.1339590

This article engages with the powerful nature of individual fragments in challenging the stereotypical images of the city, in particular those images that tie Milan almost exclusively to fashion, design, or events like Expo 2015. Using a series of di... Read More about Re-writing complexity through fragments: mapping Milan in the twenty-first century.

Caravaggio in film and literature: Popular culture's appropriation of a Baroque genius (2014)
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Rorato, L. (2014). Caravaggio in film and literature: Popular culture's appropriation of a Baroque genius. Maney Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315095967

© Modern Humanities Research Association and Taylor and Francis 2014. All rights reserved. The idea of writing a book about fictional representations of Caravaggio came to me as far back as 2004 when I was writing a paper on art as inauguration in Pi... Read More about Caravaggio in film and literature: Popular culture's appropriation of a Baroque genius.

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