Remembering Aldo Moro
The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murder

Edited by Ruth Glynn and Giancarlo Lombardi

Italian Perspectives 23

Legenda

30 January 2012  •  204pp

ISBN: 978-1-907975-27-1 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-315088-91-4 (Taylor & Francis ebook)

ContemporaryItalianHistory


The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Christian Democrat politician, Aldo Moro, marked the watershed of Italy's experience of political violence in the period known as the 'years of lead' (1969-c.1983). This uniquely interdisciplinary volume explores the evolving legacy of Moro's death in the Italian cultural imaginary, from the late 1970s to the present. Bringing a wide range of critical perspectives to bear, interventions by experts in the fields of political science, social anthropology, philosophy, and cultural critique elicit new understandings of the events of 1978 and explain their significance and relevance to present-day Italian culture and society.

Ruth Glynn is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Bristol. Giancarlo Lombardi is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, CUNY.

Contents:

1-17
Introduction: Remembering Aldo Moro
Ruth Glynn, Giancarlo Lombardi
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18-29
Prelude: ‘A Long Preparation for Dying’? The Life of Aldo Moro, 1916–1978
David Moss
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30-37
Aldo Moro and the Tragic Afterlife of a Melodrama
Robin Wagner-Pacifici
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38-61
Lost Leaders: The Deaths of James Cook and Aldo Moro Compared
David Moss
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62-77
Doxa, Orthodox, Paradox, Heterodox, Oxymoron: Aldo Moro’s Lettere dalla prigione del popolo
Ellen Nerenberg
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78-95
Moro as Figure of Speech: The Displaced Confessions of the Women of the Brigate Rosse
Ruth Glynn
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96-107
Moro, Morucci, Moretti: Oxymoron and the Prison of Political Language
Gius Gargiulo
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108-121
Moro’s Body between Enlightenment and Postmodernism: Terror, Murder, and Meaning in Jean Baudrillard and Leonardo Sciascia
Giuseppina Mecchia
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122-135
Unbury that Body: The Tragic Palinode of a Generation in Marco Baliani’s Corpo di stato
Nicoletta Marini Maio
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136-150
Imago Moro: Medi-a-(c)tion on Aldo Moro
Isabella Pezzini
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151-170
Locations of Moro: The Kidnap in the Cinema
Alan O'Leary
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171-186
Fictions: The Moro Affaire in Primetime Drama
Giancarlo Lombardi
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Bibliography entry:

Glynn, Ruth, and Giancarlo Lombardi (eds), Remembering Aldo Moro: The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murder, Italian Perspectives, 23 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2012)

First footnote reference: 35 Remembering Aldo Moro: The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murder, ed. by Ruth Glynn and Giancarlo Lombardi, Italian Perspectives, 23 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2012), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Glynn and Lombardi, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Glynn, Ruth, and Giancarlo Lombardi (eds). 2012. Remembering Aldo Moro: The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murder, Italian Perspectives, 23 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Glynn and Lombardi 2012: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Glynn and Lombardi 2012: 21.

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