Remembering School Through Movies: The Films of the Book Cuore (1886) in Republican Italy

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The essay focuses on the case of the four Italian movies/TV serials on Cuore [Heart], hence on how a masterpiece of children’s literature that has long embodied a model of school has been newly presented on the screen, with what changes and with what success with audiences. Two levels are to be considered: the correlation between the movies and the book and between both the movies and the book and society. This analysis will at last return the image of an imaginary school, partially corresponding to the one of Cuore, retaining and altering it in order to propose a model of school, which the audience could recognize both as the traditional good one and as one valid for the present.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchool Memories. New Trends in the History of Education
EditorsCristina Yanes Cabrera, Juri Meda, Antonio Viñao
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Book Cuore
  • Italy
  • Movies
  • School memories


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