Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography and Mobility examines contemporary literature written by women that are all related to Italy in different ways. It argues that photography provides women with a means to expose aspects of their nomadic self and of others’ mobile lives within and beyond the writing process. By resorting to the visual, women individualistically respond to forms of hegemonic power, fragmentation, displacement, loss and marginality and make these experiences key to their creative production.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Introduction: Narrating, Exposing, Moving
Performances: Escapes and Resistance
1 Fleeting Photographs and Vanishing Rebels in Melania Mazzucco’s Fiction
2 Stranger at Home: Ornela Vorpsi’s Visual Writing of Endurance
Intersections: Itinerancies with a Camera
3 Hidden Lights: Monika Bulaj’s Empathic Photo-Reportages of Afghanistan
4 Carla Cerati’s Photo-Textual Social and Personal Journeys
Tapestries: Transits through Origins
5 Re-writing: Narrations of Family Displacement
6 Re-Imaging: Threads, Laces and Stitches
Conclusion: Multiple Exposures
Giorgia Alù teaches in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney.