Nicoletta Di Ciolla has a new article appearing in the latest issue of Italian Studies. The title is ‘Crime Fact versus Crime Fiction: Alternative Strategies for the Mobilization of the ‘Ethic Minority’ in Twenty-First-Century Italy’.
Di Ciolla, Nicoletta, Italian Studies (ISSN: 0075-1634); Volume 67, No. 3, pp. 411-424(14); November 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/0075163412Z.00000000027
This essay examines levels of interaction and intersection between culture and justice as they are represented in some recent works of fiction and non-fiction in Italy. It looks briefly at a specific strand of crime/noir fiction to see how it can function as a vehicle for the articulation of principles of justice and ethics, before directing attention to a more in depth consideration of an equally popular, though non-fictional, genre, which pursues the same aim through the deployment of different strategies.