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Grant success for Italian Cinema audiences project

10 May 2013

Dr Catherine O'Rawe of the Italian department has received an AHRC award of £690,000 for the project 'In Search of Italian Cinema Audiences in the 1940s and 1950s: Gender, Genre and National Identity'.

Dr Catherine O'Rawe of the Italian department has received an AHRC award of £690,000 for the project 'In Search of Italian Cinema Audiences in the 1940s and 1950s: Gender, Genre and National Identity'. Dr O'Rawe is a Co-Investigator on the project, which is led by a colleague at Oxford Brookes, and which also involves collaboration with Exeter University.

The project focuses on the gap in knowledge surrounding the Italian cinema-going public of the 1940s and 1950s, for whom cinema was by far the most popular pastime. It will involve conducting interviews of Italians in their 70s and 80s about their memories of cinema-going in the 1940s and 50s, as well as a national survey of over 1000 Italians.

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