Introducing Guglielmo Giannini: A digital archive of theatre, film, entertainment and political activism

Duckett, Victoria 2021, Introducing Guglielmo Giannini: A digital archive of theatre, film, entertainment and political activism. In Cambiaghi, M, De Berti, R, Duckett, Victoria and Mosconi, E (ed), Guglielmo Giannini: Uomo di Spettacolo, Edizioni di Pagina, Bari, Italy, pp.3-10.

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Title Introducing Guglielmo Giannini: A digital archive of theatre, film, entertainment and political activism
Author(s) Duckett, VictoriaORCID iD for Duckett, Victoria orcid.org/0000-0001-7867-5014
Title of book Guglielmo Giannini: Uomo di Spettacolo
Editor(s) Cambiaghi, M
De Berti, R
Duckett, VictoriaORCID iD for Duckett, Victoria orcid.org/0000-0001-7867-5014
Mosconi, E
Publication date 2021
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 13
Start page 3
End page 10
Total pages 7
Publisher Edizioni di Pagina
Place of Publication Bari, Italy
Keyword(s) Digital Archive
Guglielmo Giannini
Italian theatre and cinema
populism
Summary This article introduces the 'Guglielmo Giannini: A digital archive of theatre, film, entertainment and political activism' built by the author at Deakin University between 2014 and 2019. It explains that a man famous as a founder of twentieth century (global) populism can be re-framed, through the archive. Not 'just' a politician, part of Italy's founding constituent government in 1946, Giannini was also a man who was active first in journalism, and then important to twentieth century Italian theatre, film, and literature. Providing reflections on the novelty of the historical materials contained for the first time in an accessible archive, the article then explores the care Giannini gave to his own materials, as well as the necessity of looking across different disciplinary archives and material ephemera in order to build a nuanced view of Giannini's populist appeal. As the author argues, without Giannini's training in the arts, and without the care he invested in his personal holdings, the spectacle of populist politics might be wrongly framed today as a recent or novel phenomenon,
ISBN 9788874708376
ISSN 2283-9089
Language eng
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30155903

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