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Dr Danielle Hipkins



Italy's Other Women: Gender and prostitution in Italian cinema, 1940-1965, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2016.

Contemporary Italian Women Writers and Traces of the Fantastic: the creation of literary space, Legenda, 2007.


Paola Cortellesi: Fragmenting the Latin Lover in Italian Romantic Comedy, L'avventura, il Mulino, 2018, 81-96

with Renga D, A New Canon?: Contemporary Italian Cinema and Television and the role of quality in the Anglophone curriculum, Comunicazioni sociali, vol. 3, 2016, 375-397

Of postfeminist girls and fireflies: Consuming Rome in Un giorno speciale, Forum Italicum: A Journal of Italian Studies, vol. 50, no. 1, 2016, 166-182

Figlie di papà? Adolescent girls between the 'incest motif' and female friendship in contemporary Italian film comedy, The Italianist, vol. 35, no. 2, Maney, 2015, 1-25

Who Wants to be a TV Showgirl?: Auditions, talent and taste in contemporary popular Italian cinema, The Italianist, vol. 2012, no. 32, 2013, 154-190

with Treveri Gennari D, O‘Rawe CG, In Search of Italian Cinema Audiences in the 1940s and 1950s: Gender, genre and national identity, Participations, vol. Volume 8, no. 2, 2011, 539-553

'Whore-ocracy': Show girls, the beauty trade-off, and mainstream oppositional discourse in contemporary Italy, Italian Studies, vol. 66, no. 3, Maney, 2011, 413-430

Why Italian Film Studies Need a Second Take on Gender, Special issue of Italian Studies, ‘Thinking Italian Film’, vol. 63, no. 2, 2008, 213-234

Francesca's salvation or damnation?: Resisting recognition of the prostitute in Roberto Rossellini's Paisà (1946), Studies in European Cinema, vol. 3, no. 2, 2006, 153-168

Lost in the Art(ifice) of Male Language: Finding the Female Author in Paola Capriolo's Il doppio regno., Modern Language Review, vol. 101, no. 1, 2006, 93-106

A Space of His Own?: the male artist, space and the fantastic in Paola Capriolos La spettatrice (1995) and Laura Mancinellis La casa del tempo (1993), The Italianist, vol. 25, no. 1, 2005, 97-115

The Fantasy Harem: Prostitution and the battle of the sexes in Italian film comedy of the early to mid-1960s, Cinergie, vol. 5


A Girls' Eye View of Postwar Italian Cinema, in Dibeltulo S, Culhane S, O'Rawe C, Treveri-Gennari D (eds) Italian Cinema Audiences: Histories and Memories of Cinema-going in Post-war Italy, Bloomsbury, 2020

Surviving the 'showgirl effect'?: Tween girls and performance in Le meraviglie/The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher 2014) and Bellas mariposas (Salvatore Mereu 2012), in Storchi S, Spunta M, Morelli M (eds) Women and the Public Sphere in Modern and Contemporary Italy, Hull: Troubador, 2017

'Nessuno mi può giudicare: Making over the Prostitute from a Postfeminist Perspective', in Lombardi G, Uva C (eds) Italian Political Cinema. Public Life, Imaginary and Identity in Contemporary Italian Film, Peter Lang, 2016, 329-338

The Showgirl Effect: Adolescent girls and (precarious) technologies of sexiness in contemporary Italian Cinema, in Handyside FJ, Taylor-Jones K (eds) International Cinema and the Girl Local Issues, Transnational Contexts, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

Italian Cinema from the Perspective of Female Friendship, in The Italian Cinema Book, London: Palgrave/Bfi, 2014, 109-115

Lost Girls: Daughters of sin in Italian melodrama, in Hipkins DE, Pitt R (eds) New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014, 189-218

'The Brothel in Italian Cinema, 1959-1960: Creating a Space for Female Spectators', in Storchi S (eds) Beyond the Piazza: Public and Private Spaces in Modern Italian Culture, Brussels: Peter Lang, 2013, 99-113

'Which Law is the Father's?: the gothic hero(ine) and the mafia in Pietro Germi's In nome della legge (1949)', in Renga D (eds) Mafia Movies, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009

Rossana Ombres: Excessively Fantastic, in Billiani F, Sulis G (eds) The Gothic and the Fantastic in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Italy, Madison: New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007

Were Sisters Doing it for Themselves? Prostitutes, Brothels and Discredited Masculinity in Postwar Italian Cinema, in Hipkins D, Plain G (eds) War-Torn Tales: Literature, Film and Gender in the Aftermath of World War II, Peter Lang, 2007, 81-103

'I don't want to die': Prostitution and Narrative Disruption in Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers., in Morris P (eds) Women in Italy 1946-1960, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

Were Sisters Doing It For Themselves?: The sister-prostitute and discredited masculinity in Italian cinema between 1940 and 1953., in Hipkins D, Plain G (eds) War-Torn Tales: Representing Gender and World War II in Literature and Film, Peter Lang, 2006