Queering internal exile on Italian screens
in Internal exile in Fascist Italy
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The experience of many gay men sent into internal exile is cloaked in silence. This chapter interrogates this silence by looking at two feature films, four documentaries, and one graphic novel that give voice to experiences of gay men sent into internal exile. In the two feature films, exile is a minor narrative thread. The documentaries and graphic novel, however, are explicit in treating the exile experience of gay men, and evince a clear memorialising tendency surrounding gay confino. These five texts are different from the majority of the films discussed in the previous chapter that smooth over the cultural trauma of internal exile. In that chapter we saw that the stories of mafiosi, anti-Fascists, and intellectuals sent to internal exile are recast in a melodramatic light and the suffering of male protagonists is productive. Instead, the texts treated in this chapter aid in the project of recuperating submerged histories without subsuming individual narratives into larger restorative narratives.

Internal exile in Fascist Italy

History and representations of confino


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