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Italian and Canadian Cultural Differences as Mirrors of History and Society

  • Author / Creator
    Borchiellini, Valerio
  • This work analyzes cultural differences between Italy and Canada based on newspaper articles and headlines on three major events of our recent past: the attack at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; the death of Osama Bin Laden in May 2011; and the most recent massacre in Oslo, Norway, in July 2011. The objective consists, therefore, in demonstrating the possibility of extrapolating the subtext for newspaper articles which can help to investigate a country’s cultural parameters. The analysis will be conducted using cultural studies theories with regards to modern and/or contemporary issues, as well as tools related to the field of semiotics.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R39H4B
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Specialization
    • Italian Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Anselmi, William (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Braun, Willi (History and Classics)
    • Verdicchio, Massimo (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
    • Gural-Migdal, Anna (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)