The Superga Tragedy and the Women’s "Grande Torino"

Author/s Daniele Serapiglia
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2022/91
Language Italian Pages 23 P. 28-50 File size 155 KB
DOI 10.3280/SPC2022-091003
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In 1949, the Superga tragedy marked one of the most important moments of national mourning in post-war Italy. Indeed, the Christian democrat government attempted to turn the funeral of the "Grande Torino" players into a symbol of a new republican Catholic identity. Starting from this prospective, through the study of press and archival sources, this article, for the first time and in an original form, aims to interpret the event from a gender standpoint, analyzing the allegorical function of the women close to the players who died in the tragedy.

Keywords: "Grande Torino", Andreotti, Catholic identity, melodrama, football, mourning

Daniele Serapiglia, Mater dolorosa. La tragedia di Superga e il Grande Torino delle donne in "STORIA E PROBLEMI CONTEMPORANEI" 91/2022, pp 28-50, DOI: 10.3280/SPC2022-091003