Alfonso Pinto

Alfonso Pinto has a PhD degree in the ENS of Lyon. After his studies in Italy, on humanities, history and geography, he worked on a thesis about the imaginary of urban spaces in disaster movies (2016). His research focus on the process of construction of geographical imagination and fictional identities of places, imagination and representation of disasters, as well as spatial and temporal experience of modernities. He is the author, among other books, of "Espace et Société dans le cinéma des Zombies" (Annales de Géographie, n°695-696, janvier-avril 2014) and "Gomorra. Une réinvention de l’imaginaire napolitain" (Entrelacs, HS n°4, novembre 2016).

L’imaginaire de la Louisiane dans True Detective. Peer review

Une réinvention du Southern Gothic.

Alfonso Pinto | 22.02.2018

This paper is a geographical essay on the construction of visual and narratical identities of space. The analysis will be focused on the role of the TV drama True Detective (HBO, 2014) in the definition of the imaginary of Louisiana, and especially on the relationship between this drama and the fictions of the Southern Gothic genre. At first we will try to define the role of the landscape in these fictions, comparing them with the imaginary of swamps and [...]