Studies in Modern Italy

  • Founded
    1966
  • Seminar Number
    483

This seminar is concerned with political, social, cultural, and religious aspects of Italian life from 1815 to the present. In recent years, the seminar has stressed an interdisciplinary approach to Italian studies, increasing the participation of anthropologists and scholars of art, film, and literature. The seminar meets on the second Friday of the month, from October to April, to discuss a paper presented by a member or an invited speaker. Papers cover a wide range of topics, approaches, and methodologies. The seminar occasionally holds a day- long conference or a more restricted symposium to explore a topic in depth.


Chair
Professor Ernest Ialongo
eialongo@hostos.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Claudia Sbuttoni
cs2897@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/07/2018 Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room
6:15 PM
Convivial Occasions: Mafia Cultural Production and the Mafia-State Intreccio
Peter Schneider, Fordham University
Abstract

Jason Pine, Purchase College, SUNY



10/12/2018 Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room
6:15 PM
Social Catholicism as Pastoral Edutainment: Vocations, Avocations, and the Winx Club
Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Dickinson College

Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan University
Abstract

Respondent: Jacqueline Reich, Fordham University


11/09/2018 Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room
6:15 PM
Parallel Ambiguities: Avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma, Tosca, and the Recasting of History in Post-Fascist Italy
Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, University of California, Santa Barbara,
Abstract

Respondent: Rebecca Bauman, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY



12/07/2018 Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room
6:15 PM
The New Geography of Italian Economic Inequality
Michael Blim, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Oriol Vallès Codina, The New School for Social Research
Abstract

Respondent: Jillian Cavanaugh, Brooklyn College, CUNY


02/01/2019 Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room
6:15 PM
Maria Montessori’s White Cross: Rehabilitating War-Stricken Children to Prevent War
Erica Moretti, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Abstract

Respondent: Mary Gibson, John Jay College, CUNY



03/01/2019 Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room
6:15 PM
Tourist Encounters with Italy’s Changing Political Landscape: From Fascism through Reconstruction
David Aliano, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Abstract

Respondent: Silvana Patriarca, Fordham University



04/05/2019 Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room
6:15 PM
The World’s War on the World’s Stage: Cinecittà 1942-1950
Noa Steimatsky, Sarah Lawrence College
Abstract

Respondent: David Forgacs, New York University



05/03/2019 Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room
6:15 PM
The Italian Differentia: Can There Be Philosophy Without History?
Peter Carravetta, Stony Brook University, SUNY
Abstract

Respondent: Silvia Benso, Rochester Institute of Technology