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

09/08/2017 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Watching in Color: The Reception of Black American Films in Italy
Mary Ann Carolan, Fairfield University
Abstract

Respondent: Rhiannon Welch, Rutgers University



10/13/2017 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Politics and the Postmodern in Contemporary Italian Literature and Criticism
David Ward, Wellesley College
Abstract

Respondent: Peter Carravetta, Stony Brook, SUNY



11/10/2017 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
The Color of the Republic: On Racism and Anti-Racism in Italy, c. 1960-1980
Silvana Patriarca, Fordham University
Abstract

Respondent: Nelson Moe, Barnard College, Columbia University



12/08/2017 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Charting the Island in Fascist Italy: Sicilian Belonging Between Race and Empire
Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh
Abstract

Respondent: Jane Schneider, The Graduate Center, CUNY



02/02/2018 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Fascists: The Italian Leadership and the Nazi Extermination of the Jews
Luca Fenoglio, Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Leicester
Abstract

Respondent: Susan Zuccotti, Independent Historian



Notes: Co-sponsored by the Primo Levi Center, New York City
03/02/2018 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Armando Brasini and Neo-Baroque Architecture in the 1930s: The Politics of Style in the Construction of Modern Italian Identity
Laura Cecchini, Colgate University
Abstract

Respondent: Emily Braun, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY



04/13/2018 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Ransom Kidnapping in Modern Italy: Victims, State, and Media
Alessandra Montalbano, University of Alabama
Abstract

Respondent: David Forgacs, New York University



05/04/2018 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Expanding Diasporic Identity: A Multi-Directional Path to the New ‘Italian’ Writer
Anthony Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and Queens College, CUNY
Abstract

Respondent: Fred Gardaphé, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and Queens College, CUNY