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

09/09/2016 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Fumo: Italy's Love Affair with the Cigarette
Carl Ipsen, Indiana University
Abstract

Respondent: Molly Tambor, Long Island University, Post



10/14/2016 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Fashion in the commedia all'italiana: An Uncomfortable Aspiration
Meriel Tulante, Philadelphia University
Abstract

Respondent: Stefania Benini, Philadelphia University



11/11/2016 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Immigrant Writing and the Power of Fear
Lucia Re, University of California, Los Angeles
Abstract

Respondent: Teresa Fiore, Montclair State University



12/09/2016 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
The Divo and the Duce: Illusions of Direct Democracy in 1920s Celebrity Culture.
Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan
Abstract

Respondent: Eugenia Paulicelli, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY



02/03/2017 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
The Catholic Church, Jewish Identity, and the Forging of Antisemitism in Fascist Italy (1922-1943)
Nina Valbousquet, Center for Jewish History, NYC
Abstract

Respondent: Natalia Indrimi, Primo Levi Center



03/03/2017 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Building the "House of Man": Design and the Modern Home in Milan, 1933-1957
Jonathan Mekinda, University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract

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



04/07/2017 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Freemasonry's Secret: Gender, Nationalism, and Conspiracy Theorizing in Italy
Lilith Mahmud, University of California, Irvine
Abstract

Respondent: Jane Schneider, The Graduate Center, CUNY



05/12/2017 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Paramilitary Violence and Fascism: Violent Imaginaries and Violent Practices of Squadrismo, 1921-1925
Alessandro Saluppo, Fordham University
Abstract

Respondent: Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University