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
Assistant Professor, Hostos Community College, CUNY, History
eialongo@hostos.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Alessia Palanti
Columbia University, Italian
ap3105@columbia.edu

Welcome

Meetings

09/19/2014 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Neo-Bourbonism: What is going on?
Marta Petrusewicz, University of Calabria
Abstract

Respondent: Jason Pine, SUNY Purchase



10/17/2014 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
The New Front: Painting and Politics in Cold War Italy
Adrian Duran, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Abstract

Respondent: Romy Golan, CUNY Graduate Center



11/07/2014 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
On Nationalism, Heritage, and Representation. Collecting, Researching, and Building a Museum in Istria against Vienna (1884-1915)
Ilaria Porciani, University of Bologna
Abstract

Respondent: Mahnaz Yousefzadeh, New York University



12/12/2014 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
The Legacy of Fascism in the Built Environment: Fascist Party Headquarters after Fascism
Lucy Maulsby, Northeastern University
Abstract

Respondent: Richard Etlin, University of Maryland



02/20/2015 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Jewish Writers in Post-Unification Italy: The Formation of a National Culture
Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University
Abstract

Respondent: Giuseppe Gazzola, SUNY Stony Brook



03/27/2015 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
A Wider Circle of Humanity?: Antonio Gramsci, the Armenian Genocide, and Cultural Activism in Italy, 1916
Ara Merjian, New York University
Abstract

Respondent: Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University



04/17/2015 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
The Fall of Mussolini: Violence, Emotion and Memory in Everyday Life
Joshua Arthurs, University of West Virginia
Abstract

Respondent: Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University



05/08/2015 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Exotic Animals in Interwar Art and Design from A(advarks) - Z(ebras)
Vivien Greene, Guggenheim Museum
Abstract

Respondent: Emily Braun, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center