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
Ernest Ialongo
Hostos Community College, CUNY, History
eialongo@hostos.cuny.edu

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


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/11/2015 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
The Skeleton in the Closet: Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University
Abstract

Respondent: Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan University



10/16/2015 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
From the Anonymous Skulls to the Collective Trance. Ritual Representation in the Neapolitan Underclass
Stefano De Matteis, University of Salerno
Abstract

Respondent: Nelson Moe, Barnard College



11/13/2015 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Mothers of a Lost Land: Patriotic Discourse in the Novels of Resistance by Viganò, Moravia and Morante
Ernesto Livorni, University of Wisconsin
Abstract

Respondent: Peter Carravetta, Stony Brook University



12/11/2015 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Rosa Genoni and her Pacifist Revolution: Fashion, Nation Building, and Feminism
Eugenia Paulicelli, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Abstract

Respondent: Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University



02/05/2016 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Clandestini in the Mediterranean and in New York: The Ins and Outs of Italy's Undocumented Migrations
Teresa Fiore, Montclair State University
Abstract

Respondent: Richard Alba, The CUNY Graduate Center



03/04/2016 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Resurrections and Rebirths in the Archaeology of Memory: The Risorgimento in Twentieth Century Italian Political Discourse
Rosario Forlenza, Columbia University
Abstract

Respondent: Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University



04/08/2016 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Montale, the Modernist
Giuseppe Gazzola, Stony Brook University
Abstract

Respondent: David Beneteau, Seton Hall University



05/13/2016 Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, 5th Floor
6:15 PM
Contemplating the Past through the Present: Italian Fascist Architecture in Artistic Discourse
Miriam Paeslack, University at Buffalo
Abstract

Respondent: Martino Stierli, Museum of Modern Art