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The Future of the World is Open
The Future of the World is Open (July 2022)
Encounters with Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, Adriana Cavarero, and Rossana Rossanda
Elvira Roncalli - Editor

 
 
Through the Periscope
Through the Periscope (May 2022)
Changing Culture, Italian America
Martino Marazzi - Author

Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.

The constant dialogue between literary forms of the Old and the New World is the core concern of the essays in Through the Periscope, which examine these ever-changing historical, intellectual, and psychological landscape...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Life
Rethinking Life (April 2022)
Italian Philosophy in Precarious Times
Silvia Benso - Editor

Fourteen Italian philosophers reflect on how the global experience of vulnerability and precariousness—of which the Covid-19 pandemic is but one example—compels us to rethink life and collective living.

This volume gathers fourteen contributions written by Italian philosophers within the context of the precariousness and vulnerability revealed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy, Mysticism, and the Political
Philosophy, Mysticism, and the Political (January 2022)
Essays on Dante
Massimo Cacciari - Author
Alessandro Carrera - Edited and with an introduction by
Giorgio Mobili - Translator

Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.

Among today’s Italian philosophers, Massimo Cacciari is perhaps the most assiduous commentator of Dante. Philosophy, Mysticism, and the Political collects all of Cacciari’s writings on Dante to this day, from his masterful analysis of St. Francis o...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers
Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers (September 2021)
Stretching the Art of Thinking
Silvia Benso - Editor
Elvira Roncalli - Editor

A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.

Gathering the contributions of eleven contemporary Italian women thinkers who share a philosophical practice, Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers embraces a g...(Read More)
 
 
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation (September 2021)
Brendan Hennessey - Author

Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.

Since the beginning, much of Italian cinema has been sustained by transforming literature into moving images. This tradition of literary adaptation continues today, challenging artistic form and practice by pressuring the boundaries that traditionally separate film from its sister a...(Read More)
 
 
Dante and the Legibility of the Universe: Facts and Narratives
Dante and the Legibility of the Universe: Facts and Narratives (May 2021)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 21
Alison Cornish - Author
Olivia Holmes - Editor

Argues that the Divine Comedy dramatizes the risks and rewards of competing narratives, or different ways of reading.

“Dante and the Legibility of the Universe: Facts and Narratives” is the twenty-first in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers...(Read More)
 
 
Giallo!
Giallo! (November 2020)
Genre, Modernity, and Detection in Italian Horror Cinema
Alexia Kannas - Author

Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.

Italian giallo films have a peculiar allure. Taking their name from the Italian for “yellow”— reflecting the covers of pulp crime novels—these genre movies were principally produced between 1960 and the late 1970s. ...(Read More)
 
 
Culture and Tactics
Culture and Tactics (October 2019)
Gramsci, Race, and the Politics of Practice
Robert F. Carley - Author

Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.

While scholars of social and political movements tend to analyze tactics in terms of their effectiveness in achieving specific outcomes, Robert F. Carley argues by contrast that tactics are, above all, what social movements do. They are not mere me...(Read More)
 
 
The Autobiography of a Language
The Autobiography of a Language (August 2019)
Emanuel Carnevali's Italian/American Writing
Andrea Ciribuco - Author

Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.

The Autobiography of a Language is an exploration of the deep and powerful ties between language and identity, focusing on an Italian American author and addressing global themes of modern writing. This is the first extensive, book-length w...(Read More)
 
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