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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 means to an end so much as they are a public form...(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)
 
 
Cleansing the Temple: Dante, Defender of the Church
Cleansing the Temple: Dante, Defender of the Church (November 2017)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 20
Ronald L. Martinez - Author
Olivia Holmes - Editor

Dante as protector and purifier of the Church.

Readers of the Commedia are familiar with Dante’s severe judgment of contemporary popes. The attacks are explicable as part of Dante’s strategy of defending the Church itself, which the poet saw as imperiled by papal avarice and political ambition. From the reference to the biblical punishment of Uzzah for touching the Ark of the Covenant in Epistola XI, ur...(Read More)
 
 
From Italy to the North End
From Italy to the North End (July 2017)
Photographs, 1972-1982
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
James Pasto - Foreword by

Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

As a young boy, Anthony V. Riccio listened to his grandparents’ stories of life in the small Italian villages where they had grown up and which they had left in order to emigrate to the United States. In the early 1970s, he traveled to those villages—Alvignano and Sippiciano—and elsewhere in Italy, taking photographs...(Read More)
 
 
Viva Voce
Viva Voce (April 2017)
Conversations with Italian Philosophers
Silvia Benso - Author

Firsthand perspectives on the past, present, and future of contemporary Italian philosophy.

Through conversations with twenty-three leading Italian philosophers representing a variety of scholarly concerns and methodologies, this volume offers an informal overview of the background, breadth, and distinctiveness of contemporary Italian philosophy as a tradition. The conversations begin with general questions addr...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy (September 2015)
Antonio Calcagno - Editor

Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.

Italy has a rich philosophical legacy, and recent developments and movements in its political philosophy have produced a significant body of thought by internationally renowned philosophers working on questions and themes such as the critique of neoliberalism, statehood, politics and culture, feminism, community, the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Heart and the Island
The Heart and the Island (September 2015)
A Critical Study of Sicilian American Literature
Chiara Mazzucchelli - Author

Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.

In The Heart and the Island, Chiara Mazzucchelli explores the strong bond between Sicilian American writers and the island of Sicily. Self-contained yet connected to the mainland, geographically separated from yet politically united to the rest of Italy, Sicily occupies a unique position. Throughout the twentieth century, the sense of a distin...(Read More)
 
 
The Transatlantic Gaze
The Transatlantic Gaze (February 2014)
Italian Cinema, American Film
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Author

Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.

In The Transatlantic Gaze, Mary Ann McDonald Carolan documents the sustained and profound artistic impact of Italian directors, actors, and screenwriters on American film. Working across a variety of genres, including neorealism, comedy, the Western, and the art film, Carolan explores how and why American dire...(Read More)

 
 
Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi
Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi (October 2013)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 18
Lino Pertile - Author
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

Examines the preservation of the integrity of humanity through literature in the hells described by Dante in his Inferno and by Primo Levi in Survival in Auschwitz.

“Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi” is the eighteenth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at ...(Read More)
 
 
"Favola fui": Petrarch Writes His Readers (November 2010)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 17
Albert Russell Ascoli - Author
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

Examines the interplay between reading and writing in the works of Petrarch and Dante.
Building upon his 2008 book Dante and the Making of a Modern Author, Albert Russell Ascoli here reflects on the extent to which Petrarch’s addresses to and figurations of his relationship to his readers intersect with the oft-asserted “modernity” of his authorial stances. In particular, Ascoli argues that following in the wake of Dante’...(Read More)
 
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