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Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies

2018-2019 Season


All meetings take place in the Italian Academy of Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC), 5th Floor Conference Room, beginning at 6:15 pm. All inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Seminar, Dr. Ernest Ialongo at eialongo@hostos.cuny.edu .


Abstracts are available at http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/seminars/studies-in-modern-italy/


September 7, 2018

Peter Schneider, Fordham University, “Convivial Occasions: Mafia Cultural Production

and the Mafia-State Intreccio.”

Respondent: Jason Pine, Purchase College


October 12, 2018

Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Dickinson College, and Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan University, “Social Catholicism as Pastoral Edutainment: Vocations, Avocations, and the Winx Club.”

Respondent: Jacqueline Reich, Fordham University


November 9, 2018

Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Parallel Ambiguities:

Avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma, Tosca, and the Recasting of History in Post-Fascist Italy.”

Respondent: Rebecca Bauman, Fashion Institute of Technology


December 7, 2018

Michael Blim, CUNY Graduate School, and Oriol Vallès Codina, The New School, “The New Geography of Italian Economic Inequality.”

Respondent: Jillian Cavanaugh, Brooklyn College


February 1, 2019

Erica Moretti, Fashion Institute of Technology, “Maria Montessori’s White Cross: Rehabilitating War-Stricken Children to Prevent War.”

Respondent: Mary Gibson, John Jay College


March 1, 2019

David Aliano, College of Mount Saint Vincent, “Tourist Encounters with Italy’s Changing Political Landscape: From Fascism through Reconstruction.”

Respondent: Silvana Patriarca, Fordham University


April 5, 2019

Noa Steimatsky, Sarah Lawrence College, “The World’s War on the World’s Stage: Cinecittà 1942-1950.”

Respondent: David Forgacs, New York University


May 3, 2019

Peter Carravetta, Stony Brook University, “The Italian Differentia: Can There Be Philosophy Without History?”

Respondent: Silvia Benso, Rochester Institute of Technology




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