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New Directions in Italian and Italian-American History:  A Conference in Honor of

Philip Cannistraro

Saturday, November 5, 2011

9:00 am - 6:00 pm


John D. Calandra Italian-American Institute

25 West 43rd Street 17th Floor, New York City (212) 642-2094 





Emilio Gentile, University of Rome, La Sapienza


“Fabbrica del consenso o fabbrica del potere?  Redefining Fascism and Totalitarianism”


New Directions in Italian-American History


Chair:  Gerald Meyer, Hostos Community College, CUNY


Charles Killinger, University of Central Florida, “Italian Antifascist Exiles and the Italian-American Community:  Renato Poggioli and Gaetano Salvemini as Case Studies”


Marcella Bencivenni, Hostos Community College, CUNY, “Re-examining Italian-American Radical History Through the Lens of Culture”


Peter Vellon, Queens College, CUNY,  “‘The humiliation of being treated like Negroes’:  The Italian-American Education in Matters of Race”


New Directions in Italian History, I


Chair:  Emily Braun, Hunter College & The Graduate Center, CUNY


Paul Corner, University of Siena, “Factories and their Products:  A Comment on Phil Cannistraro's La fabbrica del consenso


Ernest Ialongo, Hostos Community College, CUNY, “The Calculated Compromise:  F.T. Marinetti and Fascism in the Twenties”


William Adams, Hunter College, CUNY, “The politica dei ponti in the Republic of Salò”


New Directions in Italian History, II


Chair:  John Davis, University of Connecticut


Marta Petrusewicz, University of Calabria, “Fin-de-siècle Rome:  A Republic of Collectors”


Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University, “Dancing on a Volcano: Attempting a Popular History of Naples”


David Aliano, College of Mount Saint Vincent, “Re-imagining the Nation: Italian National Narratives Abroad (1922-1945)”


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The book resulting from the conference has been published and is available at this link


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