African Studies, Austrian Studies, British Studies, Caribbean Studies, critical race studies, Critical Theory, Cultural History, European Studies, French studies, German Literature and Culture, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Irish Studies, Italian Studies, New series

Series launch: Imagining Black Europe @TheGSA

Peter Lang is pleased to announce the launch of the new book series Imagining Black Europe Edited by Tiffany N. Florvil and Vanessa D. Plumly This series seeks to publish critical and nuanced scholarship in the field of Black European Studies. Moving beyond and building on the Black Atlantic approach, books in this series will… Continue reading Series launch: Imagining Black Europe @TheGSA

Cultural History, Cultural Studies, French studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, Literary Studies

Invitation for proposals: Cultural History and Literary Imagination book series

New proposals are welcome for the book series Cultural History and Literary Imagination Series Editors: Christian J. Emden (Rice University) and David Midgley (University of Cambridge) This series promotes critical inquiry into the relationship between the literary imagination and its cultural, intellectual or political contexts. The series encourages the investigation of the role of the… Continue reading Invitation for proposals: Cultural History and Literary Imagination book series

African Studies, Book launch, Italian Studies, migration studies

Photos from the launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First-Century Italy and Beyond, edited by Claudia Gualtieri, was launched on Friday 25 January at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Volume editor Claudia Gualtieri (University of Milan) was joined by Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford) and Maeve Moynihan and Lena Hart… Continue reading Photos from the launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

African Studies, Book launch, critical race studies, Italian Studies, migration studies

Book launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First-Century Italy and Beyond, edited by Claudia Gualtieri, will be launched on Friday 25 January at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First Century Italy and Beyond is a new publication in the TORCH Race and Resistance Programme's… Continue reading Book launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

Italian Studies

Era mio padre published

Italian political terrorism of the 1970s has produced in its aftermath a rich body of memorial writing, created not only by victims or perpetrators but also by the secondary victims of violence, often children of the dead, who many years after their loss ask why their parents or relatives were chosen as targets, what it… Continue reading Era mio padre published

Film Studies, Italian Studies, Women's Studies

Danielle Hipkins speaking about Italy’s Other Women at Cinema Trevi in Rome

  Danielle Hipkins will be speaking about her book Italy's Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Italian Cinema, 1945-1960 on Tuesday 24 April at Cinema Trevi in Rome. The event forms part of a special exhibition entitled Donne proibite, organized by Emiliano Morreale in collaboration with Italy's national film archive, the Cineteca Nazionale. It will also… Continue reading Danielle Hipkins speaking about Italy’s Other Women at Cinema Trevi in Rome

Italian Studies

Italia lunare published

L’Italia degli anni Sessanta non è solo il paese del miracolo economico, delle migrazioni interne e dei conflitti sociali: è anche un paese che scopre (o riscopre) il proprio volto perturbante e lunare, attraverso un vero e proprio boom dell’occulto che investe ogni settore dell’industria culturale. A partire dal 1959 – quando il Dracula della… Continue reading Italia lunare published

Italian Studies

Dante’s «Convivio» published

Dante’s unfinished work, the Convivio, his first book written in exile, is often overlooked. This volume, instead of promoting the idea that Dante’s career evolved continuously from the youthful Vita nova through to the Commedia, takes the Convivio as Dante’s first attempt to reassemble and reshape the remains of his Florentine past — from his… Continue reading Dante’s «Convivio» published

Art, Art History, Book launch, Italian Studies

Book launch: Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art

Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art, edited by Pierpaolo Antonello, Matilde Nardelli and Margherita Zanoletti, will be launched at 6pm on Wednesday 21 February at the Museo del Novecento in Milan. Speakers will include the architect Mario Piazza, the designer and curator Federica Sala and Francesco Tedeschi, an art historian from Milan's Università Cattolica del… Continue reading Book launch: Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art

Italian Studies, Women's Studies, Young Scholars Competition

Photos from the book launch: Writing for Freedom

Alberica Bazzoni's Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza's Narrative was launched on Monday 5 February at Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. Jennifer Burns (University of Warwick) moderated a fascinating discussion on contemporary Italian women's writing with Alberica and Ursula Fanning (University College Dublin). A wine… Continue reading Photos from the book launch: Writing for Freedom