112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Italian III

Session Chair: 
Marguerite Waller, University of California, Riverside
Time: 
Session 8: Saturday 3:30-5:00pm
Location: 
RCC Meeting Room 5
Topic Area: 

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Federico Pacchioni, Chapman University
    The paper aims to explain the function of the idea of the puppet in early Twentieth century Italian literature through the case study of Massimo Bontempelli's (1878-1960) work.
  2. Tatiana Zavodny, University of California, San Diego
    I analyze Italian magazines, newspapers and fumetti during the 1930s to argue that the fascist regime employed a colonial rhetoric to discriminate against Jewish citizens. Incorporating critical race theory and Kristevan semiotic theory, I illustrate how these mediums highlighted perceived biological differences to mark the Jewish race as subaltern, thus creating an imagined Jewish identity as the abject of Italian society. 
  3. Enrico Vettore, California State University, Long Beach
    Nel mio saggio analizzo la base filosofico-letteraria del concetto di giustizia in Leonardo Sciascia attraverso la presenza, nella narrativa sciasciana, della filosofia di  Arthur Schopenhuaer e del  buddismo. Queste filosofie negano la presenza di un’identità personale, e ciò crea una problematica concezione della giustizia, giacché criminale e vittima si confondono.  La paradossale conclusione che la punizione sia inutile è il centro della mia investigazione.
  4. Loredana Di Martino, University of San Diego
    This presentation will examine Antonio Scurati’s theory about the importance of literature in the age of inexperience as a mechanism to combat derealization and ethical disengagement, and foster survival. 
Session Cancelled: 
No