113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Italian II

Session Chair: 
Loredana Di Martino, University of San Diego
Session 7: Saturday 10:20-11:50am
Salon II (ET)
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  1. Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan, Miami University, Ohio
    This presentation looks at Revelli’s and Cervi’s testimonies to consider the role of peasants within the Italian postwar history and territory. These testimonies are read, in Gramscian terms, as voices that express social and cultural awareness within the economic and political changes of Italy during the seventies.
  2. Edward Tuttle, University of California - Los Angeles
    In our epoch of intensifying cultural contact and transfer, a backward glance at the loves and hates that have attended Anglo-Italian and Franco-Italian language relations across the past five centuries may be seasonable.  The dynamics of “language ideology” would seem a recurrent model to judge by the historical record.
  3. Luisa Del Giudice, Independent Scholar
    This paper explores the multiple resonances of the National Historic Landmark built by visionary Italian immigrant laborer, Sabato Rodia, within local and global migrations, contested social and urban spaces, the relationship between art and economic development, and its forthcoming UNESCO candidacy as World Heritage.
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