Italian History conference in New York focuses on Fascism

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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