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Author: Piero Garofalo

restoration process and transfer to DVD of one of the last major Italian cinematic productions to be released before the advent of talkies. Fascist Period Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema , Bloomington, Indiana  U.P. , 2015, xxiv + 393 pp., illuminates both Fascism’s colonial enterprise and

In: The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies
Author: Nicola Lucchi

The year 2016 saw the publication of several books and articles dedicated to pre- WWII Italian cinema, with scholars paying attention to the workings of Istituto Luce and the ways in which Fascism capitalized upon popular filmic genres. The ongoing centenary of World War  I has also offered more

In: The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies

Italian Literary Culture under Fascism , Ariccia, Aracne, 564 pp., explores the importance and contradictions of the ‘American Myth’ during Fascism for writers, politicians, journalists and film directors; Paola Culicelli, Mal d’America: scrittrici italiane dell’emigrazione , Florence, Le lettere, 176 pp

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Author: Jenna Coughlin

-Twentieth Centuries Dean Krouk, Fascism & Modernist Literature , Seattle, Washington  U.P. , viii + 176 pp., examines the authorships of Knut Hamsun, Åsmund Sveen, and Rolf Jacobsen, contrasting them with the anti-fascist Sigurd Hoel, in order to explain fascism’s appeal to and influence on Norwegian modernists

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key events and eras such as the Holocaust, Fascism, and the anni di piombo . Lastly, JICMS , 5 was a special issue on Italian Horror, thus prompting a number of scholarly articles that go beyond the recapitulative approach that sometimes characterizes book publications dedicated to the genre

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Author: Anna Vives

Italy in the context of Modernist Studies has often been related to the forces of religion, patriarchy and fascism, which F. - M . and T. consider as the seeds for a ‘much richer picture of modernist and avant-garde production’ (ix–xi). Nicolás Fernández-Medina, ‘A Return to the Body: On Fetishism

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contemporary authors and directors to see how they chose to represent this in their works. Of particular interest is the second chapter, a theoretical analysis of Italian postmodernism. Angelo Castagnino, Investigating Fascism: Crime, Mystery, and the Fascist Ventennio in the Historical Novel , New York, Lang

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Social Democratic Party, 1977–1983’ (290–314). Andreas Agocs, Antifascist Humanism and the Politics of Cultural Renewal in Germany , CUP , 216 pp., explores anti-fascism predominantly as a cultural movement. ‘Contesting Other Germanies’ considers, following the analysis up until 1945, first the

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informal negotiations’, for example with museum curators, artists and organisers of events. Initially, Olsen explains, the SED ’s goal was to show that anti-fascism was a key factor in its approach; the renovation of the Socialists’ Cemetery in East Berlin was one of the first steps taken to showcase this

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, ‘Two Unknown Poems by Giovanni Mazza (1877–1943)’, HL , 65:427–437, presents two recently discovered Neo-Latin poems by the Neapolitan teacher G. Mazza. Hans Lamers and Bettina Reits-Joosse, The Codex Fori Mussolini: A Latin Text of Italian Fascism , London, Bloomsbury, x + 139 pp., explores the

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