The current transnational and diasporic trend in “outward” Italian studies challenges the conventional wisdom of an Italo-centric curriculum and opens up new perspectives in a variety of ways, while positing a more complex cultural scenario, in the light of contemporary massive migrations affecting Italy and Europe. The contribution tries to test some of these questions, taking its cue from a number of literary and historiographical sources, advocating for a wider approach to a cultural study of things Italian, and for a more nuanced and unprejudiced adoption of academic labels and categories.

In and Out of the Cocoon : Reflections of a Literary Scholar on a Bootless Italy / M. Marazzi. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Italian, American, or Italian-American? : How to Cross the Hyphen between Italian and American Studies in the Context of the Italian Diaspora tenutosi a Los Angeles nel 2019.

In and Out of the Cocoon : Reflections of a Literary Scholar on a Bootless Italy

M. Marazzi
2019-04-12

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The current transnational and diasporic trend in “outward” Italian studies challenges the conventional wisdom of an Italo-centric curriculum and opens up new perspectives in a variety of ways, while positing a more complex cultural scenario, in the light of contemporary massive migrations affecting Italy and Europe. The contribution tries to test some of these questions, taking its cue from a number of literary and historiographical sources, advocating for a wider approach to a cultural study of things Italian, and for a more nuanced and unprejudiced adoption of academic labels and categories.
Settore L-FIL-LET/10 - Letteratura Italiana
Settore L-FIL-LET/11 - Letteratura Italiana Contemporanea
Settore L-FIL-LET/14 - Critica Letteraria e Letterature Comparate
The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
California State University at Long Beach
In and Out of the Cocoon : Reflections of a Literary Scholar on a Bootless Italy / M. Marazzi. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Italian, American, or Italian-American? : How to Cross the Hyphen between Italian and American Studies in the Context of the Italian Diaspora tenutosi a Los Angeles nel 2019.
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