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Crossing The Atlantic: Emilio Pettoruti's Italian Immersion, Lauren A. Kaplan 2015 CUNY Graduate Center

Crossing The Atlantic: Emilio Pettoruti's Italian Immersion, Lauren A. Kaplan

Artl@s Bulletin

The painter Emilio Pettoruti (1892-1971) was born to Italian parents in the Argentine province of La Plata. In 1913, he sailed to Florence for artistic training and remained in Europe for eleven years. This article focuses on this formative stint, during which Pettoruti studied Quattrocento masters, conferred with Italian Futurists, and met French Cubists. Ultimately, the painter became a paragon of civiltá italiana, a cosmopolitan culture born in Italy but meant for global dissemination. Upon returning to Buenos Aires in 1924, he exposing the Argentine public to this culture, strengthening the already robust bond between the two countries.


Facsimile Of Ljs 479, Moral Miscellany, Dot Porter 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Facsimile Of Ljs 479, Moral Miscellany, Dot Porter

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS): EBooks

No abstract provided.


Documenting The (Un)Documented: Diasporic Ecuadorian Narratives In Southern/Mediterranean Europe, Esther A. Cuesta 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Documenting The (Un)Documented: Diasporic Ecuadorian Narratives In Southern/Mediterranean Europe, Esther A. Cuesta

Doctoral Dissertations

For several decades, Ecuadorian, U.S. American, and European social scientists have studied Ecuadorian migration to the European Union. Yet little academic research has been devoted to the comparative study of literary and filmic representations of diasporic Ecuadorians. This disparity between social science and literary studies research is especially evident in scholarship published in English, a gap this dissertation proposes to fill.

I investigate the discourses, cultural production, representations, and self-representations of diasporic Ecuadorians in Southern/Mediterranean Europe, specifically in Spain and Italy, where the largest diasporic communities of Ecuadorians in the European Union reside. I focus on a selection ...


Storytelling In Bronze: The Doors Of The Baptistery Of San Giovanni As Emblems Of Florence's Roman History And Artistic Progression, Erin M. Gregory 2014 College of William and Mary

Storytelling In Bronze: The Doors Of The Baptistery Of San Giovanni As Emblems Of Florence's Roman History And Artistic Progression, Erin M. Gregory

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The three bronze doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni stand as public expressions of Florence’s imperial history, economic stability, and artistic advances. These commissions can only be understood in their physical context within the Baptistery, the city’s most revered monument. The Baptistery testifies to Florence’s imperial Roman and early Christian history, and it serves vital religious and civic functions within the commune. Each bronze door guards the liminal space between the city’s public sphere and the sacred interior where the baptismal ritual is performed. The bronze medium and the narrative style of the doors further ...


Subalternity In And Out Of Time, In And Out Of History, Sonita Sarker 2013 Macalester College

Subalternity In And Out Of Time, In And Out Of History, Sonita Sarker

Sonita Sarker

No abstract provided.


A Position Embedded In Identity: Subalternity In Neoliberal Globalization, Sonita Sarker 2013 Macalester College

A Position Embedded In Identity: Subalternity In Neoliberal Globalization, Sonita Sarker

Sonita Sarker

No abstract provided.


Intersections In Immanence: Spinoza, Deleuze, Negri, Abigail Lowe 2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Intersections In Immanence: Spinoza, Deleuze, Negri, Abigail Lowe

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

The connection between French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and Italian political theorist Antonio Negri has drawn attention in academic publications over the last decade. For both thinkers, the philosophical concept of immanence is central to how both respectively conceptualize the world. However, in order to consider their work with regard to a metaphysical grounding, one may benefit from turning to each thinker’s engagement with Jewish Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza whose immanent ontology, or monism, was indeed his Ethics. This essay concentrates on drawing out an ontological distinction between the philosophical projects of Deleuze and Negri by way of a close ...


Pietro Bembo’S Bias: Patronage, History, And The Italic Wars, Zachary M. Lizee 2013 East Tennessee State University

Pietro Bembo’S Bias: Patronage, History, And The Italic Wars, Zachary M. Lizee

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

During the Italic Wars, the Italian peninsula experienced foreign invasions and internal discord between rivaling duchies and city-states. Florence and Venice both faced internal and external discord due to the constant wars and political in fighting. Venetian Pietro Bembo wrote historical accounts of this period during the Renaissance. His contemporaries, Marino Sanudo, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Francesco Guicciardini, also wrote historical accounts of this time. My research spotlights Bembo’s history of the Venetian Republic. This history was written in a supposedly objective fashion, yet, scholarship shows that historical writing from this time contained bias. I focused on Bembo because there ...


Apulia: Undiscovered Italy, Richard Griscom 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Apulia: Undiscovered Italy, Richard Griscom

Alumni Travel Reading Lists

Suggested readings for the Penn Alumni Travel event in Apulia. See the Library Guide for this bibliography here.


On Translating Burns: A Heavenly Paradise And Two Versions Of "A Red, Red, Rose", Marco Fazzini 2012 Università Ca' Foscari, Venice

On Translating Burns: A Heavenly Paradise And Two Versions Of "A Red, Red, Rose", Marco Fazzini

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses, and prints, two different verse-translations from Scots into Italian of Robert Burns's well-known song "O, My Luve is Like a Red, Red, Rose," with brief comment on earlier Italian Burns translations. .


Vincenzo Has Died, Michael C. Vocino 2012 University of Rhode Island

Vincenzo Has Died, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Short story of life and a death in a Southern Italian town.


Italianization Of Emigration To Canada: Or, What Is The Role Of The Italies Outside Of Italy?, Eveljn Ferraro 2011 Santa Clara Univeristy

Italianization Of Emigration To Canada: Or, What Is The Role Of The Italies Outside Of Italy?, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In Migrancy, Culture, Identity Iain Chambers observes that present-day critical thought frequently adopts metaphors of movement, migration, maps, travel, and sometimes tourism to describe and explain the encounter with people and cultures that the European rationale is no longer able to domesticate in an era of increasing globalization. Chambers himself uses the metaphor of journey to represent this encounter and, taking on Said' s reflections on exile and his idea that homes are always provisional, 1 he states that the questions we meet en route displace our terms of reference, which are the certainty of the point of departure and ...


A Postcard From The Library: A Study Of Perceptions Of Italy And Foreigners Abroad Through Time, Kathlyn Valianti Collins 2010 Syracuse University

A Postcard From The Library: A Study Of Perceptions Of Italy And Foreigners Abroad Through Time, Kathlyn Valianti Collins

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

A representative selection of European and American literature reveals a culturally constructed function ofItalyas the place of revelation for foreign visitors. This literary construction, founded in a long history of travel from pilgrimage to mass tourism, contextualizes the experience of American students such as myself when we live and study in Italy whether we realize it or not.


Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro 2010 Santa Clara Univeristy

Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In Il pensiero meridiano, sociologist Franco Cassano claims that the cultural autonomy of the South hinges upon a radical redefinition of the relationship between South and North. Dominant representations of the South as a “not-yet North”1 (Cassano viii), always imperfectly mimicking a more advanced North, found themselves on the idea of a linear transition from backwardness to development where the differences are often reduced to a matter of time. If Gramsci, in The Southern Question, deconstructed the Italian North/South binarism by suggesting potential alliances among non-dominant groups (namely, Northern workers and Southern peasants), Cassano proposes a spatial rethinking ...


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