New Issue of Carte Italiane is now available!

December 5, 2011

"In consideration of Italy’s long history of politically engaged and committed artists, we are pleased to present Volume Seven of Carte Italiane featuring work presented at the UCLA Italian Graduate Student Association’s (IGSA) 2010 conference, Forbidden Ideas: Controversial Modes of Engagement in the Italian Intellectual Tradition held in Royce Hall, October 29-30, in honor of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Galileo Galilei’s most influential work, the Sidereus Nuncius (1610). Although the groundbreaking ideas presented in this short treatise forever changed the perception of the universe in the intellectual and scientific world, Galileo was accused of heresy and faced torture and the Inquisition for the subversive potential of his words. In the spirit of Galilei’s struggle, this issue of Carte Italiane analyzes controversial relationships between intellectuals and power structures throughout Italian history. The authors of this volume consider controversial engagé figures and intellectuals in Italy from the sixteenth century to the present day, including Giordano Bruno, Ferrante Pallavicino, and Antonio Gramsci as well as other, less-known figures who have occupied an important role in bringing to light Italian social and political issues."

Cindy Stanphill ("Introduction," Carte Italiane, Series 2, Volume 7)

Carte Italiane Series 2, Volume 7 is now available online for free through UC's eScholarship platform. A print version can be purchased from UC Press.


Cindy Stanphill

Excess and Antagonism in Giordano Bruno’s Il candelaio
Heather Sottong

‘Una relazione delle mie calamitati:’ La Lettera dalla
di Ferrante Pallavicino (1641)

Roberto Risso

Il teatro come denuncia e strumento di espressione del popolo: I Dialoghi di Ruzzante e Morte accidentale
di un anarchico
di Dario Fo

Camilla Zamboni

Ruolo dell’intellettuale e ‘guerra di posizione:’ da Gramsci a Carlo Giuliani, ragazzo
Mauro Sassi

Gramsci’s Presence in China
Xin Liu

Bologna and the Trauma of March 1977: the Intellettuali Contro and Their Resistance to the Local Communist Party
Andrea Hajek

Liliana Cavani’s La pelle: Debunking the Fake Promises of Postmodern Sexual Emancipation and the
Silencing Effect of Cultural Oblivion

Alessandro Giardino

Note Biografiche

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