The Future of Italian Diaspora Studies

Sep 19, 2019 261

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: A lecture by Professor Margherita Ganeri, Università della Calabria

Starting with a definition, and a brief outline of the current position of Italian American Studies within the Italian Diaspora Studies, this talk hypothesizes the birth of a new phase of these studies, due to their growing recognition. Although still under development, this new phase seems to bear with it a new bi-cultural and transnational perspective, which promises to be very fruitful, both for Italy and for the United States. The current scenario shows the need for an enlargement of Italian American Studies into a global historiography of the Italian Diaspora.

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