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Archipelagos of Empire: Lampedusa and the Frontiers of Italy and Fortress Europe

Archipelagos of Empire: Lampedusa and the Frontiers of Italy and Fortress Europe
75 Queen's Park Crescent, Emmanuel College Room 119
Time: Mar 6th, 4:00 pm End: Mar 6th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Diaspora/Transnational, Comparative Literature (FAS), 1900-1950
Lecture by Stephanie Malia Hom, University of Oklahoma

The Northrop Frye Centre is pleased to present:

Stephanie Malia Hom, Presidential Professor of Italian, University of Oklahoma

Archipelagos of Empire: Lampedusa and the Frontiers of Italy and Fortress Europe

This talk considers how mobility forges an unsettling connection between Italy's neglected colonial past in Libyan (1911-1943) and the politics of the present. It attends to the ways that mobility was and is a crucial technique for negotiating the divisions between the production of exclusionary spaces and the legislative and subjective limits of citizenship, on one hand, and on the other, the de-territorialized movements toward social inclusion in contemporary Italy.

Professor Malia Hom is currently the Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, while on sabbatical from her position as Presidential Professor of Italian at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of The Beautiful Country: Tourism & the Impossible State of Destination Italy (U of Toronto Press, 2015) and co-editor with Ruth Ben-Ghiat of Italian Mobilities (Routledge, under contract, 2015). She is currently at work on her second book manuscript, The Empire Between: Mobility, Colonialism, and Space in Italy and Libya, which, in addition to support from the Stanford Humanities Center, has been awarded the 2014-2014 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the ACLS and the 2012-2013 Lauro De Bosis Fellowship in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by:

  • The Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies
  • The Department of Italian Studies
  • Victoria College in the University of Toronto

This event is free and open to all, but an RSVP is requested.  To RSVP, please click HERE.  For further information, please contact the Northrop Frye Centre at (416) 585-4521 x3100.

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