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“Auschwitz-Italy”, Lecture by Robert Gordon in Venice, January 26, 2012

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    The talk "Auschwitz - Italy", which is further developed in the upcoming volume The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944-2010, is a fragment of the cultural history of the memory of the Shoah in Italy that Gordon has reconstructed from the period immediately following the war to modern times, following the evolution of literary accounts and of the public discourse.
    Moderated by Simon Levis Sullam.


    Robert Gordon is a Reader in Modern Italian Culture at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Head of the Department of Italian. He specializes in 20th-century Italian literature, cinema and cultural history and is widely published on the films of Pasolini and censorship during fascism. He is also considered an expert on Primo Levi and has published several books including Primo Levi’s Ordinary Virtues: from Testimonies to Ethics (Oxford University Press 2001; tr. it. Pimo Levi: le virtù dell’uomo normale, Carocci 2003), Sfacciata sfortuna: la Shoah e il caso (Einaudi 2010) and edited Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi (Cambridge University Press 2007). His book, The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944-2010 will be published in the spring of 2012 by Standford University Press.
    Robert Gordon presented the first Primo Levi Lecture, in November 2009.

     

    Auschwitz – Italy
    Lectio magistralis by Robert Gordon (University of Cambridge)
    January 26, 2012, 5:00 pm
    Auditorium Santa Margherita
    Ca’ Foscari University, Venice
     

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