New in the collection: e-books

subversions of the american centuryGary P. Cestaro (ed), Queer Italia: same-sex desire in Italian literature and film, Palgrave MacMillan 2004.

Adam Lifshey, The Magellan fallacy: globalization and the emergence of Asian and African literature in Spanish, University of Michigan Press 2012.

Adam Lifshey, Subversions of the American century: Filipino literature in Spanish and the transpacific transformation of the United States, University of Michigan Press 2016.

Bernard Mulo Farenka (ed), Im/politesse et rituels interactionnels en contextes plurilingues et multiculturels: situations, stratégies, enjeux, Peter Lang 2016

calvinos-combinational-creativityMarco Paoli, Giorgio Scerbanenco: urban space, violence and gender identity in post-war Italian crime fiction, Peter Lang 2016

Robin Pickering-Iazzi (ed), Mafia and outlaw stories from Italian life and literature, University of Toronto press 2007.

Robin Pickering-Iazzi (ed), The Mafia in Italian lives and literature: life sentences and their geographies, University of Toronto press 2015.

Elisabeth Scheiber (ed), Calvino’s combinational creativity, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015.

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Giovanni Contini on the Italian Resistance – Lectures in Amsterdam

Giovanni ContiniAfter graduating from the University of Florence, Giovanni Contini Bonacossi has been research fellow at the King’s College Research Center (Cambridge) and the University of California (Los Angeles), Professor of Contemporary History at the Università di Roma, La Sapienza, and Director of the Audiovisual Archives at the Soprintendenza Archivistica della Toscana. He is currently the President of the AISO Associazione Italiana di Storia Orale.

Prof. Contini is ACCESS EUROPE Visiting Scholar from 9 April through 9 May, 2016. ACCESS EUROPE (Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies), «a cooperation of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) […] is a platform for research, education and public debate about Europe, the European Union and its member states». The UvA faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Law, Humanities and Economics participate in the platform.

Next to a PhD masterclass to be held at the Huizinga Institute, prof. Contini will be giving the following two lectures:

Partisans, peasants, fascists (1943-1945): Memories of the Italian Civil War (Thursday 21 April 2016, 16-17:00 at the UvA P.C. Hoofthuis, room 3.01, Spuistraat 134): illustrating the use of oral history methods, the lecture «will analyze the memories of the Italian civil war […] describing how the actual experience of the war’s protagonists [namely peasants] differed from what has been told in the Fascist and anti-Fascist rhetoric».

Controversies in resistance (Friday 22 April 2016, 15-17:00 at the NIOD Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Herengracht 380), will again address the use of oral history and how this helped showing «that the often trumpeted unanimity of Resistance groups is in large part an embellishment of the past. A case in point is the divergent stance taken by some groups with regard to the use of terrorist attacks in German-controlled cities». NIOD-researcher and co-speaker Bas von Benda-Beckmann «will connect Contini’s reflections to broader concerns in the study of Second World War resistance to German occupation».

For more (practical) information, please visit ACCESS EUROPE’s website (where both Contini’s photo and the quotes above comes from).

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Marcel Proust Vereniging op Facebook

De Marcel Proust Vereniging is sinds kort op Facebook: surf naar https://www.facebook.com/marcelproustvereniging. De website van de vereniging blijft ook bestaan, zie http://www.marcelproust.nl/.

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Geen Romaanse talen, wél bibliotheek P.C. Hoofthuis: IHLIA LGBT Heritage tentoonstelling

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IHLIA LGBT Heritage (voorheen Internationaal Homo/Lesbisch Informatiecentrum en archief) is dé LGBT-erfgoedorganisatie van Nederland. De steeds groeiende IHLIA collecties, nu bijna veertig jaar oud, illustreren de geschiedenis, het dagelijks leven en de cultuur van de LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) gemeenschap met een verscheidenheid aan documenten – zowel gedrukt (boeken, periodieken, rapporten, scripties) als audiovisueel (documentaires, films) – die van IHLIA LGBT Heritage een informatiecentrum van het grootste belang maken voor Gender- en LGBT-studies wereldwijd.

In 1978, de geboorte van het Dokumentatiecentrum Homostudies (‘Homodok’ in de volksmond) – dat later IHLIA zou worden – was nauw verbonden met de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Om deze langdurige relatie te vieren, en om de wetenschappelijke relevantie van de IHLIA collecties onder de aandacht te brengen van UvA-medewerkers en –studenten, wordt een kleine selectie uit IHLIA LGBT Heritage nu tentoongesteld in de UvA-Bibliotheek P.C. Hoofthuis: boeken die verwijzen naar Whisper their Love: Vintage Lesbian Pulp Covers (expositie nu te zien op het IHLIA-plein in de Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, 6e verdieping) en diverse werken, die de variatie en betekenis van de IHLIA collecties illustreren. 17 maart t/m 1 mei 2016.

Locatie en openingstijden UvA-Bibliotheek P.C. Hoofthuis: hier.

Meer over IHLIA, haar geschiedenis en collecties: hier.

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Resistance, terrorism and Italian culture

242_Copertina_Perolino_frontcooke legacyProf. Philip Cooke (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) and prof. Ugo Perolino (Università “G. D’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara) will be lecturing at the University of Amsterdam on friday, april 1st (9.30-13.00, Bungehuis room 337), during the closing seminar of present year MasterLanguage course Narrazioni e memorie di un’Italia divisa.

Moving from Il sol dell’avvenire (a 2008 documentary on former members of the Italian left-wing terrorist group ‘Brigate Rosse’), Philip Cooke will address the relationships between memories of the Italian Resistance during World War II and the Brigate Rosse’s ideology.

Cooke’s The legacy of the Italian Resistance (Palgrave McMillan 2011, Italian translation Viella 2015), and the forthcoming Il caso Moro. Memorie e narrazioni (Transeuropa 2016), edited by Ugo Perolino, will be presented on the same day, April 1st, at the Istituto italiano di cultura in Amsterdam (19.30-22.00): click here for more information and reservation.

Cooke’s book is already available at the UvA-Library (both print and digital edition); Perolino‘s will be available soon. Several other books on the Italian Resistance and terrorism have also been lately added to the UvA-Library collection: these includes, among the first-hand accounts, such classics as Ada Gobetti’s Diario partigiano (earlier mentioned on this blog), Nuto Revelli’s La guerra dei poveri and Dante Livio Bianco’s Guerra partigiana. Terrorism (fictionalized) – and controversial – diaries include Mario Moretti’s Brigate rosse: una storia italiana and Barbara Balzerani’s Compagna luna.

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Bijeenkomst Marcel Proust Vereniging

J_E_Blanche_Marcel_ProustOp zaterdag 2 april 2016 (locatie Universiteitsbibliotheek, Potgieterzaal; voor de volledige programma kijk hier) vindt de volgende bijeenkomst plaats van de Marcel Proust Vereniging. Na de jaarlijkse algemene ledenvergadering en de pauze zullen UvA hemeritus hoogleraar informatierecht Egbert Dommering en UvA docent taalverwerving Frans Freek Bakker hun favoriete passages uit de Recherche presenteren.

Het favoriete Proustfragment van Freek Bakker wisselt (ongeveer per decennium), en daarom komt de tekst voor de presentatie niet uit A la recherche du temps perdu, maar uit Les plaisirs et les jours, het eerste boek dat Proust publiceerde, in 1896 (Jean Santeuil, précédé de Les plaisirs et les jours, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade Gallimard, 1971, p. 97-103).

Egbert Dommering zal ingaan op enkele telefoonscènes in de Recherche (Le côté de Guermantes I, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade Gallimard, 2e ed, p. 132 e.v.) én in de Marie-cyclus van Jean-Philippe Toussaint (Fuir, Les Éditions de Minuit, 2009, p. 46-58).

Les plaisirs et les jours, Le côté de Guermantes I (verschillende edities, o.a. uit 1987 en 1978-79) en Fuir zijn alle drie beschikbaar bij de UvA-bibliotheek.

Het portret van Marcel Proust, door Jacques-Emile Blanche, hoort tot de collecties van het Musée d’Orsay (bron foto: wikipedia).

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New in the collection: e-books

Bloody ItalyAnya Ahmed, Retiring to Spain: women’s narratives of nostalgia, belonging and community, Policy Press 2015.

Carlos Alvar (ed), Estudios de literatura medieval en la Península Ibérica, Centro Internacional de Investigación de la Lengua Española, 2015.

Eleanor Andrews, Place, setting, perspective: narrative space in the films of Nanni Moretti, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2014.

Milly Buonanno, Italian TV drama and beyond: stories from the soil, stories from the sea, Intellect 2014.

Charles Burdett, Italy, Islam, and the Islamic world: representations and reflections, from 9/11 to the Arab uprisings, Peter Lang 2015.

Roberto Curti, Italian crime filmography, 1968-1980, McFarland & Company 2014.

Christine Duff & Claudia Labrosse, Corps écrit, corps écrivant: le corps féminin dans les littératures francophones des Amériques, Peter Lang 2015.

Donatella Maraschin, Pasolini: cinema e antropologia, Peter Lang 2014.

Filippa Modesto, Dante’s idea of friendship: the transformation of a classical concept, University of Toronto Press 2015.
Vivre ensemble
Antonio Morena, Mussolini’s Decennale: aura and mythmaking in Fascist Italy, University of Toronto Press 2015.

Ellen Nerenberg, Murder made in Italy: homicide, media, and contemporary Italian culture, Indiana University Press 2012.

Emiliano Perra, Conflicts of memory: the reception of Holocaust films and TV programmes in Italy, 1945 to the present, Peter Lang 2010.

Patricia Prandini Buckler (ed), Bloody Italy: essays on crime writing in Italian settings, McFarland & Company 2014.

Catherine O’Rawe, Stars and masculinities in contemporary Italian cinema, Palgrave McMillan 2014.

Dana Renga, Unfinished business: screening the Italian Mafia in the new millennium, University of Toronto Press 2013.

Mario Rossi, Il nome proprio delle cose: oggetti narranti in opere di scrittrici postcoloniali italiane, Peter Lang 2015.

Hélène Sicard-Cowan, Vivre ensemble: éthique de l’imitation dans la littérature et le cinéma de l’immigration en France (1986–2005), Peter Lang 2015.
Poética de la poesía
Pilar Molina Taracena, La poética de la poesía de la guerra civil española : diversidad en la unidad, Peter Lang 2015.

Alicia Yllera & Julián Muela Ezqzerra, Plurilinguisme dans la littérature française, Peter Lang 2015.

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