Democracy and Defeat: Morante, Moravia, and Malaparte in Capri, 1946
ELTS Graduate Student Speaker Series
Thursday, April 20, 20235:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific Time)
The UCLA Department of European Languages & Transcultural Studies (ELTS) in co-sponsorship with the Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS) invite you to the first ELTS Graduate Student Speaker lecture by Franco Baldasso titled Democracy and Defeat: Morante, Moravia, and Malaparte in Capri, 1946. The event will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 5:00pm in Royce 236.
Franco Baldasso is Assistant Professor of Italian and Director of the Italian Program at Bard College and co-Director of the Summer School "The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism" at Sapienza University in Rome. His work focuses on the complex relations between Fascism and Modernism, the legacy and memory of political violence in Italy, and the idea of the Mediterranean in modern aesthetics. Baldasso's last book, Against Redemption: Democracy, Memory, and Literature in Post-Fascist Italy was published in 2022 by Fordham University Press.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies