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Places of Resistance: Simulation and Dissimulation in Modern Italian Provincial Literature

Time: April 4, 2017, 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Location: Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Simulation and dissimulation are two rhetorical practices that – despite the more common negative acceptation – hold also positive traits. In "Places of Resistance...," Mauro Novelli (University of Milan, Italy) explores how characters who inhabited the peripheral places of the Italian province during the Fascist years were able to fight the oppressive political regime thanks to dissimulation of their intents.

Principal Organizer: Stefano Giannini, Languages, Literature & Linguistics