Diversity in Italian Studies (Paperback)
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Contributing authors: Sole Anatrone, Nicolino Applauso, Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, Rosetta Giuliani Caponetto, Mary Ann McDonald Carolan, John Champagne, Mark Chu, Shelleen Greene, Kristi Grimes, Julia Heim, Akash Kumar, Kenyse Lyons, Vetri Nathan, Deborah Parker, Deanna Shemek, Alessia Valfredini, Gaoheng Zhang.
This volume of essays embodies the genesis of change in Italian studies. In essays theoretical and practical, scholars set out to draw the contours of a new interactive and responsive map. Looking with fresh eyes and scholarly thoroughness at decades-old learning systems, they identify problems and challenge assumptions that undergird these systems' limitations and legacies. Fundamental new approaches, including those emerging from the experiences of Black and other non-White students and professors as well as of LGBTQIA+ scholars and others, are brought to bear in this frank re-evaluation. Facing the task of effecting the radical changes necessary for creative development, these scholars look hopefully and with determination toward the future of Italian studies.