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Upcoming Event: Gramsci at the Movies, Tuesday October 9th


FB 407, Tuesday, October 9 @ 2pm-4pm

Featuring presentations by:

Yuri Brunello (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brasil): “A Gramscian Actress Against Capital: Emma Gramatica”

Nicole Gounalis (Stanford University): “Gramsci and the Aesthetics of Film: Political Debates Post-World War II”


Yuri Brunello teaches at the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Italian Studies and Comparative Literature aa part of the PPGLetras (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras/Universidade Federal do Ceará). His current areas of research include Dante, Latin American literature, and Modernism. He is the author of a book entitled Nelson Rodrigues pirandelliano (2016). He wrote entries in Dizionario gramsciano 1926 – 1937, edited by Guido Liguori and Pasquale Voza (Rome: Carocci, 2009). Brunello published on Baroque culture, Pirandello, and Antonio Gramsci’s writings.

Nicole Gounalis holds a Ph.D. in Italian Literature and Culture from Stanford University. Her research interests include literary criticism and aesthetics in the thought of Antonio Gramsci, Italian avant-garde movements in literary and visual culture from Futurism to the present, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. She has published articles in Pirandello Studies and Italian Studies.

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