The Etymologies of Identity: reflections on the Italian American language in Margherita Sarfatti's America. Ricerca della felicità

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Wednesday December 4. 12:15 pm. Queens College, Rosenthal Library. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY. Sponsored by ARIA and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Admission: free. Contact: Alexandra de Luise 718-997-3748 

Professor Lucchi, Substitute Lecturer in the Department of European Languages Italian Program, will discuss Margherita Sarfatti's 1937 travelogue, America. Ricerca della felicità. In particular, he will illustrate how Sarfatti, a major Italian intellectual and, at one point, Mussolini's lover-considered the Italian American linguistic identity as an antidote to ideas of racial purity. 

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