Italian American Pulp Fiction as Diasporic Archive Between San Diego and Italy

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When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - Where:  Belanich Engineering Center (Loma Hall), 302 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

In this presentation Dr. Clò will discuss The Invisible Glass, a novel written by San Diego native Lawrence Madalena under the pseudonym of Loren Wahl that is set in Italy, at the end of WWII. As in his better-known local novel, Confetti for Gino, Madalena, weaves issues of race, gender, sexuality and nationality through the narrative. His channeling of many taboo themes through a popular genre like pulp fiction offers an unexpected archive, both alternative and transnational, where to look for controversial aspects seldom associated with Italians either in Italy or the US.

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