Enrico Cesaretti, University of Virginia
Reading Environmental Entanglements in Modern Italy
(2020, Penn State University Press)
in conversation with
Rebecca Falkoff, NYU
For this episode of Tutti a Casa! author Enrico Cesaretti presents his latest book Elemental Narratives: Reading Environmental Entanglements in Modern Italy (2020, Penn State University Press) in conversation with Rebecca Falkoff. Over the past century, the Italian landscape has undergone exceedingly rapid transformations, shifting from a mostly rural environment to a decidedly modern world. This changing landscape is endowed with a narrative agency that transforms how we understand our surroundings. Situated at the juncture of Italian studies and ecocriticism and following the recent “material turn” in the environmental humanities, Elemental Narratives outlines an original cultural and environmental map of the bel paese.
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