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The Resource Queer ventennio : Italian fascism, homoerotic art, and the nonmodern in the modern, John Champagne

Queer ventennio : Italian fascism, homoerotic art, and the nonmodern in the modern, John Champagne

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Queer ventennio : Italian fascism, homoerotic art, and the nonmodern in the modern
Title
Queer ventennio
Title remainder
Italian fascism, homoerotic art, and the nonmodern in the modern
Statement of responsibility
John Champagne
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Language
eng
Summary
"Given fascist proscriptions against homosexuality, a surprising number of artists under Mussolini's regime were queer. Exploring the contribution of Italy to our understanding of both the history of homosexuality and European modernism, this ground-breaking study analyses three queer modernists-writer Giovanni Comisso, painter and writer Filippo de Pisis, and painter Corrado Cagli. None self-identified as fascists; none, however, were consistent critics of the regime. All understood their own sexuality via the idea of the primitive - a discourse fascism also employed in its efforts to secure consent for the dictatorship. What happens when we return to these men and their work minus the assumption that our most urgent task is identifying their fascist tendencies or political quietism? Variously infantilized, pathologized, marginalized, and stigmatized, treated as both cause and effect of fascism, queer ventennio artists are an easy target, not brave or selfless or savvy enough to see their common struggle with fascism's other victims. Revisiting their works and lives with an eye toward neither rehabilitation nor condemnation allows us to ponder more carefully the relationship between art and politics, how homophobia has structured art criticism, the need to further bring queer perspectives to Italian cultural analysis, and how such men disrupt our sense of modern homo/heterosexual definition"--
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Champagne, John,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX180.F3
LC item number
C45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Italian modernities
Series volume
vol. 34
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comisso, Giovanni
  • De Pisis, Filippo
  • Cagli, Corrado
  • Cagli, Corrado
  • Comisso, Giovanni
  • De Pisis, Filippo
  • Fascism and art
  • Gay erotic art
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • 20.10 art and society: general
  • Fascism and art
  • Gay erotic art
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Italy
Label
Queer ventennio : Italian fascism, homoerotic art, and the nonmodern in the modern, John Champagne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Queer unhistoricism -- Giovanni Comisso -- Filippo de Pisis -- Corrado Cagli -- "Quasi una conclusione" : on Saba's Ernesto -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1111650787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9781789972245
Lccn
2019033933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029563991
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111650787
Label
Queer ventennio : Italian fascism, homoerotic art, and the nonmodern in the modern, John Champagne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Queer unhistoricism -- Giovanni Comisso -- Filippo de Pisis -- Corrado Cagli -- "Quasi una conclusione" : on Saba's Ernesto -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1111650787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9781789972245
Lccn
2019033933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029563991
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111650787

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