Alberto Mario Banti: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Alberto Mario Banti
E-mailalbertomario.banti@gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipVisiting Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0348-00LThe Italian Nation from Risorgimento to Fascism: Images, Symbols, Structures3 credits2VA. M. Banti
AbstractThe course will examine the process of formation of a national-patriotic movement in the Italy of the Risorgimento, and then move on to investigate the methods of "nationalization of the masses" in liberal (1861-1922) and fascist (1922-1945) Italy.
ObjectiveI will pay particular attention to the narratives and symbols that give life to the idea of nation, guided by these questions: is there a transformation of the ethical and symbolic materials that structure the national-patriotic discourse from the nineteenth century to the fall of fascism? And what legacy has all this left to Italy today?
ContentThe course will examine the process of formation of a national-patriotic movement in the Italy of the Risorgimento, and then move on to investigate the methods of "nationalization of the masses" in liberal (1861-1922) and fascist (1922-1945) Italy. I will pay particular attention to the narratives and symbols that give life to the idea of nation, guided by these questions: is there a transformation of the ethical and symbolic materials that structure the national-patriotic discourse from the nineteenth century to the fall of fascism? And what legacy has all this left to Italy today?