[PAST EVENT] ?Leave the gun, take the cannoli?: The Mafia as a Problem of Daily Life

November 12, 2018
Tucker Hall, 127A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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?Leave the gun, take the cannoli?:The Mafia as a Problem of Daily Life
Lecture by Roberto Dainotto, Professor of Italian Studies, Duke University

Focusing on Marco Tullio Giordana?s film The Hundred Steps, and drawing from Leon Trotsky?s and Antonio Gramsci?s reflections on ?daily life,? the presentation looks at historical attempts to imagine gangster cinema, against Hollywood?s mythologies, as the epics of the contrast between routine existence and change.