Specters of the Great War: France, Italy and the First World War Conference
An international and interdisciplinary conference. Scholars will present on art history, history, literature, music, and postcolonial issues. The conference is open to the public.
9:00-10:45 CULTURAL POLITICS
CHAIR: LUCAS HOLLISTER, French and Italian Department, Dartmouth College
Allison Scardino Belzer “Nurses, Spies, and Sacrifice: Female Citizenship and Patriotism in Italy"
Diego Lazzarich “War on war!” The Italian Socialists and WWI
Andrew Sobanet “Pacifism and the Rise of Stalinism in France: A Legacy of World War I”
11:15- 12:45 Keynote Address
INTRODUCED BY ANDREA TARNOWKSI, French and Italian Department, Dartmouth College
Paul Jankowski “An Icon of the War and its Paradoxes: Verdun”
2:15-4:00 WAR AND TRAUMA
CHAIR: ANDREA TARNOWSKI, French and Italian Department, Dartmouth College
Alison Fell “Specters from Belgium: Cultural Encounters with Female Belgian Refugees in Britain”
Elinor Accampo “Intractable Enemy: the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its Consequences for the Great War”
Antonio Gibelli "The Specter of Hunger: Letters and Diaries of Italian Prisoners of War (1915-1919)"
4:30-6:15 THE ROLE OF THE COLONIES
CHAIR: YASSER ELHARIRY, French and Italian Department, Dartmouth College
Eric Jennings “Remembering French Colonial Casualties”
Reena Goldthree “ ‘The Black Man Fights Wid De Shovel and De Pick’: Race, Labor, and Military Service During the Great War”
Steven Rowe “Chinese Workers, Conflict, and Community in World War I France”