Past Event

Fiume: How People Struggled Amongst the Nudists

April 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Room 501, Hamilton Hall

Presenter: Dominique Kirchner Reill (University of Miami)

Respondent: Molly Greene (Princeton University)

Moderator: Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University)

Gabriele D’Annunzio, his legionnaires, and all the extremes of drugs, sex, nudism, and libertinism has put the port-city town of Fiume (today’s Rijeka in the Republic of Croatia) on the historiographical map. Often characterized as the site of proto-fascism or the “festival of the revolution,” Fiume has been marked by the histories of the occupying Italians who came after World War One and before Mussolini came to power. But the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual port-town of Fiume continued along, beside and amongst it all. This talk discusses the city’s struggle, one informed less by pre-fascist partying and more by the traumas and opportunities of the fall of empire when the guns of August stopped.

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Part of the Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium. This event is sponsored by The Department of Italian & The European Institute.