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American Studies as Italian Theory

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Mena MitranoLoyola University ChicagoJFRC American Studies as Italian TheoryConsidering Roberto Esposito's narrative of Italian Theory, according to which Italian Theory first started as a US-based phenomenon and only later irradiated in other parts of the world, this paper explores the consequences of that narrative and the questions that it might raise for American Studies: Might Italian Theory rightfully belong to the Americanist's domain of inquiry? If so, what impact might it have on the identity of the Americanist? What is an Americanist?  The paper argues that this new wave of theory illuminates the confluence of American Studies and critical thought, both involved in a simultaneous movement of deterritorialization that pushes them outside their established boundaries. Keywords: American Studies, literary and cultural theory, Italian American Studies, Italian Theory
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2017-06-30
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