Violence and Fascism Seminar Series
Riccardo Antonangeli (Sapienza), Valerie McGuire (St Andrews) and Luisa Morettin (Niccolò Cusano)
Violence, intimidation and terror were key features of Italian Fascism’s rise to power and rule domestically, beyond its national borders, and throughout its colonies during the ventennio. Yet, despite the vast bibliography relating to Italian Fascism, violence has played a relatively minor role in research and analysis. Examining the north-eastern borderland region of Venezia Giulia, Fascist Italy’s rule in the Southeast Aegean (1923-43), plus the interpretation and narration of the murder of the Rosselli brothers (Carlo and Nello Rosselli), the next session in the Violence and Fascism seminar series will discuss new and fresh approaches to violence before and under the Fascist regime, with reference to everyday life, ‘ordinary violence’, threats, effects and victims, and the framing of violence by the judiciary, the police and the press at home and abroad.