Arte in Mussolini / Mussolini in Arte. Prospettive italiane ed europee

Arte in Mussolini / Mussolini in Arte. Prospettive italiane ed europee

25 Tuesday
From Tue, 25/10/2022 to Wed, 26/10/2022
  • Tuesday 25: 9:30-12:30 a.m. / 2:15-6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00-12:30 a.m.

  • Descartes Campus
    • Tuesday 25 : room D1.008 (Buisson building)
    • Film projection on 25, 4:15 p.m.: room D2.128
    • Wednesday: room D2.128



A few days before the centenary of the march on Rome on October 28, 1922, which has recently given rise to a large number of debates and publications on the Fascist experience and its inclusion in Italian history and society, this international symposium intends to examine, in a specular manner, first the relationship that Mussolini had with the arts as a politician trained in journalism and letters; then, in turn, the artistic representations of the "duce" in literature, the performing and figurative arts, the radio, and urban projects, among others. ) of which the figure of the "duce" was the object in the interwar period, with particular attention to the circulation of these images and discourses between Italy and abroad.

In addition to scientific lectures in three languages (Italian, French, English), the conference will also include the screening of a 1935 Italian film, Campo di Maggio, based on a play whose idea and framework are by Mussolini, as well as a round table discussion, during which five recent works on the theme will be presented, with the presence of their authors.


  • Manuela Bertone (Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Fabio Frosini (Università degli Studi di Urbino)
  • Mia Fuller (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Patricia Gaborik (Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica "Silvio d'Amico")
  • Jérémy Guedj (Université Côté d'Azur)
  • Stéphanie Lanfranchi (ENS de Lyon)
  • Clara Lorenzelli (ENS de Lyon)
  • Hélène Martinelli (ENS de Lyon)
  • Serena Mercuri (Université Aix-Marseille)
  • Stefanie Prezioso (Université de Lausanne)
  • Danielle Simon (Dartmouth College)
  • Élise Varcin (ENS de Lyon)