'Il mito Americano' and masculinities of the Fascist era: In Memory of Jane Dunnett

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This article discusses how the late Jane Dunnett's recent work might inform discussions of the contradictions of Fascist masculinity. Dunnett's study suggests that Taylorism and Fordism, both crucial in shaping twentieth-century masculinity, were, despite the regime's proclaimed move towards autarky, influential in Fascist Italy, and that American cultural products, including books and films, were not automatically subject to censorship and approbation. Testing these theses, the article looks briefly at the reception of Walt Whitman in Fascist Italy via the Whitman songs of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Cesare Pavese's essay on Whitman, and Mario Praz's entry on Whitman in the 1937 Enciclopedia Treccani.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)988-1003
Number of pages16
JournalModern Language Review
Volume111
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2016

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Italy
Taylorism
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censorship
song
twentieth century
regime
Masculinity
Fascist Italy
Walt Whitman
Censorship
Autarky
Song
Reception
Fordism
Testing

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  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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