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'Garibaldi. Invention of a Hero

Book launch and panel discussion based around a new biography of garibaldi by Lucy Riall.

Another in our occasional series, Talking Books, in which the panel will focus on the rise of the press and the creation of modern celebrity; the political uses of nationalism and nationalist mythology and how successful this new book deconstructs and analyses the biographies of 'Great Men'.


Professor Stephen Gundle | talks
Professor Daniel Pick | talks
Professor Alberto Banti | talks
Professor Lucy Riall | talks


Date and Time:

22 November 2007 at 6:00 pm





Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
020 3073 8363

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6pm - 7.30pm Room 406 followed by a Reception in the Council Room Birkbeck Main Building, Malet St.

Speakers: Stephen Gundle, Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. He is the author of 'Bellissima. Feminine beauty and the idea of Italy' and (with David Forgacs) 'Mass culture and Italian society from Fascism to the Cold War' (Indiana University Press, 2007). His new book 'Glamour. A History' is forthcoming in 2008 with Oxford University Press. Daniel Pick, Professor of History at Birkbeck, author of 'Rome or Death. The Obsessions of General Garibaldi' (2005), Alberto Banti, Professor of History at the University of Pisa, author of 'La Nazione del Risorgimento' (2000) and Catherine Brice, Professor of Contemporary History, Paris XII Val-de-Marne author of 'Le Vittoriano. Monumentalité' publique et politique à Rome' (1998)

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