Event Title

Il Nuovo Colosso

Presenter Information

Conrad Troast, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 342

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:33 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

A presentation for the culminating research project of Professor Elizabeth Leonard's HI200 class. The title is the Italian translation of Emma Lazarus' poem, The New Colossus, written in 1886. This poem tied the Statue of Liberty to The Colossus of Rhodes, which celebrates the power of the titan Helios. It reveals the locus of attraction many immigrants felt when coming to 'the land of opportunity.' For my Italian ancestors, who came from Giulianova, it was the ideals of freedom and economic opportunity that allowed them to leave their homeland. This project is a capstone that aims to focus on my ancestors' experience as a microcosm of a larger movement, both for Italians and immigrants in a larger way. I will frisk the personal topics of my research paper in a relatable way, while also commenting on the verbose aspects of tenement life and industrial labor.

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth Leonard

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. History Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1705

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Apr 30th, 1:33 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

Il Nuovo Colosso

Diamond 342

A presentation for the culminating research project of Professor Elizabeth Leonard's HI200 class. The title is the Italian translation of Emma Lazarus' poem, The New Colossus, written in 1886. This poem tied the Statue of Liberty to The Colossus of Rhodes, which celebrates the power of the titan Helios. It reveals the locus of attraction many immigrants felt when coming to 'the land of opportunity.' For my Italian ancestors, who came from Giulianova, it was the ideals of freedom and economic opportunity that allowed them to leave their homeland. This project is a capstone that aims to focus on my ancestors' experience as a microcosm of a larger movement, both for Italians and immigrants in a larger way. I will frisk the personal topics of my research paper in a relatable way, while also commenting on the verbose aspects of tenement life and industrial labor.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/443