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Cultural exchange and colonization: considering Roman-Italian relations within the context of contemporary postcolonial literature and theory

Steinly, Ryan (2022) Cultural exchange and colonization: considering Roman-Italian relations within the context of contemporary postcolonial literature and theory. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Through this work I intend to consider ancient Roman history through a modern postcolonial lens in order to better understand the particular nature of Roman Italian colonial frameworks and power dynamics. By placing ancient history in conversation with modern perspectives on postcolonial theory and subversive colonial dynamics, I intend to develop a refined conception of Romanization and reinforce the human aspect involved in this ancient process of colonization and Roman expansion. In particular, I consider Roman relations with Italian communities during the second and first centuries BCE, through a variety of case studies in order to contextualize the specific nature of this cultural contact and exchange. Then, as a point of comparison, I consider postcolonial theory and perspectives. Specifically, I will analyze a work by Gloria AnzaldĂșa in order to understand the human experience involved in processes of subversive colonization and wars of cultural hegemony. It is my goal to develop a refined understanding of the experiences of Italian individuals in this period as informed by contemporary perspectives of postcolonial theory.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Steinly, Ryanrms188@pitt.edu
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPersyn, Marcie Gwenmgp31@pitt.edu
Committee MemberClifton, Teresatjclifton@pitt.edu
Committee MemberBromberg, Jacquesbrom@pitt.edu
Committee MemberBroadhead, Williamwilliamb@mit.edu
Date: 27 April 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 31 March 2022
Approval Date: 27 April 2022
Submission Date: 25 April 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 45
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Classics
University Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Romanization
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 17:52
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 12:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/42743

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