CANCELLED – Antonio Gramsci: Biography and Intellectual History of a Revolution & the Narrative of Heritage

19th Jun 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

SU Bar

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.  However, we will be making every effort to reschedule this special event and will inform you in due course of the new date.

The organisers at Edge Hill University would like to thank you for your patience and the interest you have generated around this event and look forward to seeing you in the very near future.

Panel Discussion with Q&A

Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) challenges us to think and rethink how we understand social structures and political philosophy. His work has influenced scholars directly and indirectly in a number of fields; from social science to adult education. Whatever your political involvement you cannot ignore the questions that Gramsci raises in terms of what it is to be a human being, in a human society, with all that it entails. In other words, he demands that whatever we conclude, we think. Antonio Gramsci reminds us that we are gifted with civic and intellectual authority, our determination and consciousness determine that we reconsider our activity in all positions in society.

Establishing a biographical trajectory that encompasses his grandfather’s legacy, Antonio Gramsci Jr will navigate the perils and myths surrounding the life and work of Antonio Gramsci and his own critical understanding of the philosophical and sociological values of Gramsci’s thought into modernity and across the Italian and Russian landscape.

This new and personal dimension of Gramsci’s life and the documentation explored by Antonio Gramsci Jr promise to shine new light on Gramsci’s imprisonment under the Italian Fascist regime and help to demystify the final days of his life.

“Before the fall of the Soviet Union my grandfather was a blur to me, a figure enveloped in legend”  Antonio Gramsci Jr, 2012


  • 6.30pm – Registration and Refreshments (Students Union Bar)
  • 7.00pm – Event start (Creative Edge Lecture Theatre)
  • 8.00pm – Event close

Dr Antonio Gramsci jr. was born in Moscow in 1965 from Giuliano, second son of Antonio Gramsci and Zinaida Brykova. Graduated in Biology, he has taught Morphology, and Plant Ecology at the Moscow Pedagogical University. He also received a musical education: initially from his father – a famous musician and pedagogue.

He is Director of the school of ethnic percussion “UniverDrums” at the Moscow State University (МГУ) and at the electronic-acoustic laboratory of the Moscow Conservatory, he conducts research on the mathematical aspects of rhythm.  He teaches at the Italian school in Moscow and participates in various musical activities playing ancient wind instruments and ethnic percussion in various Moscow formations.

Antonio is the author of La storia di una famiglia rivoluzionaria. Antonio Gramsci e gli Schucht tra la Russia e l’Italia (Editori Riuniti University Press, 2014).

Professor George Talbot, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Edge Hill University.  Prior to joining Edge Hill in 2010, George was Professor of Italian at the University of Hull. He has published widely on modern Italian history and literature, including his book Censorship in Fascist Italy, 1922-43 (Palgrave, 2007). He grew up in Ireland, graduating twice from Trinity College Dublin (BA, 1985 and PhD 1991). In between he spent a year at the University of Pavia, and has since been a Visiting Fellow at the British Institute of Florence (2002).

Dr David Becerra Mayor, Institut des civilisations, arts et lettres (INCA) Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Doctor in Spanish Literature (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), David currently works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He has been a visiting professor at the Université de Liège and a visiting researcher at the University of Havana and New York University. He is the author of several acclaimed volumes including The novel of non-ideology (Tierradenadie, 2013), Civil War as a literary fashion (Clave Intelectual, 2015), Social realism, a forgotten history (Quodlibet, 2017). David and Antonio have worked together on the Spanish edition of La storia di una famiglia rivoluzionaria. Antonio Gramsci e gli Schucht tra la Russia e l’Italia.

This event is supported by: The Department of English, History & Creative Writing, the Department of Media, the Business School, the Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University’s Students’ Union, the Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), and The Antonio Gramsci Society.

Further information is available here


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