Elizabeth Leake, Tex Willer. Un cowboy nell’Italia del dopoguerra, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018.
Professor of Italian Studies at Columbia University, Elizabeth Leake offers her readers a fascinating exploration of Tex Willer: one of the most widely read Italian comic book heroes. In Tex Willer. Un cowboy nell’Italia del dopoguerra she enlightens us as to how much this pop-culture character embodied and shaped Italian (masculine) identity in the aftermath of World War II.
In conversation with Valentina Frasisti, a PhD student at Harvard, she shares her enthusiasm for this new research and discusses some of its challenges and most exciting aspects.