Jim Carter

Jim Carter

Marian and Andrew Heiskell Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellowship
September 10, 2018–July 26, 2019
Profession
PhD Candidate, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
Project title
Communities of Labor: Adriano Olivetti and the Redemption of Modernity
Project description

My research explores the relationship between labor and community in twentieth-century Italy by focusing closely on the industrial utopia of Adriano Olivetti. Labor and community have been tied together throughout the course of modern European and American history, and their recent undoing has generated a set of social anxieties that my work seeks to address in historical perspective. During my tenure at the American Academy in Rome, I will be examining and analyzing cultural magazines, political treatises, and archival documentation that tell the story of Adriano Olivetti’s early response to the challenges of modernity.