About the Project
The New Fascism Syllabus is a crowd-sourced collection of writings on the history of fascist, populist, and authoritarian movements and governments during the 20th and 21st centuries. It is intended to serve as a popular entryway into the scholarly literature for those seeking deeper insights into how past societies gravitated towards and experienced varieties of right-wing authoritarianism. The goal is to provide comparative perspectives on how everyday people, as well as cultural authorities and civil institutions, coped with and in some cases resisted these changes. Rather than equating the history of fascism, populism, and authoritarianism across time, space, and place, the project’s primary objective is to showcase movements and popular struggles from a variety of contexts, and to highlight scholarly insights into current socio-political trends.
The syllabus is being curated by Jennifer Evans (Carleton University) and Elizabeth Heineman (University of Iowa), with the research, editorial, and technical assistance of Meghan Lundrigan (Carleton University) and Brian J Griffith (University of California, Santa Barbara).
Call for Contributors
The New Fascism Syllabus' curators are looking for contributions by scholars of fascism, populism, and authoritarianism for the project's next, and final, phase of development. Currently, the syllabus' website is broken up into two sections: 1. "Interrogating the Past," which features both a syllabus containing films, memoirs, books and articles on many varieties of right-wing authoritarianism and a collection of links to digitized primary source collections on fascism, populism, and authoritarianism and 2. "Interrogating the Present," which is a collection of recent articles by historians and other publicly-engaged intellectuals on the resurgence of fascism, populism, and authoritarianism both in the United States and around the world.
Any scholars interested in sharing their bibliographies and, most importantly, links to any digitized primary source collections pertaining to the project's central topics and themes are encouraged to either join our private Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewFascismSyllabus/) or contact our editors directly (http://www.thehistoryinquestion.com/contact/).
Submissions will be accepted until February 25, 2018.
- The New Fascism Syllabus: http://www.thehistoryinquestion.com
- The New Fascism Syllabus Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewFascismSyllabus/
If you're interested in getting in touch with The New Fascism Syllabus coordinators, please either see the "Contact" section of our website (http://www.thehistoryinquestion.com/contact/) or join our closed Facebook group by searching for "New Fascism Syllabus."