Schedule

The Department of Italian Studies at Brown University and The Italian Section of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University

present

CHIASMI
Harvard-Brown Graduate Student Conference of Italian Studies
at Brown University, March 7-8, 2014

MEMORIES: TRADITION AND REVISION, AMNESIA AND RETRIEVAL

~ CONFERENCE SCHEDULE ~

Location: Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street, Providence RI
See campus map

Friday, March 7th

8-9 – Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:30 – Welcome Address

9:30-10:50 – Revising, Rewriting, Re-reading: Memory in Progress

  • Kristin Szostek Chertoff (New York University), “Poeta/Prigioniero: Trauma and             Rewriting in Vittorio Sereni’s Diario d’Algeria
  • Stefano Bragato (University of Reading), “F. T. Marinetti’s Diverging Memories of  WWI”
  • Alfonso Zuriaga, (Wheaton College, Massachusetts), “Beppe Fenoglio scrittore e     partigiano. Memorialistica e storiografia della Resistenza”

10:50-11:10 – Coffee Break

11:10-12:30 pm – Constructed Memories on Trial

  • Daniele Pipitone, PhD (Università di Torino), “’Imported Memories': American Narratives about WWII in Post-War Italy”
  • Damiano Garofalo (University of Padua), “Foibe: Public Memory and Media Representations. The Myth-Building of an «Italian Holocaust», 1943-2013”
  • Luca Di Gregorio (University of Kent), “L’inconscio all’avvenire: Memory, Repetition and Subjectification in Massimo Recalcati”

12:30-2:00 pm – Lunch Break ad libitum

2:00–3:20 pm – Forgetting the Empire

  • Gabriele Proglio (Università di Torino, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), “Memorie in fotogrammi (1945-1979). Politiche dal ricordo, rimozioni e immaginari del colonialismo italiano”
  • Alberto Iozzia (Rutgers University), “Mirror Images, Nostalgia, Vanishing Frames: Imperialist Photography of Native Americans and Africans of the Italian Colonies”
  • Andrea Brazzoduro, PhD (Maison Méditerranéenne de Sciences de l’Homme, Aix-Marseille Université – CNRS), “Forgetting the Anti-Colonial Shift: The Italian Revolutionary Left and the Algerians’ Struggle for Independence”

3:20-3:40 pm – Coffee Break

3:40–5:10 pm – Keynote Address
Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat, History and Italian Studies (New York University)
“Memories of War, Wars of Memory: Italian Colonialism and its Aftermaths”

6-8 pm – Conference Dinner

8:15 pm – “ALEXANDRIA”, A Performance by Mariagrazia LaFauci

Saturday, March 8th

8:30-9:30 – Breakfast

9:30-11:15 – Historical Fiction and Fictional History (Part 1)

  • Tomasz Skocki (University of Warsaw), “Unexpected (Re)turns. Africa as a Fictional Space of Memory in Works by Enrico Brizzi and Alessandro Spina”
  • Kate Willman (University of Warwick), “The Force of the Past in Scurati’s Una storia romantica
  • Fabio Battista (The Graduate Center, CUNY), “Making Sense: Memory and the Rhetoric of Violence in the Sack of Rome”
  • Cecilia Ghidotti (Università degli Studi di Bologna), “«Non c’è nessun dopoguerra». Shape of Resistance in Wu Ming’s 54

11:15-11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30-12:50 pm - Historical Fiction and Fictional History (Part 2)

  • Andrea Sartori (Florida State University), “Antonio Barolini: tempo e memoria tra le due guerre”
  • Kate Greenburg (University of North Carolina), “Memory Re-Imagined: The Use of Fantapolitica in Marco Bellocchio’s Buongiorno, notte
  • Elena Zezlina (University of Cambridge), “Memory at the Northeastern Border: Rotting Presences and Oneiric Absences.”

12:50-1:50 pm – Conference Lunch

1:50-2:00 pm – Screening: THE SAME ARK, a short film by Laura Colella

2:00-3:20 pm – Memories on Display

  • Frederick Whitling, PhD (Swedish Institute in Rome), “‘Servio Tullio prende il treno’. Memory, Nostalgia, Anxiety”
  • Erica Grossi, (University of Palermo) “Album Archivio Atlante: morfologia e vacatio nelle fotografie dal fronte italiano della Grande Guerra”
  • Professor Edna Lubonja (Florida Atlantic University), “Music as the Memory to Keep the Language and Culture Alive for the Arbëresh of Italy”

3:20-3:35 pm – Closing Remarks

3:35-5:00 pm – Reception

This conference is generously sponsored by:
The Brown University Department of Italian Studies, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Departments of History, Comparative Literature, Classics, Sociology, Anthropology, History of Art and Architecture, 
Modern Culture and Media, German Studies, French Studies and East Asian Studies.  

 Download the ConferenceSchedule (PDF) – Updated 3/6/2014

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