Schedule 2017

 

CHIASMI 2017

Harvard-Brown Graduate Student Conference in Italian Studies

(Ex)pressing Play

Lamont Library Forum Room Harvard University

FRIDAY, April 7th
9:30-10:10 Registration and Breakfast
10:10-10:30 Welcome Address
Francesco Erspamer (Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University)

10:30-11:45 The Temporal and Spatial Otherness of Play

Chairs: Alessandro Carpin (Brown), Chiara Trebaiocchi (Harvard)
Nicole Wagner (Binghamton University), “Disrupting Social Practice and Spatial Order: Women Gambling in Early Modern Italy”

Fadil Moslemani (University of Chicago), “Brizzi ucronico, o l’impiego di una ludicità dissimile”

Beatrice Mazzi (Columbia University), “’All Lost, Nothing Lost’: Sport as Ritual in Bassani’s Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-1:00 Keynote Address
Marco Arnaudo (Professor of Italian and Director of Graduate Studies, Indiana University Bloomington)

“Games That Tell Stories: The Italian Tradition”

1:00-2:15 Lunch ad libitum

2:15-3:30 Rule-Breaking and Anarchy

Chairs: Francesca Zambon (Brown), Julianne VanWagenen (Harvard)

David Ragazzoni (Columbia University), “Democracy’s Game: How (Not) to Play It. On Norberto Bobbio and ‘le regole del gioco‘”

Elisa Sotgiu (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), “Playing Against the Rules: Order and Anarchy in Edoardo Sanguineti’s Novels”

Max Matukhin (Princeton University), “The Rules of the Storytelling Game in Boccaccio’s Decameron”

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-4:45 “Why So Serious?”: Citations, Conflicts, and Contrasts

Chairs: Andrea Sartori (Brown), Dalila Colucci (Harvard)

Julia Okolowicz (University of Warsaw), “NON È NIENT’ALTRO CHE UN GIOCO. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma di Pier Paolo Pasolini”

Patrick Durdel (Harvard University), “Intertextual playfulness and visual disruption in Dylan Dog”

4:45-5:00 Closing remarks

7:00 Conference dinner Barker Center Café

 

SATURDAY, April 8th

9:15-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-10:15 Introductory remarks

10:15-11:30 Language through Meaning / Meaning through Language

Chairs: Sara Colantuono (Brown), Corrado Confalonieri (Harvard)

Giorgia Bordoni (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), “The Juggler of Language. Metasemantics and Non-Sense Play in Fosco Maraini’s Literary Machine”

Bianca Battilocchi (Trinity College Dublin), “I Tarocchi di Emilio Villa. Frammenti poetici in forma d’enigma”

Serena Vandi (University of Leeds), “La «combinazione-possibilità»: Dante, Gadda e i neologismi”

11:30-12:30 Conference lunch

12:30-1:45 Authorship: Pliable and Playable

Chairs: Matthew Griffith (Harvard), Morris Karp (Brown)

Cecily Cai (Harvard University), “Vision and Love in a New Life: Dante’s Poetic Play in Forming the Orphic Beatrice”

Silvia Fantini (University of Bologna), “Un”allobiografia’ per stilizzazione. La scrittura di Michele Mari”

Rosa Borgonovi (Indiana University Bloomington), “Federico Bianchini’s Interactive Fiction”

1:45-2:00 Coffee break

2:00-3:15 Coded Forms of Play

Chairs: Tommaso Pepe (Brown), Sarah Axelrod (College Fellow in Italian, Harvard)

Emma Zitzow-Childs (Harvard University), “Fine-Tuning the Unsaid: Musical Lacunae in Boccaccio’s ‘Major’ and ‘Minor’ Works”

Martina Dal Cengio (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), “Divertimenti rinascimentali: Giocosità di forme e contenuti nei madrigali di Girolamo Molin”

Sasha Goldman (Boston University), “Maurizio Cattelan: Performing la Commedia”

3:15-4:00 Games Workshop

4:00-5:15 Creative Intervention

Laury Gutierrez and La Donna Musicale
Research Report and Concert: “Amore: 17th Century Italian Women Composers”

5:15-5:30 Closing Remarks

6:00-8:30 Closing reception Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall

Conference Organizers: Amelia Linsky (Harvard), Luca Politi (Harvard), Morris Karp (Brown)

Updated March 29, 2017

 

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