Schedule 2018

 

CHIASMI
Perspectives on Italian Difference
Italian Differences in Perspective
Expressions and Repressions of Hybridity and Otherness

Brown University, Petteruti Lounge @ Faunce House
6-7 April 2018

Conference program

Friday, April 6th

 

1:00pm-2:00pm      Registration and Welcome Coffee

2:00-2:30 pm           Welcome Address 

2:30pm – 4:00pm   Gendering Difference, Differentiating Gender

Gloria Scarfone, Università di Pisa, Forme dell’alterità e dinamiche del matricidio: Goliarda Sapienza e il pensiero della differenza

Maria Florence Massucco, Stanford University, Writing out of Bounds: Marginality and Marginless-ness in Elena Ferrante’s L’amica geniale

Chiara Girardi, John Hopkins University, Leon Battista Alberti’s Sofrona: Female Eloquence and the Volgare 

4:00pm – 4:15pm    Coffee Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm    Literary Hybrids

Bibiana Tangari, University of Chicago, L’ibrido finzionale in Primo Levi: il caso di Piombo e Mercurio

Davide Murari, Università di Pisa, Forme di poesia in prosa. Per una definizione di genere

 5:30pm – 7:00pm    Keynote address

Prof. Lina Insana (University of Pittsburgh),  Toward Usable Difference: Sicilitudine, Exceptionalism, Diaspora

 7:00pm     Conference Dinner

 

Saturday, April 7th

 

9:00 – 10:00          Registration and Breakfast

10:00 – 11:30        Inetti and Corsari: The Misfits in the Italian Tradition

Gianna Albaum, NYU, Addiction all’italiana: Reading Italo Svevo’s La coscienza di Zeno (1921) as ‘Drug Literature’

Simone Calabrò, University of Edinburgh, The Contagion: The Evolution of Borgatari from Pier Paolo Pasolini to Walter Siti

Riccardo Antoniani, Université Sorbonne / Università di Padova, Lives Against Culture, Thoughts Against Doctrines – Pier Paolo Pasolini, Carmelo Bene and the Italian Difference in Cinema

11:30 – 11:45            Coffee Break

11:45 – 1:15pm      Marginalities: Negotiations of Identity

Bristin Scalzo Jones, UC Berkeley, Killing Animals: Zoomorphic Murder(er) in Giovanni Verga’s Jeli il pastore

Molly O’Brian, Princeton University, The Search for Identification in/with a City on the Margins in Umberto Saba’s Trieste e una donna

Julia Okołowicz, Uniwersytet Warszawski (University of Warsaw), Il Da(d)do e l’Iguana. Incontro con l’altro in Anna Maria Ortese

1:15pm – 2:30pm        Conference Lunch

2:30pm – 4:30pm       Re-Imagining The Space of the Other

Silvia Pulinas, University of Kent, “Verso un’altra vita”. Spaces, Identity and ‘Otherness’ in Grazia Deledda’s work

Carola Farci, Università di Padova, Dall’ “isola-mondo” al “mondo attorno all’isola”: processi di ibridazione e prove di identità complessa nella letteratura sarda degli anni Zero

Marco Medugno, University of Newcastle, Writing Diasporic Places: Rome and Mogadishu in Somali-English and Somali-Italian Literature

Joseph Sannicandro, University of Minnesota, Popping the (Southern) Question: On the Political Potential of a Trans-Mediterranean Avant-Garde

4:30pm – 5:30pm       Guest Speaker

Prof. Lina Fruzzetti, Department of Anthropology & Documentarist

5:45pm – 6:00 pm      Concluding remarks

6:00pm – 7:00pm       Closing Reception @ Leung Family Gallery

7:00pm – 8:30pm      Creative performance

Pazzi Lazzi, A Commedia dell’arte troupe

Isabella Unmasked. The Legacy of an Italian Renaissance Woman

 

 

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