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Seminars and conferences in Italian Studies

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These events took place in 2016-2017

Term 1
Thursday 24 November, 5-7pm R1.04

Dr Fabrizio Foni (University of Malta)
Magic is the New Black: Gothic Tradition, Cross-Dressing, and Pulp Fiction
Respondent: Dr Fabio Camilletti (Italian Studies)

Term 2

Wednesday 25 January, 5-7pm H4.03

Dr Letizia Panizza (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Seeking the Ideal Wife: A Man's Never-ending Task!
Respondents: Dr Bryan Brazeau and Anna-Laura Puliafito (Italian Studies)

Monday 30 January, 5-7pm H5.45

Literary Translation Workshop with translator Richard Dixon

Wednesday 8 February, 5-7pm H4.03 This event will take place in Autumn 2017

Dr Caterina Sinibaldi (University of Warwick)
Language and Power: Translation and Popular Culture in the Fascist Regime
Respondent: Dr Mila Milani (Italian Studies)

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 4-8pm OC0.01 (The Oculus)
Identities in Motion

Confirmed speakers:
Marco Delogu (photographer - Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in London),
Shirin Ramzanali Fazel (writer),
Simone Varriale (University of Warwick)
Organizers: Gianmarco Mancosu and Gioia Panzarella (Italian Studies)

Wednesday 8 March, 5-7pm H4.03

Dr Bobby Xinyue (University of Warwick)
Ovid in the Renaissance: the Poetic Calendar of Ambrogio Novidio Fracco, between Paganism and Christianity
Respondent: Dr Maude Vanhaelen (Classics and Italian Studies)

Term 3
Thursday 4 May, 11.30 am - 1 pm in OC0.05 (The Oculus)
Book Presentation
Elettra Stimilli (Roma La Sapienza) will present her book The Debt of the Living (Suny Press 2017), in conversation with Iwona Janicka (Warwick), Claire Blencowe (Warwick), Antonio Cerella (Kingston). flyer

Funded with the generous support of the Humanities Research Centre.


Thursday 4 May, 5-7pm in OC0.01 (The Oculus)

Book Presentation
Roberto Esposito (SNS, Pisa) will present his latest book Da Fuori. Una filosofia per l'Europa (Einaudi 2016), in conversation with Elettra Stimilli (Roma La Sapienza), Jennifer Burns (Warwick, Italian), Miguel Beistegui (Warwick, Philosophy). flyer

Followed by wine reception, Warwick University Bookshop, 7pm - 8pm

The event is supported by the HRC-funded Italian Studies Research Seminars and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 660528.

These book presentations are part of the series of events on Italian Thought: Origins and Actuality (University of Warwick, May 3-4 May) organized by Alessandra Aloisi and Fabio Camilletti (Italian Studies), in collaboration with the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Italian) and the Department of Philosophy (Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts; Research Seminar in Post-Kantian Philosophy).