Intersections/Intersezioni – 2017 Edition

CONFERENCE LOCATION: Palazzo Vettori

Via Cavour, 26 – Firenze

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: LUIGI MASCILLI MIGLIORINI

Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale – ITALY

“L’eroicità napoleonica: classicità e costume borghese”

BIO: Luigi Mascilli Migliorini, member of the Accademia dei Lincei, is Professor of Modern History and of Modern Mediterranean History at the University of Naples L’Orientale. His early research focused on the Napoleonic period and its legacy in nineteenth century Europe. Among his most notable publications are Napoleon (Paris: Perrin, 2004), The Myth of the Hero (Paris: Editions of the New World, 2002), and several edited volumes, among which Memorial of Sant’Elena, Storia del Mediterraneo moderno e contemporaneo (Napoli: Guida, 2009), and Italia napoleonica. Dizionario critico (Torino: Utet, 2011). In 2014 he published Metternich (Roma: Salerno Editrice), and in 2016 500 giorni. Napoleone dall’Elba a Sant’Elena (Roma-Bari: Laterza).

 

Conference Program


WEDNESDAY MAY 31st

8:30-

9:00

REGISTRATION

 

9:00-

9:10

OPENING REMARKS

AND WELCOME

 

FULVIO ORSITTO

Georgetown University,Florence (ITALY)

 

SIMONA WRIGHT

The College of New Jersey (USA)

 

FABRIZIO RICCIARDELLI

Kent State University, Florence (ITALY)

 

9:15-

10:30

SESSION 1

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Anti-Heroes in Italian Pop Culture”

(Organized by N. PELUFFO)

 

Chair:

 

NICOLETTA PELUFFO

Kent State University, Florence (ITALY)

 

Presenters:

 

“The Anti-Hero with a Thousand Faces: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ in Boccaccio’s Decameron”

KRISTIN STASIOWSKI

Kent State University (USA)

 

“The ‘Bad Guys’ Are Taking Over: Sky Italian TV Drama Narrative Model”

FABIO CORSINI

Kent State University, Florence (ITALY)

 

“Italian Progressive Rock Bands in the 1970s: Collectivism, Art, Power to Imagination and a New Anti-Heroic Attitude in a Changing Music Industry.”

MARCO BRACCI

Kent State University, Florence (ITALY)

 

“Pinocchio Before and After Disney: A Good Boy or a Brat?”

NICOLETTA PELUFFO

Kent State University, Florence (ITALY)

 

10:35-

11:50

SESSION 2A

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Intersections in the Realm of

Visual Arts”

 

Chair:

 

MARSHA STEINBERG

California State Univ., Florence (ITALY)

 

Presenters:

 

“Women Portraying Women: Revisiting the Past. Artemisia Gentileschi and Elisabetta Sirani”

SNJEZANA SMODLAKA

Rutgers University (USA)

 

“The Soft Power of Art and the Ab(Use) of Classical Imagery”

CARLOTTA PALTRINIERI

Indiana University Bloomington (USA)

 

“La fotografia è radicale. Un percorso attraverso la saggistica fotografica”

ANNA STELLA POLI

University of Genoa (ITALY)

 

SESSION 2B

(Michelangelo – Ground Floor)

 

“The Age of Exploration: Shaping New Tastes in a Global Perspective”

(Organized by M. CAROSCIO)

 

Chair:

 

HUGO BLAKE

Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)

 

Presenters:

 

“Defining and Assimilating the ‘Exotic’: Chocolate, Porcelain and

the Globalisation of Taste”

MARTA CAROSCIO

Independent Scholar (ITALY)

 

“Florence, Goa and Back: Art, Diplomacy and Mobility in the Early Seventeenth-Century”

FRANCESCO FREDDOLINI

Luther College, University of Regina (CANADA)

 

“Sixteenth Century Costume Books and the Assimilation of Non-European Cultures”

LARISSA CARVALHO

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (BRAZIL)

11:55-

13:10

SESSION 3A

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Intersections in Contemporary Italian Cinema”

 

Chair:

 

FULVIO ORSITTO

Georgetown University, Florence (ITALY)

 

Presenters:

 

“A Sense of Place: Lyricism and the Exotic Other in Io sono Li(Segre, 2011) & Gorbaciof (Incerti, 2010)”

MARY ANN MCDONALD CAROLAN

Fairfield University (USA)

 

“Weaving Present and Past in Contemporary Italian Drama”

FEDERICO PACCHIONI

Chapman University (USA)

 

“Queering (Hetero)Normative Conventions of Belonging in Contemporary Italian Cinema of Migration”

LISA MICHELLE DOLASINSKI

Indiana Univ. Bloomington (USA)

SESSION 3B

(Michelangelo – Ground Floor)

 

“Artistic and Cultural Intersections”

 

Chair:

 

CLAUDIA PERALTA

Boise State University (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“The Prostitute as Figure of

Cultural Crossroads in Post-Unification Milan”

CATHERINE RAMSEY-PORTOLANO

The American University of Rome (ITALY)

and

SHARON HECKER

Independent Scholar (ITALY)

 

“Negotiating Avant-garde: Futurism in Rome”

STEFANO BRAGATO

University of Zurich (SWITZERLAND)

 

“Pier Paolo Pasolini e i fiori dell’innocenza”

JULIA OKOLOWICZ

University of Warsaw (POLAND)

13:15-

14:15

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

14:30-

15:30

KEYNOTE SPEECH

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“L’eroicità napoleonica:

classicità e costume borghese”

 

LUIGI MASCILLI MIGLIORINI

Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale (ITALY)

 

15:35-

17:20

SESSION 4

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Giacomo Leopardi: Re-Writing History / Ri-scrivere la storia”

(Organized by A. CARRERA)

 

Chair:

 

ALESSANDRO CARRERA

University of Houston (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“Leopardi’s Brutus Minor and the Crisis of Antiquity”

ALESSANDRO CARRERA

University of Houston (USA)

 

“Fabulous Giacomo. Did Mario Martone Do Leopardi Justice?”

DANIELA BINI

University of Texas at Austin (USA)

 

“Leopardi e la ‘dialettica’ della storia”

FRANCESCO CAPALDO

Independent Scholar (ITALY)

 

“History, Science, and Metaphysics in Leopardi”

MORRIS KARP

Brown University (USA)

 

“Writing History from the

Evidence of the Senses: Reading

the Books and the Soil in

Leopardi’s Zoological Satires”

GABRIELLE SIMS

Boston University (USA)

17:25-

18:55

SESSION 5A

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Literary Intersections I”

 

Chair:

 

SIMONA WRIGHT

The College of New Jersey (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“Cartoline dall’America: Calvino, Baudrillard e lo spettacolo della democrazia”

MICHELA MESCHINI

University of Macerata (ITALY)

 

“Intersezione fra letteratura e industria: Una visita in fabbrica, ovvero la dimensione socio-politica della poesia sereniana negli anni sessanta”

LAURA BAFFONI LICATA

Tufts University (USA)

 

“Vincenzo Consolo’s Art”

WALTER GEERTS

University of Antwerp

(BELGIUM)

 

“Boccalone di Enrico Palandri tra la fine dell’età del ‘collettivo’ e il trionfo del privato”

ANDREA PERA

Independent Scholar (ITALY)

 

 SESSION 5B

(Michelangelo – Ground Floor)

 

“Literary and Cultural Intersections”

 

Chair:

 

FULVIO ORSITTO

Georgetown University, Florence (ITALY)

 

Presenters:

 

“Storia ed antistoria in Nuto Revelli”

ANDREA BINI

The American University of Rome (ITALY)

 

“Nuovo realismo at the Intersection between Theory and Literature”

LOREDANA DI MARTINO

University of San Diego (USA)

 

“#Proverbi: Contaminating Cultures and Languages”

IURI MOSCARDI

City University of New York (USA)

 

“Mapping Literary Rome: The

Legacy of Italian Colonialism”

SERENA ALESSI

The British School at Rome (ITALY)

20:00 DINNER

(for registered participants only)

 

At Ristorante Cafaggi,

Via Guelfa, 35/red, Florence

 

 

 

THURSDAY JUNE 1st

 

 

9:00-

10:45

SESSION 6

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Literary Intersections II”

 

Chair:

 

SIMONA WRIGHT

The College of New Jersey (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“Rethinking the Anthropocene: Ecological Modes of Narration in Asor Rosa’s Storie di animali e altri viventi (2005)”

LUNA SARTI

University of Pennsylvania (USA)

 

“The Intersection of Vocal Gesture, Literary Expression and the Visual Arts in Alberto Giacometti, Natalia Ginzburg and Contemporary

French Writing”

HABIB ZANZANA

University of Scranton (USA)

 

“La politica dell’arte in Cristo si è fermato a Eboli”

MARIA LETIZIA BELLOCCHIO

University of Arizona (USA)

 

“Sacche di resistenza: Basaglia, Celati e Scabia”

ANNA M. CHIERICI

University of Toronto (CANADA)

 

“Froncek contro gli italiani, ovvero la conquista dellʼEtiopia nella stampa polacca degli anni Trenta”

TOMASZ SKOCKI

University of Warsaw (POLAND)

 

10:50-

12:05

SESSION 7A

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Intersections in Literature,

Theater and History”

 

Chair:

 

GIANNI CICALI

Georgetown University (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“Il male sceso in terra”

FEDERICO CANACCINI

University of Bari –

Salesian Pontifical University (ITALY)

 

“For a Mannerist Reading of Giordano Bruno’s Candelaio”

NICHOLAS ALBANESE

Texas Christian University (USA)

 

“From Art to History: The

Different Reception of Bernardo Davanzati’s Lezione delle monete

in Italy and England”

STEFANO ADAMO

Banja Luka University (BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA)

SESSION 7B

(Michelangelo – Ground Floor)

 

“Perché apprendere non è solo fatto di sapere: Innovative Approaches for Broadening the Italian Educational Experience”

(Organized by ROSARIA MANGIAVILLANO MEEK)

 

Chair:

 

R. MANGIAVILLANO MEEK University of North Georgia (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“Studying Culture Abroad in Trentino through the Outdoors: A New Model”

FRANCESCA MIRTI

Texas Tech University (USA)

 

“Expanding New Global Horizons: An Innovative Approach to the Teaching of Italian Language and Art”

MICHAEL KEMLING

University of North Georgia (USA)

 

“Expanding New Global Horizons: An Innovative Approach to the Teaching of Italian Language and Art”

R. MANGIAVILLANO MEEK

University of North Georgia (USA)

12:10-

13:25

SESSION 8A

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Rethinking Power and Evil:

Italian Culture in the Face of

Horror I”

(Organized by S. BELLIN)

 

Chair:

 

STEFANO BELLIN

University College London (UK)

 

Presenters:

 

“Looking for Alternative Genealogies of Evil”

STEFANO BELLIN

University College London (UK)

 

“‘L’ergastolo del dolore’. I postmemoriali di due vittime del terrorismo genovese: Sabina Rossa e Massimo Coco”

SCILTIAN GASTALDI

MIUR, Rome (ITALY)

 

“Visionary Realism in Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo”

FRANCESCO RABISSI

University of Arizona (USA)

SESSION 8B

(Michelangelo – Ground Floor)

 

“For Moral Unworthiness: Persecution and Censorship of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Literary, Theatrical and Cinematic Works”

(Organized by D. FIORETTI)

 

Chair:

 

DANIELE FIORETTI

Miami University, Ohio (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“Traduttore-traditore: sottotitoli e censura politica di un film di

Pasolini”

DANIELE FIORETTI

Miami University (USA)

 

“Realismo ed eresia: Pasolini e l’istituzionalizzazione della norma”

MARK EPSTEIN

Independent Scholar (USA)

 

“Il teatro di Pasolini, tra ‘poesia

letta a voce alta’ e ‘convenzione teatrale’”

GLORIA PASTORINO

Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. (USA)

13:30-

14:55

LUNCH BREAK
15:00-

16:30

SESSION 9A

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Rethinking Power and Evil:

Italian Culture in the Face of

Horror II”

(Organized by S. BELLIN)

 

Chair:

 

STEFANO BELLIN

University College London (UK)

 

Presenters:

 

“Biopolitics of Evil: Marco

Paolini’s Ausmerzen and the Nazi Euthanasia Program”

TOMMASO PEPE

Brown University (USA)

 

“Crushed beneath God’s Omnipotence: Suffering and Salvation in Primo Levi’s La

Ricerca delle Radici”

JOYCE RONDAIJ

Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS)

 

“La zattera della Medusa: Metafore del potere da Leonardo Sciascia a Roberto Andò”

IRENE LOTTINI

University of Iowa (USA)

 

“Il diavolo come principe della ‘microfisica del potere’ nel

romanzo Todo Modo di Leonardo Sciascia”

GIAN LUCA TROISI

University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (FRANCE)

 

SESSION 9B

(Michelangelo – Ground Floor)

 

“Torquato Tasso’s Afterlife: The

Man and His Works as Inspiration for Literature, Music, and the Arts”

(Organized by L. BENEDETTI)

 

Chair:

 

LAURA BENEDETTI

Georgetown University (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“#Tassodalbasso. Torquato Tasso’s Social Afterlife”

CHIARA BENI

University of Ferrara (ITALY)

and

MARIANNA ORSI

Indiana University Bloomington (USA)

 

“From the Holy Sepulcher to the

City upon a Hill: the Christian Knights in the Overseas Lands”

ENRICO BOTTA

Independent Scholar (ITALY)

 

“A Written Gift, a Long-Drawn Song: Julia Budenz’s Dialogue with Torquato Tasso”

LAURA BENEDETTI

Georgetown University (USA)

 

16:35-

17:50

SPECIAL SESSION

(Lecture Hall – 1st Floor)

 

“Winona, ‘All-Indian Opera’ by Florentine-American Composer Alberto Bimboni (1882-1960) and

the Italian Contribution to the Indianist Movement in American Music and Culture”

 

With Live Performance of a Selection from Winona

 

Chair:

 

ALOMA BARDI

ICAMus-The International Center for American Music (USA)

 

Presenters:

 

“Oreste and Alberto Bimboni, Florentine Musicians in America: Their International Career and

how They Influenced the American Musical Scene”

DAVIDE CERIANI

Rowan University (USA)

 

“Giacomo Puccini, Amedeo Bassi, Alberto Bimboni: Tuscan Connections in American Music”

BARBARA BOGANINI

Camerata Strumentale, Prato (ITALY)

 

“How an Italian Composer Came

to Create the First ‘All-Indian Opera’: The Approach to Native American Motifs and Musical Sources in Winona”

ALOMA BARDI

ICAMus-The International Center for American Music (USA)

 

“The Significance of ‘Real Indians’  in the Minneapolis Performance of Winona”

GRETCHEN PETERS

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (USA)

18:00-

19:00

CONCERT

 

Live Performance of a Selection from Winona

 

Music Conservatory Auditorium

(Sala del Buonumore)

Via Ricasoli, Florence

 

WINONA by Alberto Bimboni – Selection from Act 2

 

Video made by Yoon Kyu Yoon 

19:15 APERICENA

 

More info: 2017 edition of INTERSECTIONS/INTERSEZIONI