AAIS AATI @ University of Arizona

Final Conference Program – Click Here

 

 AAIS2020AATI  

Under the Tuscan Sun

Tucson, AZ March 26-28, 2020

 

This event was made possible also thanks to the generous contributions of the University of Arizona College of Humanities, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of International Languages Literatures and Culture, Poetry Center, Second Language Acquisition & Teaching Program, Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy, Confluence Center, Department of French and Italian, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, Department of Public and Applied Humanities, Department of Russian and Slavic & German Department, and from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles.

 

For more information, please contact Prof. Beppe Cavatorta (beppe@email.arizona.edu), or visit the conference webpage at https://aaisaati2020.uark.edu/

Thursday, March 26, 2020

 

9AM – 5PM

Registration – LOCATION

 

Workshops – Session One

9:15 – 10:45AM

  1. AP Italian – Facilitated by Beppe Cavatorta, University of Arizona, Silvia Giorgini-Althoen, Wayne State University, & Antonietta Di Pietro, Miami Dade County Public Schools
  2. Mentorship – Facilitated by Monica Seger, William and Mary and Michael Lettieri, University of Toronto

 

Workshops – Session Two

11:00AM – 12:30PM

  1. Dissertating 101 – Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY, Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas, Cosetta Gaudenzi, The University of Memphis
  2. Diversity and Inclusion – Co-facilitated and Co-sponsored by AAIS Queer Studies Caucus and Women’s Studies Caucus and the AATI Gender and Women’s Studies Collective.

 

12:30-2:00PM – LUNCH

 

Career Diversity and Professional Development

Facilitated by Brain DeGrazia, Modern Language Association

Lunch Provided (please RSVP – LINK COMING SOON)

 

 

2:45 – 4:15PM (8)

 

ARISTOTLE IN THE EARLY MODERN ITALIAN LITERATURE

 

Organizer & Chair: Eva Del Soldato, University of Pennsylvania

 

  1. Aniello Di Iorio, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Dante’s Aristotelian Scent of Memory between the Convivioand the Divina Commedia
  2. Nicholas Kahn, Brown University, “Monsters of Mimesis: Transgression of the Aristotelian Mimetic Hierarchy in Dante’s Purgatorio X-XII”
  3. Fabian Alfie, University of Arizona, “Sheep Herders, Nobles, and those Horrible In-Laws: Lupo degli Uberti’s Derision of Guido Cavalcanti”

 

“I HAVE BEEN HER KIND.” HOW TO WRITE A WOMAN’S LIFE: THE ITALIAN PERSPECTIVE

 

Organizer & Chair: Mattia Mossali, The Graduate Center (CUNY)

 

  1. Mattia Mossali, The Graduate Center – CUNY, “Writing Femininity: Open Questions”
  2. Maria Morelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, “Sexual Fluidity and Textual Hybridity in Autobiographical Women’s Writing”
  3. Martina Pala, Durham University, UK, “Anna Banti, Laudomia Bonanni, and Natalia Ginzburg: Undercover Writings of the ‘Self’”
  4. Francesca Zambon, Brown University, “Goliarda Sapienza’s autobiografia delle contraddizioni: a Struggle for the I

FEDERICO FELLINI: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION         

Organizer & Chair: Claudia Romanelli, The University of Alabama

 

  1. Lorenzo Dell’Oso, University of Notre-Dame, “Social Realism, Politics, Crisis: The Case of Fellini’s I vitelloni
  2. Leonardo Cabrini, Indiana University—Bloomington, “Reconsidering Fellini and (Neo)Television”
  3. Claudia Romanelli, University of Alabama, “Creative Collaborations Turned into Private Visions: Fellini’s Screenwriters in The Book of Dreams

 

ROUNDTABLE: ESSAYS ON THE EDGE: IN HONOR OF REBECCA WEST. PRESENTATION OF A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ITALIAN CULTURE 38.1

 

Organizer & Chair: Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan University

 

Participants:

  1. Sally Hill, Victoria University Wellington
  2. Marie Orton, Brigham Young University
  3. Michael Subialka, University of California-Davis
  4. Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan University

 

COLLECTIVITY AND INDIVUALITY IN MODERN ITALIAN ART AND CULTURAL PRODUCTION (1860 – PRESENT)

 

Organizers: Marica Antonucci, Johns Hopkins University/Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Maria Bremer, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Giorgia Gastaldon, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History

Chair: Maria Bremer, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History

 

  1. Nicole Coffineau, University of Pittsburgh, “Viewing and Collecting Ruins: The Role of Photography in Othering Archaeology, Italy 1858-62”
  2. Sophia Maxine Farmer, Getty Research Institute, “Futurist. Fascist. Female”
  3. Katie Larson, Baylor University, “Alberto Burri and the Generation of Arti Visive”
  4. Marica Antonucci, Johns Hopkins University/Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, “Between Individual and Collective: Italy at the Venice Biennale of 1976”

 

ROUNDTABLE: (INTER)CULTURAL DISCUSSIONS IN THE LOWER-LEVEL LANGUAGE CLASSROOM: TACKLING THE TABOO

 

Organizers: Sara Mattavelli, William & Mary & Katy Prantil, Florida State University

Chair: Katy Prantil, Florida State University

 

Participants:

 

  1. Loren Eadie, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. Sara Mattavelli, William & Mary
  3. Katy Prantil, Florida State University
  4. Kelsey Guy, University of Alabama
  5. Barbara Bird, College of Southern Nevada

 

ROUNDTABLE: ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP

 

Co-Organizers & co-chairs: Jacqueline Reich, Fordham University & Michela Ardizzoni, University of Colorado Boulder

 

  1. Jacqueline Reich, Fordham University, “Engaged Scholarship at the Border”
  2. Michela Ardizzoni, University of Colorado Boulder, “Voices from the Margins: Cross-Disciplinary Interventions and Civic Engagement”
  3. Clarissa Clò, San Diego State University, “‘It’s gonna be HIP’: Engaged High Impact Practices in Italian Studies at the US-Mexico Border. The View from San Diego and Tijuana”
  4. Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Dickinson College, “The Mediterranean Migration Mosaic: A Pedagogical Experience between Scholarship and Activism”
  5. Simona Wright, The College of New Jersey, “The Body Must be Protected, not Our Thoughts”

 

 

ROUNDTABLE: TEACHING OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Organizer & Chair: Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

 

Participants:

 

  1. Denise M. Caterinacci, Case Western University, “Slow Food Movement and the Case of the Italian Curriculum”
  2. Moira Di Mauro, Texas State University, “Realizing the Study Abroad Dream: Making Connections with Local Organizations through Opportunities for Civic Engagement”
  3. Mirta Pagnucci, College of DuPage, “Designing and Teaching Online Italian for Beginning and Intermediate Levels”
  4. Luisa Canuto, University of British Columbia, “Placing more responsibility in the hands of students: ‘Flipping’ an Italian Intermediate Language and Culture Course”

 

4:30 – 6:30PM

 

AAIS General Membership Meeting (Open to All) – Location

Executive Council Meeting of AATI (Executive Council Members Only) – Location

 

6:45PM

Opening Remarks

 

7 – 8:15PM

Opening Reception

Location

 

8:30PM

Screening of Io sto con la sposa (2014) by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele del Grande, and Khaled Soliman al Nassiry

Moderator: Nicoletta Marini Maio, Dickinson College

 

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

 

 

8:30 – 10AM (8)

 

ARISTOTLE IN THE EARLY MODERN ITALIAN LITERATURE

 

Organizer & Chair: Eva Del Soldato, University of Pennsylvania

 

  1. Claudia Rossignoli, University of St. Andrews, “Repurposing the Poetics: Hermeneutics and Translation in the Aristotelian Tradition”
  2. Federica Caneparo, University of Chicago, “Painted Metamorphoses and Aristotle’s Poetics
  3. Eva Del Soldato, University of Pennsylvania, “Aristotle Goes to the Theatre: On a Rhetorical Trope”

 

STORIE DI PERIFERIA: AUTRICI E MEDIATRICI CULTURALI NEL LUNGO OTTOCENTO ITALIANO

Organizer: Valeria Iaconis, Fondo Nazionale Svizzero-Sapienza Università di Roma

Chair: Tatiana Crivelli, Università di Zurigo

  1. Tatiana Crivelli, Università di Zurigo, “Piccola biografia mia per la Sarina”
  2. Ombretta Frau, Mount Holyoke College, “Da Conegliano, a Pavia, a Torino: Antelling, un’intellettuale ai margini”
  3. Valeria Iaconis, Fondo Nazionale Svizzero-Sapienza Università di Roma, “Per una storia «femminile» della letteratura. Il caso delle dantiste di fine Ottocento”
  4. Cristina Gragnani, Temple University, “Matilde Serao’s Columns on World War I in «Il Giorno»: Gender Roles and the War Effort”

 

ITALIAN MODERNISM: THOUGHT AND FORM I

 

Organizers: Mimmo Cangiano, Harvard University, & Michael Subialka, University of California, Davis

Chair: Michael Subialka, University of California, Davis

 

  1. Saskia Ziolwowski, Duke University, “Italian Modernism and London: The Case of Italo Svevo and Virginia Woolf”
  2. Moira di Mauro, Texas State University, “D’Annunzio’s Il Piacere: Written as the Sun Sets on an Era, With the Hope For a New Beginning.”

 

 

 

ITALIAN GIRLHOODS ON SCREEN I

 

Organizer: Danielle Hipkins, University of Exeter

Chair: Danielle Hipkins, University of Exeter

 

  1. Bernadette Luciano, University of Auckland, “Girls on the Run: Gender, mobility and spaces of resistance in contemporary Italian cinema”
  2. Catherine O’Rawe, University of Bristol, “The Precarious Life of the Non-Professional Girl Actor, from Neorealism to Now”
  3. Dana Renga, Ohio State University, “Casting Stardom: The Case of My Brilliant Friend

 

FASCISM AND JEWISH CULTURE WITHIN THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE

 

Organizer & Chair: Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

 

  1. Deborah Kaye, University of Arizona, “Rethinking Italian Jewish-Relations in the Risorgimento: Ghettoization and Urban Restructuring in Piedmont, 1821-1831”
  2. Beth Bartolini-Salimbeni, Independent Scholar, “Il ghetto in scena. Firenze
  3. Maria Rosaria Vitti Alexander, Nazareth College (Rochester, NY), “Se non ora, quando? Come rivendicazione della dignità dell’uomo”

 

ASSESSMENT IN THE ITALIAN CLASSROOM

 

Organizer & Chair: Nicole Hines, Avant Assessment

 

  1. Beatrice D’Arpa, Independent Scholar, “Testing isn’t a dirty word: Clean up your act withffective assessments!”
  2. Nicole Hines, Avant Assessment, “Let Data Lead Your Practice”
  3. Mirta Pagnucci, College of DuPage, “Assessment: Providing Student Credentials and Program Review Data”

 

FOSTERING DIVERSITY IN THE ITALIAN CLASSROOM AND BEYOND

 

Organizers: Sara Mattavelli, William & Mary, & Katy Prantil, Florida State University

Chair: Sara Mattavelli, William & Mary

 

  1. Lorraine Denman, University of Pittsburgh, “Inclusivity at Every Level in the Italian Program”
  2. Sara Mattavelli, William & Mary, “Writing a More Inclusive Curriculum One Course at a Time”
  3. Katy Prantil, Florida State University, “Sounding Different: Diversity through Music”
  4. Barbara Bird, College of Southern Nevada, “Breaking down border walls: Developing transcultural awareness in the age of ‘America first’”

 

 

ROUNDTABLE: SPEAKING IN THE PRESENTATIONAL MODE OF COMMUNICATION

 

Organizer & Chair: Paola Morgavi, Northwestern University

 

Participants

 

  1. Daniela Cavallero, DePaul University
  2. Antonietta Di Pietro, Miami Dade County Public Schools
  3. Paola Morgavi, Northwestern University

 

10:15 – 11:45AM  (8)

 

KNICK KACKS, RELICS, AND RUINS. THE OBJECTS OF THE PAST BETWEEN PRESERVING AND MODERNIZING DRIVES

 

Organizers: Francesco Ferrari, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, & Pierpaolo Spagnolo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chair: Maria Anna Mariani, University of Chicago

 

  1. Francesco Ferrari, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Nostalgic Positivism. Cesare Lombroso and the South Between ‘Poveri Trofei’ and Vestiges of the Past”
  2. Pierpaolo Spagnolo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,“The Burial of Lorenzo in Decameron IV,5 and the Echoes of the Treatment of Holy Bodies, especially that of St. Mark”
  3. Višnja Bandalo, University of Zagreb, “Carlo Levi’s ‘Pictorial Words’: Literary and Cognitive Modernizing Potential in Author’s Envisionment of the Past”

 

POST-HUMANISM? THINKING BEYOND THE HUMAN IN ITALIAN CULTURE

 

Organizers & Chairs: Damiano Benvegnù, Dartmouth College, & Matteo Gilebbi, Dartmouth College

 

  1. Timothy Campbell, Cornell University, “The ‘Technological Ordinary’ – Reflections on Form and Repetition in Ugo Nespolo’s Works”
  2. Emanuela Cervato, Nottingham Trent University, “Giacomo Leopardi: Post-umanista Ante Litteram?”
  3. Gianna Albaum, New York University; Sam Cooper, Bard High School Early College Queens, “Leopardi’s Posthuman Imagination: Thinking Human Extinction in the Operette Morali
  4. Ariana Ragusa, Independent Scholar, “The Metamorphosis of Bodies and Places in Giambattista Vico: From Big Beasts in the Forests to Little Humans in the Academies”

 

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN FEMINIST VOICES I – Sponsored by AAIS Women’s Studies Caucus

 

Organizer & Chairs: Juliann Vitullo, Arizona State University & Giovanna Parmigiani, Harvard University

 

  1. Margherita Heyer-Cáput, University of California, Davis, “Nomadic subjects in search of Terre promesse (2016), by Milena Agus”
  2. Claudia Karagoz, Saint Louis University, “‘Di mamma ce n’è più di una’: Dancing with Mothers in Laura Bispuri’s Figlia Mia”
  3. Costanza Barchiesi, Yale University, “A Feminist and Classical Reading of Laura Pugno’s Sirene”

 

ITALIAN GIRLHOODS ON SCREEN II

 

Organizer: Danielle Hipkins, University of Exeter

Chair: Catherine O’Rawe, University of Bristol

 

  1. Lauren De Camilla, Ohio State University, ‘Stalking Eva’s Final Girl: Rape-Revenge in New Italian Horror’
  2. Aine O’Healy, Loyola Marymount University, ‘Transnational Girlhoods’
  3. Danielle Hipkins, University of Exeter, ‘What Does a Teen Feminist (Netflix Series) Look Like?’

 

DA DANTE ALLA FIAT: L’ITALIANO FRA LETTERATURA E MONDO DEL LAVORO

 

Organizer: Daniela Cavallero, DePaul University

Chair: Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

 

  1. Clara Orban, DePaul University, “Incentivare l’italiano: strategie per il futuro dei nostri programmi”
  2. Alessia C. Defraia, Loyola University, “Verso il mondo accademico e professionale: la certificazione in Italiano LS/L2”
  3. Daniela Cavallero, DePaul University, “Lavorare in italiano”

 

MODERN TRANSNATIONAL ITALY

 

Organizer & Chair: Michele Monserrati, Williams College

 

  1. Rachel E. Love, New York University, “Music Without Borders: Migration, Performance, and Protest in the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio and Roma Forestiera rojects”
  2. Moira Di Mauro-Jackson, Texas State University, “Understanding Borders, National identity, and Belonging: Realizing Dreams through Imaginations of Life Elsewhere”
  3. Nathan Vetri, University of Massachusetts Boston, “Continuity, Disruption and Transformation: How Italy’s Immigrants are Changing the Field of Italian Studies”

 

 

ROUNDTABLE: ARE LANGUAGES LOSING GROUND? HOW TO NAVIGATE CHANGES AND ENDURE

 

Organizers & Chairs: Chiara De Santi, Farmingdale State College SUNY & Carmela Scala, Rutgers University

 

Participants:

 

  1. Richard Bonanno, Assumption College, “The Seven Cardinal Virtues of Italian as an Academic Discipline”
  2. Magda Novelli Pearson, Florida International University, “COIL Project Fall 2018”
  3. Chiara De Santi, Farmingdale State College, SUNY, “Communicating and Forging Connections across the Disciplines”

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN ITALIAN OR ITALIAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

 

Organizers: Jonathan Hiller, Adelphi University; M. Marina Melita, Marist College; and Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University

Chair: M. Marina Melita, Marist College

 

  1. Alina Howard, Kent State University. Faculty Advisor: Kristin Stasiowski.

“ Dante’s Construction of Justice and the Diasporic Interpretation.”

  1. Victory Short, Texas Christian University. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Albanese. “The Impact of Dante’s Mortality on his journey through ”
  2. Jillian McCarthy, Marist College. Faculty Advisor: Dr. M. Marina Melita. “An Analysis of Language and Identity in Elena Ferrante’s L’amore molesto.”
  3. Steven Jacobs, Marist College. Faculty Advisor: Dr. M. Marina Melita. “L’apertura dei contenitori in Laccidi Domenico Starnone: l’incrocio dello zeitgeist e dei sentimenti ”

 

12 – 1:15PM: Lunch

LOCATION

 

Videoconference with Directors of Io sto con la sposa (2014) by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele del Grande, and Khaled Soliman al Nassiry

Moderated by Nicoletta Marini Maio, Dickinson College

 

1:30 – 3:00PM (8)

 

DANTE 2021: UNHOLY AND HOLY VIOLENCE, SILENCE, NAMES, WORDS

(Sponsored by Annali d’italianistica )

Organizer & Chair: Dino S. Cervigni, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

  1. Brandon Essary, Elon University, “Violence at Play: Dante’s Inferno and Theologia Ludens.”
  2. Aistė Kiltinavičiūtė, University of Cambridge, “Rapture and Visionary Violence in Dante’s Purgatorio
  3. Filippo Fabbricatore, City University of New York, “A Silence More Disturbing than Words: Geri Del Bello and the Counterfeit of Divine Justice ( 29.1-36).”
  4. Emily Di Dodo, Magdalen College, Oxford, “Virgil’s Infernal Condition in the Divine Comedy.”

 

ITALIAN MODERNISM: THOUGHT AND FORM II

 

Organizers: Mimmo Cangiano, Harvard University, & Michael Subialka, University of California, Davis

Chair: Mimmo Cangiano, Harvard University

 

  1. Andrea Sartori, Brown University, “Il caso De Roberto: crisi dell’oggettività e suggestione retorico-politica ne I Viceré (1894)”
  2. Danila Cannamela, Colby College, “The Crepuscular Poetics of the Object: Between Modernism and the Avant-Garde”
  3. Debora Bellinzani, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Pensiero sociologico e forma letteraria in Il fu Mattia Pascal e Uno, nessuno e centomila

 

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN FEMINIST VOICES II  (Sponsored by AAIS Women’s Studies Caucus)

 

Organizer & Chairs: Juliann Vitullo, Arizona State University & Giovanna Parmigiani, Harvard University

 

  1. Anna Marra, Yale University & University of Connecticut, “Taking the Stage. The author’s voice in Giulia Bigolina’s work”
  2. Sabina Izzo, Università di Salerno, “La percezione del femminismo”
  3. Giovanna Parmigiani, Harvard Divinity School, “‘Avevamo il mostro in casa e non ce ne siamo accorti.’ An ethnographically informed reading of “Ferite a Morte” by Serena Dandini”

 

ITALIAN AMERICANS AND FILM

 

Organizer & Chair: Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

 

  1. Alan Gravano, Rocky Mountain University, “New Orleans as Place in the Green Book
  2. Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY/Queens College, “‘Revenge is a dish best eaten cold’: Dinner Rush and the [Re-]consideration of Identity”
  3. Elisabetta Sanino D’Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology, “Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking on the Italian American Experience in ‘As Good as Bread’ and ‘Men of the Cloth’”

 

 

 

 

EXPLORING IDENTITY/IDENTITIES: NAPLES BEYOND GOMORRA & ELENA FERRANTE

 

Organizers: Marco Marino, Sant’Anna Institute and Wanda Balzano, Wake Forest University
Chair: Wanda Balzano, Wake Forest University

 

  1. Demetrio Yocum, University of Notre Dame, “A ‘Storm Without Equal’: Naples and the Fear of the Sea in Petrarch’s Life and Writings”
  2. Wanda Balzano, Wake Forest University, “Naples beyond Naples: the Vesuvian Aesthetics of Maria Orsini Natale”
  3. Gregory Pell, Hofstra University, “‘Le cose accadono’: The Neapolitan Coleman Silk”
  4. Barbara Martelli, University of Auckland, “La formazione al contrario di un camorrista”

 

URBAN SPACE AND CITYSCAPES: ITALIAN PERSPECTIVES IN FICTION, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND FILM I

 

Organizer: Letizia Modena, Vanderbilt University

Chair: Laura di Bianco, Johns Hopkins University

 

  1. Letizia Modena, Vanderbilt University, “Where is Italy within the emerging paradigm of Urban Humanities?”
  2. Lidia Radi, University of Richmond, “Invisible borders in Italophone female writers”
  3. Simona Wright, The College of New Jersey, “National Spaces, National Memories? Interrogating the City in Francesca Melandri’s Sangue giusto and Jenny Erpenbeck Go, Went, Gone.”

 

ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN WONDERLAND: AN OPEN SOURCE PROJECT FOR INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN

 

Organizer/Chair: Maria Letizia Bellocchio, University of Arizona

 

  1. Maria Letizia Bellocchio and Borbola Gaspar, University of Arizona, “Made in Italy: the Language and Culture of Fashion”
  2. Federico Fabbri and Maria Rita Meli, University of Arizona, “The Italian Cuisine in Italy and Around the World: from Artusi to Giallo Zafferano and Eataly”
  3. Jake Mozingo, University of Arizona, “Integrating the Creative, the Academic, and the Technological”

 

WORKSHOP: PUBLISHING ACADEMIC ARTICLES

Organizer/Chair: Flavia Laviosa, Wellseley College

 

 

3:15 – 4:45pm (8)

 

FAIRY TALES IN ITALY / FIABE IN ITALIA

 

Organizer & Chair: Viola Ardeni, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

  1. Marino Forlino, Scripps College, “A Thousand and One Nights in Baroque Naples: Shaharazad’s shadow in Basile’s Lo Cunto de li Cunti and in Garrone’s Tale of Tales
  2. Evelyn Ferraro, Santa Clara University, Fiabe, novelle e racconti di Giuseppe Pitrè nella nuova Italia”
  3. Silvia Giorgini-Althoen, Wayne State University, “‘La fiaba: il luogo di tutte le ipotesi.’ G. Rodari”
  4. Alberto Baracco, University of Basilicata, “Lucania, Land of Fairy Tales and Films from Basile’s Lo Cunto de li Cunti to Ecocinema”

 

WHO DUN IT? LITERARY AND CINEMATICE REPRESENATIONS OF THE GIALLO

 

Organizer Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

Chair: Francesco Samarini, Indiana University – Bloomington

 

  1. Joseph Tumolo, UCLA, “Matricide & the Giallo: Carlo Emilio Gadda’s Quer pasticciaccio brutto de Via Merulana
  2. Francesco Bratos, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “I milanesi hanno paura: Reflections on the Concept of Fear in Contemporary Crime Fiction”
  3. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas, “Amara Lakhous and the Evolution of the Giallo italiano

 

1950-2020: CESARE PAVESE 70 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH. NEW PERSPECTIVE OF STUDIES

 

ORGANIZER: Iuri Moscardi, CUNY The Graduate Center (New York)

 

  1. Mark Pietralunga, Florida State University, “Pavese and America: Reflecting and Building on the Past”
  2. Francesco Chianese, Independent Scholar, “The Encounter with the Other as a Creative Trauma: Reading Pavese through Lacan”
  3. Andrew Martino, Salisbury University, “Nel Ricordo Notturno: Natalia Ginzburg’s Recollections of Cesare Pavese”
  4. Vittorio Marchis, Politecnico di Torino, “Future mythologies. Past and present in Cesare Pavese’s writings”

 

TRANSNATIONAL TELEVISION, ITALIAN STYLE I

 

Organizer: Giancarlo Lombardi, The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island/CUNY

Chair: Giancarlo Lombardi, The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island/CUNY

 

  1. Cosetta Gaudenzi, University of Memphis “Transnational Television, Italian Style: Actors and Language in My Brilliant Friend
  2. Roberta Tabanelli, University of Missouri “Queering My Brilliant Friend. Intersection of authorship, identity, and adaptation”
  3. Nicoletta Marini Maio, Dickinson College, “From inchiesta to Teen Drama: Transnational Discourses and Transmedia Storytelling in Baby(2018–)”
  4. Rebecca Bauman, Fashion Institute of Technology “Beyond bambole: Female Friendship as Border Crossings in Recent Transnational TV”

TRANSFORMATIVE FOOD STUDIES

Organizers & Chairs: Patrizia La Trecchia, University of South Florida & Juliann Vitullo, Arizona State University

Participants:

 

  1. Rosetta Giuliani Caponetto, Auburn University
  2. Patrizia La Trecchia, University of South Florida
  3. Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan, Miami University
  4. Juliann Vitullo, Arizona State University

ROUNDTABLE: GENDER AND WOMEN IN ITALIAN STUDIES: THE STATE OF THE DISCIPLINE

 

Organizers: Elisabetta Sanino D’Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sara Galli University of Toronto, Marina Melita, Marist College, & Federica Santini Kennesaw State University (Sponsored by the AATI Gender and Women’s Studies Collective)

Chair: Elisabetta Sanino D’Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Participants:

 

  1. Claudia Karagoz, Saint Louis University
  2. Flavia Laviosa, Wellesley College
  3. Marina Melita, Marist College
  4. Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University
  5. Elisabetta Sanino D’Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

 

PRIORITIZING PLACE: EXPLORATIONS IN SUSTAINABILITY

 

Organizers: Laura Di Bianco, Johns Hopkins University, & Monica Seger, William & Mary,

Chair: Danila Cannamela, Colby College

 

  1. Laura Di Bianco, Johns Hopkins University, “Reinhabiting Places: Toward an Italian Sustainable Filmmaking.”
  2. Serena Ferrando, Arizona State University, “‘Povero giardino di città.’ Daria Menicanti’s Poetry of Nonhuman Survival.”
  3. Enrico Cesaretti, University of Virginia, “Beyond ‘Nutty Logic:’ Searching for Alternatives Within the Cultural Dimension of Sustainability.”
  4. Monica Seger, William & Mary, “In a Place / Of a Place: Making Art in Puglia”

 

AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE: MEASURING LANGUAGE COMPETENCE AT THE END OF UPPER YEAR COURSES

 

Organizer/Chair: Teresa Lobalsamo, University of Toronto Mississauga

 

  1. Paola Bernardini and Tatiana Selepiuc, University of Toronto, “Exploring Interculturality in intermediate and advanced Italian language courses”
  2. Simone Casini, University of Toronto Mississauga, “Sviluppare una competenza linguistico-comunicativa in L2”

 

5 – 6:30PM (8)

 

ELSA MORANTE, “A GREAT PASSION FOR REALITY”? I

 

Organizers: Franco Baldasso, Bard College & Maria Anna Mariani, University of Chicago

Chair: Maria Anna Mariani

 

  1. Maria Florence Massucco, Stanford University, “Metamorphoses and the Subtle Fantastic in Elsa Morante’s ‘La nonna’”
  2. Franco Baldasso, Bard College, “Ghosts from a recent past: Elsa Morante’s Menzogna e Sortilegio

 

DOCUMENTING THE ITALIAN DIASPORA I

 

Organizers: Diana Iuele-Colilli, Laurentian University & Christine Sansalone, Laurentian University

Chair: Simone Casini, University of Toronto Mississauga

 

  1. Christine Sansalone, Laurentian University, “Italian Canadians as Enemy Aliens: The Case of Emilio Galardo of Sudbury, Ontario”
  2. Stefano Maranzana, Southern Methodist University Dallas, “Dagos, Organ-grinders and Blackhanders: Stereotyping Early Italian Immigrants in the US”
  3. Paola Breda, Independent Scholar, “Italian Workers in North America: The Fallen, the Successful and the Discriminated”
  4. Marco Lettieri, Indiana University, “Land of Triumph and Tragedy: Voices of the Italian Fallen Workers in Canada”

 

 

“RAMBUNCTIOUS GARDENING”: GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY WITH ECOLOGY

 

Organizer & Chair: Serena Ferrando, Arizona State University

 

  1. Patrick Barron, The University of Massachusetts, Boston, “Poetry as a Garden Lens and Trowel”
  2. Grazia Menechella, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Donne che resistono in luoghi abbandonati: dal giardino ‘imperfetto’ di Pia Pera ai luoghi terremotati nella Nuova Stagione di Silvia Ballestra”
  3. Nattapol Ruangsri, University of Toronto, “Salvare la memoria, salvare l’Italia: Ecological Consciousness in Giorgio Bassani’s Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini
  4. IlariaSerra, Florida Atlantic University, “Gardening to Preserve Ancient Roots”

 

OPERA IN ITALIAN STUDIES

Organizer & Chair: Bernhard Kuhn, Bucknell University

  1. Daniela Bini, University of Texas, Austin, “Aida and Amneris: <The Angel Cry>”
  2. Michiko Hara, McGill University, “From Prévost to Puccini: Manon Lescaut and the Question of Social Justice”
  3. Bernhard Kuhn, Bucknell University, “Verdi, Gallone, and the Postwar Italian Film-Opera”

 

FROM FOLK TO RECENT POP CULTURE (1980-2020)

 

Organizers: Enrico Minardi, Arizona State University, & Daniel Paul, Brigham Young University

Chair: Daniel Paul, Brigham Young University

 

  1. Nilab Ferozan, McMaster University, “The Confraternity of Santissimo Rosario: Political Processions”
  2. Enrico Minardi, Arizona State University, “The Self-Portrait of the Italian as a Victim: Paperino, Fantozzi, and Checco Zalone”
  3. Francesco Samarini, Indiana University, Bloomington, “Too Italian to Be International? Italian Indie Music in the New Millennium”
  4. Olga Campofreda, UCL-SELCS (London), “The Death of Uomo Ragno: Italian Subcultures and Consumerism in the Early Nineties as Told in 883’s Lyrics”

 

URBAN SPACE AND CITYSCAPES: ITALIAN PERSPECTIVES IN FICTION, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND FILM II

 

Organizer: Letizia Modena, Vanderbilt University

Chair: Letizia Modena, Vanderbilt University

 

  1. Angela Porcarelli, Emory University, “Reality, Perspective and Illusion: Physical and mental space in Antonio Manetti’s La novella del Grasso legnaiuolo
  2. Ilaria Serra, Floridatlantic University, “The Stones of Venice: from Ruskin to Scarpa”
  3. Chiara Ferrari and Quinn Winchell, California State University, Chico, “Film-induced and cultural tourism: The Case of Matera 2019”
  4. Ruth Glynn, University of Bristol, “Utopian Visions: Cultural Explorations of the ‘Neapolitan Renaissance’”

 

NEUTRALIZING GENDERED LANGUAGE IN ITALIAN

 

Organizers: Elisabetta Sanino D’Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sara Galli, University of Toronto, Marina Melita, Marist College, & Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University, (Sponsored by the AATI Gender and Women’s Studies Collective)

Chair: M. Marina Melita, Marist College

 

  1. Sara Galli, Laurentian University, and Mohammad Jamali, University of Toronto, “Italian Gender Neutrality: Examples and Approaches”
  2. Julia Heim and Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia, University of Pennsylvania, “Empowering Inclusive Learning Communities through Differentiated Task-Based Instruction”

 

ROUNDTABLE: GAME-BASED LEARNING: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

 

Organizers: Simone Bregni, Saint Louis University, Brandon Essary, Elon University, & Camilla Zamboni, Wesleyan University

 

Participants:

 

  1. Simone Bregni, Saint Louis University
  2. Brittany Corbucci, Pepperdine University
  3. Brandon Essary, Elon University
  4. Camilla Zamboni, Wesleyan University

 

 

6:45 – 8:00PM: Keynote Address

Sandra Ponzanesi, University College Utrecht

TITLE – Coming Soon

Abstract

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

 

8:30 – 10:00AM (9)

 

ELSA MORANTE, “A GREAT PASSION FOR REALITY”? II

 

Organizers: Franco Baldasso, Bard College & Maria Anna Mariani, University of Chicago

Chair: Franco Baldasso, Bard College

 

  1. Sara Colantuono, Brown University, “‘Sesso: Felice e Magico’: The Question of Sex, Gender and Feminism in Elsa Morante’s Writing”
  2. Stefania Porcelli, CUNY, “Realism, Invention and Amazement in Elsa Morante’s La Storia
  3. Anna Maria Mariani, University of Chicago, “Pro o contro la logica: Morante, lo zen e l’atomica

 

NEOREALISM AS MULTIMEDIA I

 

Organizers: Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan & Charles L. Leavitt IV, University of Notre Dame

Chair: Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan

 

  1. Giuliana Minghelli, McGill University, Canada, “Neorealism as Project: Albe Steiner’s Photo-Graphics in Il Politecnico
  2. Charles L. Leavitt IV, University of Notre Dame, “‘Non esiste un teatro neorealista’? Reconsidering Marcello Sartarelli’s Teatro di massa
  3. Vanessa Fanelli, University of Texas, Austin, “Neorealism as a Turbid Category: The Case Studies of Rocco and his Brothers and L’Arialda

 

ON THE MARGINS: ITALY AND THE GLOBAL SOUTH I

 

Organizers: Cristina Carnemolla, Duke University, & Giulia Riccò, University of Michigan,

Chair: Cristina Carnemolla, Duke University

 

  1. Jessica Jackson, Colorado State University, “Dixie’s Italians: Lynching, the ‘Privileged Dago’ Clause, and the Racial Transiency of Sicilians in Jim Crow Louisiana”
  2. Mohamed Baya, Western University, “The Marocchino’s Diasporic Imaginary? Irony and Satire in Divorzio all’islamica a viale Marconi
  3. Federica Di Blasio, UCLA, “Localism and the Global South in Pier Paolo Pasolini”
  4. Giulia Riccò, University of Michigan, “‘Che muove il sole e l’altre stelle’: Italianità and Brazilian Nationalism”

 

 

ITALIAN FASCISM AND VIOLENCE. I

Organizer & Chair: John Foot, University of Bristol

 

  1. Martina Caruso, British School at Rome, “Creature umane o belve? An investigation into the accusations of brutality against Pietro Caruso”
  2. John Foot, University of Bristol, “Micro-histories of Fascist Violence. Victims, Fear, Exile, Odysseys.”
  3. Alessandro Saluppo, University of Padua (Italy), “Violence and Everyday Life: New Perspectives on the Rise of Fascism in Italy”

 

WHAT PRESENT FOR THE RESISTANCE? I
Organizers: Daniele Biffanti, Stanford University, and Franco Baldasso, Bard College
Chair: Franco Baldasso, Bard College

  1. Marco Codebò, Long Island University “Manlio Calegari’s Behind the lines: la partita impossibile, o la Resistenza come racconto”
  2. Fabrizio di Maio, University of California – Irvine ““Per capire qualcosa occorre sbriciolare il mito come ci è stato tramandato.’ Wu Ming’s Asce di guerra beyond the demonization and the glorification of the Resistance.”
  3. Daniele Biffanti, Stanford University “The Taviani brothers’ Una Questione Privata: bringing Fenoglio on the big screen”

ROUNDTABLE: GLOBAL ITALY: CIRCULATION IN FILM, TELEVISION, AND OTHER MEDIA I

Organizers: Giacomo Manzoli, Università di BolognaDana Renga, The Ohio State University, & Massimo Scaglioni, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Chair: Giacomo Manzoli, Università di Bologna

  1. Rebecca Bauman,Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
  2. Danielle Hipkins,University of Exeter
  3. Giancarlo Lombardi,The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island/CUNY
  4. Dana Renga, The Ohio State University
  5. Massimo Scaglioni, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

ROUNDTABLE: TEACHING ITALIAN AMERICAN STUDIES – NEW PERSPECTIVES

 

Organizer & Chair: Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

 

  1. Alan Gravano, Rocky Mountain University
  2. Marina Melita, Marist College
  3. Diana Iuele Colilli, Laurentian University

 

 

ROUNDTABLE TITLE: GROWING INTERCULTURAL LEARNERS IN WORLD LANGUAGE COURSES

 

ORGANIZERS: April Weintritt, The Ohio State Universty, & Tatjana Babic Williams, Purdue University

 

Participants:

  1. Annalisa Mosca, Purdue University, “Integrating Intercultural Competence Harmoniously into the Curriculum”
  2. Moira Di Mauro-Jackson, Texas State University, “Realizing the Study Abroad Dream: Making Connections with Local Organizations through Opportunities for Civic Engagement”
  3. Margherita Berti, The University of Arizona, “Tackling the “Intercultural” with Social Networking Sites”
  4. April D. Weintritt, The Ohio State University, “Opportunities to Grow: Intercultural Reflection and Instructor Feedback in Language Courses”
  5. Tatjana Babic Williams, Purdue University, “Teaching Interculturally: How to Integrate Intercultural Approach at Different Levels of Language Courses”

WORKSHOP: PUBLISHING YOUR PIECE WITH AN ACADEMIC JOURNALS – A WORKSHOP

 

Organizer & Chair: Amy Damutz, Intellect Publishing and Flavia Laviosa, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

 

 

10:15AM – 12 NOON: Keynote Address

Luigi Ballerini, UCLA

“A Word is Worth a Thousand Photos”

Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 – 1:15PM: Lunch

 

 

1:30 – 3PM (9)

 

TRANSCENDING BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES: EARLY MODERN ITALIAN INTELLECTUALS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (1400-1700)

 

Organizers: Giuseppe Bruno-Chomin, University of Pennsylvania & Tommaso De Robertis, University of Pennsylvania

Chair: Claudia Rossignoli, University of St. Andrews

 

  1. Fiorentina Russo, St. John’s University, “Dante in Catalan: Reductio and Infernal Reminiscences in Bernat Metge’s De sompni
  2. Giuseppe Bruno-Chomin, University of Pennsylvania, “Pushing Boundaries: Cyrano de Bergerac Reads Campanella”
  3. Tommaso De Robertis, University of Pennsylvania, “Islamic Philosophy and Renaissance Italian Thought: Baghdad to Italy via Cordoba”

 

 

SCRITTURE SPERIMENTALI – EXPERIMENTAL WRITINGS I

 

Organizer: Gianluca Rizzo, Colby College

Chair: Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University

 

  1. Beppe Cavatorta, University of Arizona, “Claudia Vasio ovvero dell’orizzonte”
  2. Elena Carletti, University of Sidney, “Rethinking Italian Neo-Avant-Garde Poetry: An Intermedial Perspective on Asyntactism”
  3. Zane D.R. Mackin, Temple University, “Translating the Japanese Poetic Avant-Garde: Shimoi Harukichi’s Challenge to Italian Orientalism”

 

NEOREALISM AS MULTIMEDIA II

 

Organizers: Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan & Charles L. Leavitt IV, University of Notre Dame

Chair: Charles L. Leavitt IV, University of Notre Dame

 

  1. Luca Caminati (Concordia University, Canada), “Transnational Neorealism”
  2. John Welle (University of Notre Dame), “A ‘Neorealist’ Novelization: Roma città aperta in I Grandi Cineromanzi Illustrati
  3. Brendan Hennessey (Binghamton University), “Adaptation Denied: Neorealism and The Rejection of Books on Film”
  4. Antonella Sisto (Rhode Island College in Providence), “What Neorealism Sounded Like”

 

ON THE MARGINS: ITALY AND THE GLOBAL SOUTH II

Organizers: Cristina Carnemolla, Duke University and Giulia Riccò, University of Michigan

Chair: Giulia Riccò (University of Michigan)

 

  1. Damiano Benvegnú, Dartmouth College, “Our Patagonia: Inhuman Entanglements in Two Colonial Texts on Sardinia”
  2. Michele Monserrati, Williams College, “Southern Cultural and Ecological Landscapes in California”
  3. Cristina Carnemolla, Duke University, “Between Fantasy and Incredibility: the Raising of the ‘Palm Line’ in Il Giorno della Civetta

 

CULTURAL ADAPTATIONS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE, CINEMA, AND PERFORMING ARTS I

Organizers: Elena Bellina, University of Rochester, & Maria Letizia Bellocchio, University of Arizona

Chair: Elena Bellina, University of Rochester

 

  1. Victoria Surliuga, Texas Tech University, “The Adventures of Pinocchio in the Art of Ezio Gribaudo”
  2. Giulia Pellizzato, Brown University and Swiss National Science Foundation, “This is a Happy Book: Adapting Italian Fiction for the American Readership”
  3. Francesca Parmeggiani, Fordham University, “Licia Maglietta ‘scrive’ Alda Merini”

 

ITALIAN FASCISM AND VIOLENCE. II

Organizer & Chair: John Foot, University of Bristol

 

  1. Riccardo Antonangeli, La Sapienza, Rome, “The European Tragedy of Carlo and Nello Rosselli”
  2. Valerie McGuire, University of St Andrews, “Centers and Peripheries: Everyday Fascism in the Aegean”
  3. Luisa Morettin, Independent Researcher, “Fascist Violence in Venezia Giulia: the Role of the Press”

 

ROUNDTABLE: GENDER EQUALITY AND PEDAGOGY IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

 

Organizers: Elisabetta Sanino D’Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sara Galli, University of Toronto, Marina Melita, Marist College, & Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University (Sponsored by the AATI Gender and Women’s Studies Collective, aatiwomenscollective@gmail.com)

Chair: Sara Galli, University of Toronto

 

Participants:

 

  1. Sara Galli, University of Toronto
  2. Julia Heim, University of Pennsylvania
  3. Mohammad Jamali, University of Toronto
  4. Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia, University of Pennsylvania

 

HOW IS THE ITALIAN NOVEL DOING? PERSPECTIVES ON THE NOVELS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM

 

Organizer and Chair: Francesco Samarini, Indiana University – Bloomington

 

  1. Pantalea Mazzitello, Indiana University – Bloomington, “A Certain Level of Fiction: From the Post-Modern Novel to Hyper-Modern Trends in Italian Fiction”
  2. Lara Marrama Saccente, University of Siena / Sorbonne Université, “Canone zero? An Inquiry into Post-Millennial Italian Literary Style”
  3. Francesco Samarini, Indiana University – Bloomington, “The Influence of Philip Roth on Contemporary Italian Writers: Walter Siti and Alessandro Piperno”
  4. Giordano Mazza, University of Wisconsin, Madison, The Secrets of Calvino’s Ars Combinatoria

 

 

3:15 – 4:45PM (8)

 

MEMORY OF CAPTIVITY IN 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY ITALIAN CULTURE I

 

Organizers: Elena Bellina, University of Rochester & Alessandra Montalbano, University of Alabama

Chair: Alessandra Montalbano, University of Alabama

 

  1. Daniela Cunico Dal Pra, University of North Carolina Charlotte, “115609 IT—Memories of Mauthausen. To my Grandchildren by Luigi Massignan”
  2. Elena Bellina, University of Rochester, “Memory and Memories of WWII Military Captivity in Africa”
  3. Aleksandra Stojanovic, Mount Royal University, “Italian Captives in Yugoslavia after World War Two: The Case of Cherubino Colussi”

 

SCRITTURE SPERIMENTALI – EXPERIMENTAL WRITINGS II

 

Organizer: Gianluca Rizzo, Colby College

Chair: Beppe Cavatorta, University of Arizona

 

  1. Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University, “Duro poco più di un flash: identità multiple in Principessa Giacinta di Rossana Ombres”
  2. Fabrizio Di Maio, University of California, Irvine, “Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Writing Expansions through Literature, Theater and Cinema. The Case of ‘Affabulazione’”
  3. Philip Balma, University of Connecticut, “Experimental Translations, Translated Experiments: Rendering Ottonieri’s Poetry for an Anglophone Audience.”

 

TRANSNATIONAL TELEVISION, ITALIAN STYLE II

 

Organizer: Giancarlo Lombardi, The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island/CUNY

Chair: Dan Paul, Brigham Young University

 

  1. Giancarlo Lombardi, The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island/CUNY, “A New Wave of Euro-Workplace Comedies: Made in Italy and Dix pour Cent
  2. Giulia Manica, University of Nottingham, “‘Al di là di noi’: game-changer and legacy, assimilation and resistance in the TV production processes of MediciMy Brilliant Friend and The Name of the Rose
  3. Alessandro Carpin, Brown University, “Baby, Elite and Quicksand: European Teens, Everywhere, Anytime.”
  4. Clara Ramazzotti, The Graduate Center/CUNY, “The peculiar style and language of crime tv: confronting Gomorra and Peaky Blinders

 

MOVING SUBJECTS: BODIES, SPACES, AND AGENCY I

 

Organizers: Giuliano Migliori, The Ohio State University & Alessia Martini, The University of the South

Chair: Giuliano Migliori, The Ohio State University

 

  1. Arianna Fognani, Coastal Carolina University, “Touching the City: Marinetti’s Haptic Mosaic of Alexandria, Egypt”
  2. Alessia Martini, The University of the South, “Bodies and Walls: Confining Spaces in Romano Bilenchi’s Il capofabbrica
  3. Samantha Gillen, University of Pennsylvania, “‘Fare la vita grigia’: Calvino, Bianciardi, and the Gray Intellectual”
  4. Luna Sarti, University of Pennsylvania, “Can the river speak? Troubling contemporary narratives of flooding through pre-modern conceptions of river agency”

 

DOCUMENTING THE ITALIAN DIASPORA II

 

Organizers: Diana Iuele-Colilli, Laurentian University, & Christine Sansalone, Laurentian University

Chair: Diana Iuele-Colilli, Laurentian University

 

  1. Diane Pacitti, Independent Scholar, “Between Two States”
  2. Chiara Mazzucchelli, University of Central Florida, “Justice League of Italian America: Ethnicity and Gender at Work in Lisa Scottoline’s Legal Thrillers”
  3. Terri Favro and Ron Edding, Independent Scholars, “Espresso in a Teacup: Comic book storytelling as a document of Italian Canadian-ness”
  4. Edna Lanieri, Xavier University of Louisiana, “A Communion of Saints”

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF WARM UP ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND FACILITATE LEARNING

 

Organizers & Chairs: Carmela Scala, Rutgers University & Chiara De Santi, Farmingdale State College SUNY

 

  1. Margherita Berti, University of Arizona, “‘Small Teaching’ Ideas for Italian Language Courses”
  2. Alessia Colarossi, University of Florida, “Engagement: Understanding warm up activities within the classroom community”
  3. Alessandra Saggin, Columbia University, “The Images as a Powerful Tool to Spark Students’ Interest in the Classroom”

 

LEGGERE NON BASTA: LA LETTERATURA ITALIANA IN CLASSE I

 

Organizers: Marco Marino & Domenico Palumbo, Sant’Anna Institute

Chair: Marco Marino, Sant’Anna Institute

 

  1. Carla Jean Cornette, The Pennsylvania State University “Didattica della letteratura italiana in situ: A Case Study from Teaching Literature in a Study Abroad Program”
  2. Corrada B. Curry, Louisiana State University,Come Insegnare Al Meglio La Letteratura Italiana Agli Studenti Americani: Fra Il Classico E Il Moderno”
  3. Marina Melita, Marist College, “Confronting Difficult and Non-canonical Italian Texts, When Students Hate to Read”

 

MAKING TROUBLE IN ITALIAN STUDIES (Sponsored by the AAIS Queer Studies Caucus)

 

Organizers: Sergio Rigoletto, University of Oregon & Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

Chair: Sergio Rigoletto, University of Oregon

 

  1. Sole Anatrone, Vassar College & Julia Heim, University of Pennsylvania, “Smagliature verbali: the Radical Work of Translating Queer Texts / The Queer Work of Translating Radical Texts”
  2. Brian de Grazia, Modern Language Association, “The Politics of Professional Development in Italian Studies”
  3. John Champagne, Penn State University, Erie, “Fiume as Queer Failure”
  4. Roberto Ferrini, Yale University, “A Queer (Re)reading of Umberto Saba’s Ernesto”

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN ITALIAN OR ITALIAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

 

Organizers: Jonathan Hiller, Adelphi University, M. Marina Melita, Marist College, Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University

Chair: Jonathan Hiller, Adelphi University

 

  1. Niccolò Giambanco/Alexandra Rios, Arizona State University. Faculty Advisor: Antonella dell’Anna. “‘Buongiorno in Italia’, Student Radio Program”
  2. Alice Sansonetti, Arizona State University. Faculty Advisor: Serena Ferrando. “ Digital Environmentalism; New Links for Ecology, Spotlight: Puglia”
  3. Isabella Tagliaferri, University of Pennsylvania. Faculty Advisor: Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia. “ I cappuccini la mattina e non la sera”
  4. Achal Thakore, University of Arkansas. Faculty Advisor: Ryan Calabretta-Sajder.

“Schizoanalyzing Mafiosa Femininity: An Endeavor into a Post-Gendered Analysis”

 

 

5 – 6:30PM  (9)

 

ROUNDTABLE: IERI, OGGI, DOMANI: LUIGI BALLERINI COME POETA

 

Organizer: Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

Chair: Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University

 

Participants:

 

  1. Beppe Cavatorta, University of Arizona
  2. Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY
  3. Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University

 

MEMORY OF CAPTIVITY IN 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY ITALIAN CULTURE II

 

Organizers: Elena Bellina, University of Rochester & Alessandra Montalbano, University of Alabama

Chair: Elena Bellina, University of Rochester

 

  1. Mattia Roveri, New York University, “Forced to Serve, Free to Write: Military Service and Literature in the 1970s-80s”
  2. Francesca Zambon, Brown University, “Prison and Literature: Captivity and Resistance in Goliarda Sapienza and Patrizia Vicinelli”
  3. Amanda J. Recupero, Cornell University, “Unconscious Testimony: The Mute Body in Quaderni di Serafino Gubbio

 

MOVING SUBJECTS: BODIES, SPACES, AND AGENCY II

 

Organizers: Giuliano Migliori, The Ohio State University & Alessia Martini, The University of the South

Chair: Giuliano Migliori, The Ohio State University

 

  1. Gina Mangravite, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “From ‘Spaesamento’ to ‘Smarginatura’: bodies of disability in the works of Anna Maria Ortese and Elena Ferrante”
  2. Julia Okolowicz, University of Warsaw, “Il silenzio del puma. Alonso e i visionari di Anna Maria Ortese”
  3. Isabella Livorni, Columbia University, “Recording subaltern interiorities: metrica chiusa and ‘lyric field recordings’ of ethnographic subjects in Amelia Rosselli’s Variazioni belliche

 

 

MADNESS AND DISABILITY IN ITALIAN STUDIES

 

Organizer & Chair: Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas

 

  1. Claudia Consolati, The University of the Arts, “Female Mystical Madness in the Italian Cinema of the 2000s”
  2. Daria Bozzato, Gettysburg College, “Madness, Violence, and Marginalization in C’era una volta la città dei mattiby Marco Turco”
  3. Elisabetta D’Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology “Darsi a “La pazza gioia” (2016) o della solidarietà come percorso di liberazione dalla ‘realtà’”

ROUNDTABLE: GLOBAL ITALY: CIRCULATION IN FILM, TELEVISION, AND OTHER MEDIA II

Organizers: Giacomo Manzoli, Università di Bologna, Dana Renga, The Ohio State University, & Massimo Scaglioni, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore                                                    Chair: Dana Renga, The Ohio State University

Participants

  1. Amy Boylan, University of New Hampshire
  2. Giacomo Manzoli, Università di Bologna
  3. Luca Peretti, The Ohio State University
  4. Sergio Rigoletto, University of Oregon
  5. Monica Seger, William and Mary

DOCUMENTING THE ITALIAN DIASPORA III

 

Organizers: Diana Iuele-Colilli, Laurentian University, & Christine Sansalone, Laurentian University

Chair: Christine Sansalone, Laurentian University

 

  1. Diana Iuele-Colilli, Laurentian University, “Integrating Italian Diaspora Studies into the Curriculum”
  2. Salvatore Bancheri, University of Toronto, “Per una lettura linguistico-educativa di Non mi marito per procura di Lina Riccobene”
  3. Simone Casini, University of Toronto Mississauga, “Italiano e altre lingue in contatto: questioni di creatività semiotica”

 

WHAT PRESENT FOR THE RESISTANCE? II

Organizers: Daniele Biffanti, Stanford University & Franco Baldasso, Bard College
Chair: Franco Baldasso, Bard College

  1. Philip Cooke, University of Strathclyde – Glasgow “ ‘Report of its death are greatly exaggerated’. The 25 April  in Contemporary Italy”
  2. Silvia Raimondi, Johns Hopkins University “Between past and present: the legacy and the evolution of the concept of Resistance”
  3. Enrico Zammarchi, Ohio State University “‘If I see a black dot, I shoot it on sight!’: Italian Rap Between Anti- and Neo-Fascisms”

VISUAL CULTURE IN POSTWAR ITALY I

 

Co-Organizers & Chairs: Tenley Bick, Florida State University & Magazzino Italian Art,

Jonathan Mullins, University of Southern California, & Joseph Perna, New York University

 

  1. Jonathan Mekinda, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Rethinking Neorealism: From Architecture to Design”
  2. Tara Heffernan, University of Melbourne, Parkville, “An Embrace of the New: Piero Manzoni’s Interventions in Postwar Milanese Visual Culture”
  3. Elyssia Bugg, University of Melbourne, “Why don’t we try it with the world itself? The Performative Practice of Gilberto Zorio”
  4. Sally (Sarah Patricia) Hill, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka, “Disfigurements: Norms of ‘Abnormality’ in Post-war Italian Visual Culture”

 

ANATOMY OF AN ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO CREATE SUCCESSFUL FULLY-ONLINE COURSES IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

 

Organizers: Chiara Dal Martello, Arizona State University & Sandra Palaich, Arizona State University

Chair: Sandra Palaich, Arizona State University

 

  1. Daniela Bartalesi-Graf, Wellesley College: “Using Online “Affordances” to Maximize Students’ Learning”
  2. Chiara Dal Martello, Arizona State University: “Assessing Learning Outcomes in an Online Culture Course”
  3. Sandra Palaich, Arizona State University: “Input, Assessment, Feedback: Triangulating for Success in Online Courses”

 

6:45 – 8:15 PM (9)

 

MEMORY OF CAPTIVITY IN 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY ITALIAN CULTURE III

 

Organizers: Elena Bellina, University of Rochester, & Alessandra Montalbano, University of Alabama

Chair: Elena Bellina, University of Rochester

 

  1. Francesco Rabissi, University of Arizona, “Buongiorno, notte e la favola contrastata del cinema”
  2. Alessandra Montalbano, University of Alabama, “The Ransom Kidnapping Memoir”
  3. Eleanor Paynter, Ohio State University, “Witnessing Precarity: the Limits and Possibilities for Testimony in Migrant Camps”

 

 

MOVING SUBJECTS: BODIES, SPACES, AND AGENCY III

 

Organizers: Giuliano Migliori, The Ohio State University & Alessia Martini, The University of the South

Chair: Alessia Martini, The University of the South

 

  1. Giuliano Migliori, The Ohio State University, “Innocent Violence: Bodies and Power in the Neapolitan Banlieue in La paranza dei bambini
  2. Angela Fabris, University of Klagenfurt, “Verso il posthuman: spazi urbani e nuove forme di porosità in Il ragazzo invisibile (2014 e 2017) e Lo chiamavano jeeg robot(2015)”
  3. Erik Scaltriti, The Ohio State University, “Migrants Bodies and the Poetics of Emergency in Contemporary Italian Documentary”

 

PARAGONE REVISITED: ARTISTIC, LITERARY, AND PEDAGOGICAL COMPETITION AND RIVALRY ACROSS THE AGES

Organizer: XXX

Chair: Pierette Kulpa, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

 

  1. Pierette Kulpa, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, “Posthumous Paragone: The Reception of the Barberini’s Michelangelesque Marble in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”
  2. Elizabeth Keslacy, Miami University, Ohio, “Architecture’s Maternity: Claims of Authority in “Mother-of-the-arts” Rhetoric”
  3. Clelia Pozzi, Pratt GAUD, “Instantiating Change: The Brandi-Zevi Debate on Urban Preservation in Venice”

 

CULTURAL ADAPTATIONS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE, CINEMA, AND PERFORMING ARTS II

 

Organizers: Elena Bellina, University of Rochester & Letizia Bellocchio, University of Arizona

Chair: Maria Letizia Bellocchio, University of Arizona

                                  

  1. Maria Letizia Bellocchio, University of Arizona, “Intermedialità come contaminazione sistematica delle fonti in Luchino Visconti”
  2. Michael Edwards, Pennsylvania State University, “Questioning Intermedial Authority in Va Savior: Inspiration or Adaptation?”
  3. Irene Lottini, University of Iowa, “Una Traviata per il Sultano: Racconto e messa in scena in Harem Suare di Ferzan Özpetek”
  4. Claudio Annelli, Truman State University, “Accidental Adaptations, Moral Excavations: Ammaniti and D’Annunzio Go West”

 

VISUAL CULTURE IN POSTWAR ITALY II

 

Co-Organizers & Chairs: Tenley Bick, Florida State University & Magazzino Italian Art,

Jonathan Mullins, University of Southern California, & Joseph Perna, New York University

 

  1. Tenley Bick, Florida State University and Magazzino Italian Art Foundation
  2. Jonathan Mullins, University of Southern California
  3. Joseph Perna, New York University

 

LEGGERE NON BASTA: LA LETTERATURA ITALIANA IN CLASSE II

 

Organizers: Marco Marino and Domenico Palumbo, Sant’Anna Institute

Chair: Domenico Palumbo, Sant’Anna Institute

 

  1. Rossella Pescatori, El Camino College & Long Beach City College, L’uso della letteratura italiana in corsi di lingua per principianti”
  2. Nicholas Albanese, Texas Christian University, “La novella italiana: strategie per competenze linguistiche, interpretative e critico-analitiche nella generazione digitale”
  3. Domenico Palumbo, Sant’Anna Institute, “Dante ieri, oggi e domani: come insegnarlo?”

 

ROUNDTABLE: GAME-BASED LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR ITALIAN COURSES

 

Organizer & Chair, Margherita Berti, University of Arizona

 

Participants:

 

  1. Francesca Beretta, University of Texas at Austin
  2. Kelsey Guy, The University of Alabama
  3. Annachiara Mariani, University of Tennesse, Knoxville
  4. Emily Sposeto, University of Denver

 

TEACHING ITALIAN FOOD CULTURE

 

Organizer & Chair: Simona Bondavalli, Vassar College

 

Participants:

 

  1. Silvia Giorgini-Althoen, Wayne State University: “The magic of pasta”
  2. Francesca Paduano, Chapman University: “Alla scoperta dell’italiano e degli italiani…. mangiando mangiando!”
  3. Laura Renzoni, Università per Stranieri, Siena: “L’approccio del Linguistic Landscape: Esempi di applicazioni didattiche”
  4. Chiara De Santi, Farmingdale State College, SUNY: “Challenges and Successes in Teaching Food Culture and History.”
  5. Paola Moscarelli, Loyola Marymount University, “Vivere e morire di polenta tra letteratura e tradizione gastronomica italiana.”

 

ARE WE THERE YET? THE “NEXT GENERATION” OF ITALIAN GRADUATE STUDIES

Organizer and Chair: Lina Insana, U of Pittsburgh, 

 

Participants:

 

  1. Brian DeGrazia, MLA
  2. Lina Insana, U of Pittsburgh
  3. Giulia Riccò, U of Michigan

 

 

8:30PM – Final Banquet

Location: TBA