Benvenuti!

Welcome to the Graduate Students’ Association of Italian Studies webpage.

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Thank you all – Grazie mille a tutti i partecipanti!

Click on the link below to see the Conference poster:

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Here below the final program of the Conference, May 5-6 2015

May 5, 2015

8:30 am Breakfast and coffee

9:00 am Opening remarks

9:15 am Keynote Speaker:

Jane Tylus, New York University

Saying Good-Bye in the Renaissance: On Being Human in Early Modern Italy

10:15 am Coffee break

10:30 am Sessione 1: L’uomo e il simbolo 

Chair: Paolo Frascà, University of Toronto

Sarah Rolfe-Prodan, Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Bridging Boundaries, Human and Divine: Material Culture and Religious Experience in Early Modern Italy

Johnny L. Bertolio, University of Toronto

Uccellacci e uccellini in una disputa letteraria del Cinquecento (Caro, Castelvetro et alii)

Sebastiano Bazzichetto, University of Toronto

Sun, Sand and Wheel: the Ticking of Baroque Man

12:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Sessione 2: L’uomo e la natura

Chair: Kathleen Gaudet, University of Toronto

Carlo Arrigoni, Columbia University

“Parenti Serpenti”: History and Nature in Gabriele D’Annunzio’s La Figlia di Iorio

Christina Vani, University of Toronto

Talking Animals “Talking” with Animals in Elsa Morante’s La Storia

Paolo Chirumbolo, Louisiana State University

La fabbrica disumana: il rapporto industria/uomo/paesaggio nel cinema documentario contemporaneo

3:15 pm Coffee break

3:30 pm Sessione 3: L’uomo e la società

Chair: Maurizio Scontrino, University of Toronto

Francesca Facchi, University of Toronto

“Non abdico, non dimentico, non muto”: l’impegno di Montale nelle bufere del secolo breve

Maria Pia Arpioni, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

Tra ‘pietà’ e ‘rivolta’: soggetto e alterità nella narrativa di Guido Piovene

Federica Ditadi, Università degli Studi di Padova

Il Novecento e la fine dell’Umanesimo. L’uomo come fine di Alberto Moravia

Matthew Griffith, University of Toronto

Poetry in the Digital Age

5:00 – 5:30 pm Closing remarks

6:30 – 9:00 pm Reception at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (by invitation)

May 6, 2015

8:30 am Breakfast and coffee 

9:00 am Opening remarks

9:15 am Keynote Speaker:

Enrico Cesaretti, University of Virginia

Human and Nonhuman Entanglements in Alessandra Sarchi’s Violazione

10:15 am Coffee break

10:30 am Sessione 4: L’uomo e il corpo

Chair: Sylvia Gaspari, University of Toronto

Giuliano Migliori, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Revisualizing the Human Body in Crialese’s Cinematic Narrative

Jessica Sciubba, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mediterranean Crossings: Abject Bodies and “Human Waste” in Emanuele Crialese’s Terraferma and Giovanni Maria Bellu’s I fantasmi di Portopalo

Letizia Tesi, University of Toronto

Le cose fondamentali: l’epistemologia del corpo di Tiziano Scarpa

12:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Sessione 5: Transhumanism

Chair: Giovanni Scarola, University of Toronto

Sara Boezio, University of Warwick

The Bodily Experience between Cognitive Science and Humanities: A Neuro-Humanistic Approach

Jana Vizmuller-Zocco, York University

The Self within the Other(s)? Transhumanism in Italian Science Fiction

3:30 pm Coffee break

3:45 pm Closing remarks by keynote speakers

4:45 pm Closing remarks by the Graduate Students’ Association of Italian Studies

Here you can find some info regarding our upcoming conference, our executive, our constitution and much more, including interesting events we organize throughout the academic year.

Stay tuned for updates!

Benvenuti nel sito web dell’Associazione dei Graduate Students del Dipartimento di Italian Studies presso l’Università di Toronto. Qui potrete trovare informazioni concernenti le nostre attività, le conferenze a venire, il nostro esecutivo e molto altro.

Rimanete sintonizzati con noi per ricevere futuri aggiornamenti!

 

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