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Identities in Motion

2015/2016 event:

Identities in Motion - Legacies and Representations of Mobility in Contemporary Italy

Venue: University of Warwick - Wolfson Research Exchange, University Library

4 March 2016, 14.00 - 21.00

Organizers: Gianmarco Mancosu and Gioia Panzarella

'Identities in motion' engages with recent trends in Modern Languages research, aiming to be a forum in which to discuss different methodologies and representational practices. In the context of discussing mobility, Italy offers an interesting case study due to the singularity of the colonial past, the complexity of the process of decolonization, the history of migration from and, in the more recent past, to Italy. All these historical and social phenomena need to be seen in a multi-disciplinary perspective that encourages a complex awareness of the different meanings of Italian identites and belonging.


14:00 Registration

14:15 Welcome

14.30 Aulò - Roma Postcoloniale. The director Simone Brioni (SUNY) in Skype conversation with Linde Luijnenburg (Warwick)

15.15 Legacies of Colonial Mobilities, with Valeria Deplano and Alessandro Pes (Cagliari)

16.15 Coffee break

16.30 Madrigne in un’unica partitura. Mia Lecomte (Compagnia delle poete) in conversation with Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff)

17.30 Italy, Islam and the Islamic World. In conversation with Charles Burdett (Bristol)

18.15 Round Table, with invited speakers and Transnationalising Modern Languages team

19.00 Final remarks and refreshments


20.00 'Queen of flowers and pearls', performance by Gabriella Ghermandi, Millburn House, Millburn Studio G55.


Identities in Motion on the TML news page link


IIM programme

Session for students (in Italian)
Thursday 3rd March - 6-8pm, Humanities Building, room H204
Ghermandi will give a short presentation followed by questions and answers.


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This event is

generously funded by

the Society for Italian StudiesSIS small logo

The Gabriella Ghermandi performance is generously supported by the 'Transnationalizing Modern Languages' project