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Seminars and conferences in Italian Studies

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We are pleased to announce that our seminars will continue online (using MS Teams) from October 2021.

Unless otherwise stated, all seminars will take place on Wednesday 5-7pm. If you'd like to attend one of our events or register for the entire programme, please email Dr Federica Coluzzi or Dr Luca Peretti. The deadline for registration is 24 hours before the seminar. All welcome!

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Past Events in 2021/22

Term 1

Tuesday 24 November, 5 pm (Week 8): Dr Maria Pavlova (Warwick) will present her recently published book, Saracens and their World in Boiardo and Ariosto (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020). Respondent: Dr Marco Dorigatti (Oxford).

Wednesday 2 December, 5 pm (Week 9): Dr Shelleen Greene (UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television), 'Italian Third Worldism and the Revolutionary Moment: William Demby’s Congo vivo (1962)'.

Term 2

Wednesday 27 January, 5pm (Week 3): launch of The Reception of Aristotle's Poetics in the Italian Renaissance and Beyond: New Directions in Criticism. London: Bloomsbury, 2020. The editor, Dr Bryan Brazeau (Warwick), will present the volume in conversation with Professor Simon Gilson (Oxford).

Wednesday 10 February, 5.30pm (Week 5): Dr Anna Lanfranchi (University of Manchester), '"Requests continued to flow in": the translation rights market in Italy during and in the aftermath of the Second World War'.

Wednesday 10 March, 5.30pm (Week 9): Dr Elio Baldi (University of Amsterdam), 'One, No One and One Hundred Thousand Calvini: The Image of the Author in Criticism'.

Term 3

Thursday 29 April, 5pm (Week 1): Launch of Gender and Authority across Disciplines, Space and Time, ed. by Adele Bardazzi and Alberica Bazzoni (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Speakers: Dr Adele Bardazzi (University of Oxford) and Dr Alberica Bazzoni (ICI Berlin), Dr Ioulia Kolovou (University of Glasgow), Dr Rachel Morley (UCL) and Serian Carlyle (UCL), Dr Vanessa Lee (Linnaeus University, Sweden), Professor Tobe Levin von Gleichen (Harvard).

Respondent: Professor Maria do Mar Pereira (University of Warwick)

Wednesday 12 May, 5pm (Week 3): Luca Rastello: writer

Speakers: Andrea Brondino (University of Warwick), Luca Chiurchiù (University of Macerata), Cecilia Ghidotti (Loughborough University in London) and Lorenzo Marchese (University of L’Aquila).