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Series of seminars run by the community of PhD students in Italian Studies.

CALENDAR for Academic Year 2016/2017


26 April 2017 - 5.00 to 6.00 - room H.357

Beyond the written text: literature, cinema and media encounters

- Marco Bellardi (University of Birmingham): The cinematic mode in fiction
- Fabrizio Di Maio (University of Birmingham): Wu Ming’s Engagement in the 21st Century Transmedia Culture

Chair: Linde Luijnenburg (University of Warwick)


14 March 2017 - 5.30 to 18.30 - room H 4.01

Poetics and Epigraphy in Sixteenth-century Italy

- Nicolò Magnani (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa): Some metrical problems in Gian Giorgio Trissino’s Poetica
- Paloma Perez Galvan (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, Warwick): Giacomo Mazzocchi and the various annotated copies of the Epigrammata antiquae Vrbis

Chair: Dr Giacomo Comiati (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, Warwick)

7 February 2017 - 5.30 p.m. - room H 2.44

PhD in Modern Languages. What's next? (practical session)

- Dr Martina Piperno (Italian Studies) on Publication strategies after your PhD

- Dr Giacomo Comiati (Italian Studies) on Postdoc and job applications


6 December 2016 - 5.00 p.m. - room H5.22

Re-framing collective iconographies

- Dr Valentina Abbatelli (Italian Studies): The Representation of Katharine Hepburn in Newspapers and Magazines of the Ventennio

- Silvia Magistrali (Film and Television Studies ): Re-framing collective iconographies. The archives of Rizzoli- Corriere della Sera

16 November 2016 - 5.00 p.m. - room H3.02

Italy Across (Post) Colonialism

- Mary Jane Dempsey (Italian Studies ): Involuntary Pioneers: Maternity and Migration in Postcolonial Italy

- Gianmarco Mancosu (Italian Studies): Representing Italian Colonial Mobility between Fascism and the Republic

Chair: Gioia Panzarella 

CALENDAR for Academic Year 2015/2016


23 May 2016 - 5.00 pm - room H0.05

San Zanipolo and Saint Petersburg. Venetian Rediscoveries in Art

Fabio Franz (History of Art): Imperial, princely and bourgeois treasures. Venetian Old Masters Connoisseurship in 1860s Saint Petersbur.

Stefano Colombo (History of Art): Leonardo Loredan in Santi Giovanni e Paolo: Rethinking the Funerary Memory in Early Seventeenth-Century Venice.

5 May 2016 - 5.00 pm - room H3.05

Nicholas Fontana (Italian Studies): Ariosto’s Reusing of Martial

Alex Hoare (Italian Studies): Man or Monkey? Pietro Aretino’s Subversive Dedicatory Practice

Chair: Paola Roccella


10 March 2016 - 5.00 p.m. - room H3.22, Humanities Building

Print Centres and Peripheries in late Sixteenth-Century Italy: Reuses and Republications from Venice

Rebecca Carnevali (Renaissance Centre)

Chair: Dr Anna Pegoretti (Warwick, SMLC, Italian)

18 January 2016 - 5.15 p.m. - room H4.45, Humanities buidling

Networks of Geographical Knowledge in Early Modern Europe 

Gloria Moorman (Renaissance centre), 'Publishers at the Intersection of Cultures: the significance of Italo-Dutch contacts in the creation process of Joan Blaeu’s Theatrum Italiae 1663'.

Sara Miglietti (Johns Hopkins University), '(Re)thinking climate in early modern Europe: tradition and innovation'.

Chair: Ovanes Akopyan (Warwick Renaissance Centre)

PAST EVENTS (organized by Gioia Panzarella and Giacomo Comiati)

25 February 2014 - 6 p.m. - room H3.45
Linde Luijnenburg, Linde Luijneburg, The Grotesque as a Multifunctional Tool. Deconstructing the Imperial Narrative in Two Commedie by Ettore Scola
Goffredo Polizzi, The Art of change. Goliarda Sapienza's The Art of Joy as a Postcolonial Novel
Chair: Gioia Panzarella

30 April 2014 - 5 p.m. - room H4.03
Alessandro Metlica, (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Storia di una sconfitta culturale. Il libertinismo italiano nei secoli XVII-XVIII
Chair: Giacomo Comiati

21 May 2014 - 5.30 p.m. - room H4.03
Elio Baldi, The author as frame: Italo Calvino in the context of literary criticism
Maria Belova, Giovanni Raboni as a translator: Reflecting Baudelaire's modernità
Chair: Valentina Abbatelli

13 October 2014 - 6 p.m. - room H3.55
Tommaso De Robertis (University of Parma, Italy), Aristotle or Machiavelli? Ancient philosophy within Machiavelli's political thought
Chair: Giacomo Comiati

30 October 2014 - 6 p.m. - room H4.03
'Italian XX century literary experiences between fantastic and childhood fiction'
Valentina Abbatelli, Always arguing with pictures. Translators-illustrators of Uncle Tom's Cabin under Italian Fascism
Paola Roccella, Fantastic hybridizations: human, animal and textuality in post-WWII Italian literature
Chair: Elio Baldi

1 December 2014 - 6:15 p.m. - room H3.55
Giulia Brecciaroli, Milan and Turin in 1960s and 1970s Italian Crime Fiction. A Comparative Analysis on Giorgio Scerbanenco and Fruttero & Lucentini
Georgia Wall, Italian-ness and notions of success in migration: case studies of celebrities in the British-Italian community
Chair: Maria Belova

5 February 2015 - 6 p.m. - room H0.02
Leila Zammar (Warwick Renaissance Centre), Bernini as a man of theatre and his contribution in the staging of Chi soffre, speri (Rome, Palazzo Barberini, 1639)
Matt Coneys, The Book of John Mandeville in Italy: reconstructing a readership
Chair: Sara Boezio

4 March 2015 - 6 p.m. - room H0.60
Simone Varriale, (IAS / Department of Sociology, Warwick), Globalisation, Distinction and Aesthetic Identity: the Emergence of Pop Music Criticism in Italy
Chair: Elio Baldi

21 April 2015 - 6 p.m. - room H4.22/4
Gioia Panzarella and Kate Willman, Literature on TV? Masterpiece and its winners
Chair: Cecilia Ghidotti (Università di Bologna)

24 November 2015 - 6 p.m. - room H0.43
Kayoko Ichikawa, The Role of Pictorial Narrative in the Formation of Sienese Identity c.1260
Chair: Rebecca Carnevali (Warwick Renaissance Centre)


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