Research Seminars 2010-2011




Italian at UCC invites you to the following research seminars, conferences, events and presentations for the academic year 2010-2011. The calendar will be updated regularly.


Teaching Term 1


Saturday, 16 October 2010, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., ORB 1.01

Alberto Moravia: nuovi approcci per il terzo millennio - An International Conference

Conference webpage


Monday, 18 October 2010, 3.00 p.m., O'Rahilly Building 1.24

Prof. Marilyn Migiel (Cornell University)

Can the Lower Classes Be Wise? (For The Answer, See Your Translation of the Decameron )

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Friday, 29 October 2010, 2.00-5.00 p.m., O'Rahilly Building G.46

Postgraduate Research Day: research papers by final-year doctoral candidates in Italian and in Film Studies at UCC

  1. Ms Jill Murphy, A Run through the Imaginary Museum: Video as Archival Tool in Jean-Luc Godard's 'Histoire(s) du cinéma'
  2. Mr Aidan Power, Another Man's Vine: A microcosmic look at travel and diaspora in French cinema
  3. Dott. Alessia Risi, Narrative Post-Noir? Some Considerations about the Genre and Grazia Verasani's Writing


Thursday, 4 November 2010, 5 p.m., ORB 2.55

Dr Adalgisa Giorgio (University of Bath)

Contemporary Women's Narratives on Naples: Beyond the Postmodern

A seminar jointly organised with Women’s Studies at UCC

Monday, 8 November 2010, 3 p.m., Brookfield 1.21

Prof. Davide Papotti (Università di Parma)

A Geographical Approach to Migration Literature


Monday, 8 November 2010, 5 p.m., Seomra Caidrimh

Book Launch: Silvia Ross's Tuscan Spaces: Literary Constructions of Place

presented by Davide Papotti


Teaching Term 2


Tuesday 18 January 2011, 4 pm, ORB 2.55

Prof. Ellen Nerenberg (Wesleyan University)

Disturbing Italian Landscapes: Gender, Horror, Law, and Order in Dario Argento

A seminar jointly organised with Film Studies at UCC



Dante Lecture Series

VENUE:  BOOLE LECTURE THEATRE 2, UCC
TIME:     Tuesdays 7.30

  1. 25 January - Prof Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (Trinity College, Dublin), Dante and Justice
  2. 1 February - Prof Catherine O'Brien (NUI Galway), Dante and Cacciaguida
  3. 8 February - Prof John C. Barnes (University College Dublin), Dante and War
  4. 15 February - Dr Daragh O'Connell (University College Cork), Dante's Silent Ship
  5. 22 February - Prof Terry O'Reilly (University College Cork), Dante and Beatrice


Saturday, 5 February 2011

Graduate conference in Italian Studies

Keynote speaker: Dr Charles Burdett (University of Bristol), Chairperson, Society for Italian Studies

Conference webpage


Monday, 7 March 2011, 4 pm, ORB 1.24

Dr Ivelise Perniola (Università degli Studi Roma III)

The Return of the Real in Contemporary Italian Cinema

A seminar jointly organised with Film Studies at UCC


Saturday, 19 March 2011 (venue TBD)

Dante Day

Dr Claire Honess and Dr Mattthew Treherne, Directors, Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, University of Leeds


Thursday, 24 March 2011, 5 p.m., ORB 2.55

Italian Writers in the UK and Ireland: Marcello Fois

In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture - Dublin

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Thursday, 12 May 2011, 3 p.m., ORB 3.03

Inferno d'amore: A Mystery Reading in Italian by Giampaolo Simi

In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture - Dublin

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All welcome

For information contact Dott Laura Rascaroli (tel. 490 2471, lr@ucc.ie) or Italian at UCC (tel. 490 2335)


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