Research Seminars 2011-2012



In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublin and and Italian at the University of Leeds

18 October 2011, 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm, Brookfield, G10, UCC

Igiaba Scego

Wherever I Lay My Hat: Case e culture in movimento nell’opera di Igiaba Scego

La scrittrice in conversazione con Alessandra Di Maio (Palermo)

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150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublin and the University of Florence

Prof. Simonetta Soldani (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

19 October 2011, 6.00 pm, West Wing 9, UCC

Italian Women and the Virtues of the Alphabet, 1860-1940

20 October 2011, 5.00 pm, Western Gateway Bldg G.04, UCC

Fratelli d'Italia: … e le sorelle?

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27 October 2011, 4.00 pm, ORB 2.55, UCC

PhD Research Forum

Marco Amici (PhD Candidate in Italian)

Some considerations on the historical novel of the new Millennium

Abigail Keating (PhD Candidate in Film Studies)

Corporeality and (Identity) Movement in Contemporary Cinematic Dublin

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10 January 2012, 4.00 pm, O'Rahilly Building 2.55

Prof. Loredana Polezzi (Warwick)

Imaging Africa: the role of illustrations in Italian accounts of colonial travels

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Tuesday 24 January 2012, 3.00-5.00 pm, ORB, CACSSS Research Seminar Room

Michelangelo Antonioni: Centenary Workshop

Paolo Bartoloni (NUIG), Matilde Nardelli (UCL), Laura Rascaroli (UCC), John David Rhodes (Sussex)

Followed by book launch:

Laura Rascaroli, John David Rhodes (Eds), Antonioni: Centenary Essays (London: BFI 2011)

From 24 January 2012

Dante Public Lecture Series

All lectures will take place at 7.30 pm in BOOLE LECTURE THEATRE 1 (except for Tuesday Jan 31 which will take place in Kane 19)

Tues January 24 - Professor Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (Trinity College Dublin) - 'Dante, Beckett and St. Erkenwald in Limbo'

Tues January 31 - Dr John Carey (UCC) - 'Dante's Irish Precursors'

Tues February 7 - Dr Matthew Treherne (University of Leeds/ Leeds Centre for Dante Studies) - 'Dante's Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society'

Tues February 14 - Professor Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin (Trinity College Dublin) - 'Rivers of Dante (On the Banks of my own Lovely Arno)

Tues February 21 - Professor Brendan Dooley (UCC) - 'Dante, What a Machiavellian!'

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3 February 2012

Italian Studies in Ireland Colloquium

Friday February 3, in the CACSSS Seminar Room, Ground Floor,

O'Rahilly Building, ORB G27, University College Cork

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4 February 2012

All welcome

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