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Research Activities, 2014-2015

Programme of Research Events in the Department of Italian, 2014-2015

FREE IMAGE-NO REPRO FEE. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC. At the presentation of the Special Issue of Modern Language Notes, dedicated to the memory of the late Prof. Eduardo Saccone: Dr Silvia Ross, H.E. Giovanni Adorni Braccesi Chiassi, Michele Ronchi Stefanati, first recipient of the Professor Eduardo Saccone PhD Scholarship in Italian Literature, Margaret Saccone, Dr Mark Chu.


Research Events, 2014-2015

Semester 1

Wednesday, 17 September, 17:00, ORB 2.55

'"You Can Only Have One Mammy"Gaja Cenciarelli in conversation with William Wall on translating Brendan O'Carroll'.

All welcome.


Friday, 17 October, 19:00, Bishopstown Library

"Un romanzo, un premio e la societa' italiana": an evening with Italian writer, Alessandro Perissinotto, and Stefano Petrocchi, Director of the Fondazione Bellonci (promoter of the Premio Strega).


In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Dublino, Cork City Libraries, the Società Dante Alighieri, Cork, and the Associazione Culturale Irlanda Italiana.

All welcome. Tickets can be obtained from the Lending Desk at the Bishopstown Library.


Tuesday, 21 October, 18:00, Boole 2

Dr Mark Davie, Honorary University Fellow, University of Exeter

“Messages from the Stars: On Translating Galileo's Italian” (2014 is the 450th anniversary of Galileo’s birth). In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublino, and Trinity College Dublin. All welcome.


In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Dublino and the Department of Italian, Trinity College Dublin.

All welcome.


20-25 October 2014 XIV edizione della Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo: “Scrivere la nuova Europa: editoria italiana, autori e lettori nell’era digitale”


Wednesday, 22 October, 18:00, WW9

Prof. Giuliana Fiorentino, Università degli Studi del Molise

“La stampa italiana e l’italiano digitale”. All welcome.

Thursday, 23 October, 10:00-12:00, ORB G.41

Prof. Giuliana Fiorentino, Università degli Studi del Molise

“'Wild language' goes web: new writers and old problems in the elaboration of the written code”. Students and staff of the Department of Italian.

Thursday, 23 October, 18:00. CASILAC, ORB 1.24

Prof. Giuliana Fiorentino, Università degli Studi del Molise

“Creative writing with ICT (with special reference to Italian)”

Students and staff of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.


Friday, 24 October, 16:30, Staff Common Room

Presentation of the Special Issue of Modern Language Notes, “In Memoriam: Eduardo Saccone (1938–2008)”, edited by Silvia Ross and Mark Chu. The presentation by Prof. Terence O’Reilly and Dr Daragh O’Connell will be made in the presence of members of the Saccone family and of the Italian Ambassador, S.E. Giovanni Adorni Braccesi Chiassi.

All welcome.

Photos from the event by Tomás Tyner, posted by Italian Department, University College Cork.


Thursday 13 November, 18:00, WW9

Prof. Áine O’Healy, Loyola Marymount University

“Irregular Migration in Contemporary Cinema: Constructing Lampedusa as Europe’s Southern Frontier”

All welcome.


Monday, 1 December, 14:00, ORB 1.24

Dott. Andrea Raimondi, UCC

"General Linguistic Trends and Exceptions in Contemporary Piedmontese Narrative"

All welcome.

Semester 2

Tuesday, 20 January - Tuesday, 17 February

V Dante Public Lecture Series

All welcome.


Saturday, 28 February

VIII Annual Graduate Conference in Italian Studies


Tuesday, 24 March

Dr Mark Chu, UCC

"Murder and Ethics in Recent Italian Crime Fiction", a public lecture presented as part of the 12th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.

All welcome.


Thursday, 26 March

Prof. David Ward, Wellesley College

"Stranger than Fact: Postmodern Narrative and Terrorism in Contemporary Italian Critical Debate"

All welcome.


Wednesday, 27 May

Dr Ursula Fanning, UCD

All welcome.

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