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Terra e Mare | Land and Sea

Jan 13, 2017 - Jan 14, 2017

Italian Graduate Student Conference

Royce Hall room 306 & 314


Friday – January 13, 2017

3:00 – 3:15 PM: Welcome and Opening Remarks by Prof. Lucia Re
3:15 – 4:15 PM: Prof. Serenella Iovino’s lecture “Porous Landscapes of Land and Sea: A Volcanic Anti-Pastoral” and Q&A
4:15 – 4:30 PM: Coffee Break
4:30 – 5:30 PM: Panel I, “Contamination of Land and Sea.” Panel Chair: Prof. Ursula Heise

  • Sarah Cantor (UCLA), “The Myth of Sirens in Matilde Serao’s Leggende Napoletane
  • Paolo Chirumbolo (LSU): “Death by the Water: Industrial Landscapes in Contemporary Italian Filmmaking.”
  • Q&A

5:30 – 7:00 PM: Reception

Saturday- January 14, 2017

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Breakfast
10:00 – 11:15 AM: Panel II, “The Mediterranean Alternative.” Panel Chair: Rebecca Rosenberg (UCLA)

  • Emily Antenucci (NYU): “‘Un episodio del mare’: An Ecocritical Look at the Representation of Sicily in La Terra Trema
  • Silvia Caserta (Cornell): “A Narrative Mediterranean as a Counter-Movement to Globalization in Paolo Rumiz’s Il Ciclope
  • Melissa Melpignano (UCLA): “Mediterranean Relationscapes: Performing Models of Livability and Citizenship in the Choreography of Roberto Zappalà and Daniele Ninarello”
  • Q&A

11:15 – 11:30 AM: Coffee Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Prof. Roberto Dainotto’s lecture “Swept Away: A Short History of Sea and Forms” and Q&A
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 – 3:25 PM: Panel III, “Dynamics of Estrangement between Land and Sea.” Panel Chair: Prof. Claudio Fogu

  • Federica Di Blasio (UCLA): “Fuocoammare by Gianfranco Rosi: A Heterotopic Account of Migration”
  • Heloisa Rojas Gomez (European University Institute, Italy): “Home, Sea, and the Empire: Practices of Identity Change among Crimean Italians”

2:10 – 2:25 PM: Coffee Break

  • René Moehrle (Trier University, Germany): “Trieste: A Fascist Hotspot and Its Turnovers in the 19th and 20th Century”
  • Angela Zagarella (University of Oregon): “Sicily: Land of Heroes”
  • Q&A

3:25 – 3:40 PM: Coffee Break
3:40 – 4:35 PM: Panel IV, “The Symbolism of Land and Sea.” Panel Chair: Prof. Thomas Harrison

  • Andrea Capra (Stanford University): “‘Lasciami andare oltre al deserto, al mare’: il cammino marittimo di Carlo Michelstaedter”
  • Viola Ardeni (UCLA): “I frutti della terra: Fruit Consumption and Sexual Desire in Gianbattista Basile’s Le tre cedra and Edoardo Sanguineti’s L’amore delle tre melarance”
  • Q&A

4:35 – 4:50 PM: Closing remarks by Prof. John Agnew


Jan 13, 2017
Jan 14, 2017




Royce Hall 306 & 314
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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