Visibili rifatti: Early Modern Voices in the Contemporary World 29-30 June 2022

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Conference Organisers: Dr Ambra Moroncini (Sussex), Dr Aaron Kahn (Sussex), and Dr Daragh O’Connell (Cork) in collaboration with Prof. Peter Boxall (Sussex) and Prof. Brian Cummings (York)

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Day 1

Wednesday 29 June
10.30 – 11.00 Registration / Coffee / Welcome – Meeting House

First session 11 – 12.30 (Chair: Daragh O’Connell) – Meeting House

  • Dario Galassini (University of Cork, Centre for Dante Studies in Ireland): ‘Schooling Dante: the Influence of Commentators and Cultural Positions on Early Twentieth-Century Dantismo’
  • Claudia Rossignoli (University of St. Andrews): ‘From Theology to Fandom: Modelling Grace and Gender in Dante’s Cultural Legacy’
  • Eleonora Lima (Trinity College Dublin) and Luca Fiorentini (Sapienza Università di Roma): ‘Edoardo Sanguineti’s Laborintus II as a Dantean Palimpsest’

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch – Meeting House / outside

Second Session 13.30 – 15.00 (Chair: Aaron Kahn) – Meeting House

  • Marta Celati (University of Pisa): ‘Humanist Voices in Modern Political Thought: Linguistic and Cultural Transfer and Remodulation’ 
  • Flavia Jin (University of Glasgow): ‘Reading the Italian Renaissance through the Borgia Family’s Representations in the 21st Century
  • Ambra Moroncini (University of Sussex) and Olivia Santovetti (University of Leeds): ‘«L’inventare non è altro che un vero trovare». Early Modern and Modern Echoes in Elena Ferrante’s Writing’

15.00 -15.30 Coffee break – Arts A108

Third Session 15.30 – 17.00 (Chair: Ambra Moroncini) Arts A102 (LC 3/4)

  • Clara Santarelli (University of Bologna): ‘Dante and Amelia Rosselli: Reappropriating the Female Voice and Body’
  • Carlotta Moro (University of St. Andrews): ‘Female Voices in the Margins: Early Modern Women Writers and Contemporary Feminism’
  • Francesco Ventrella (University of Sussex): ‘Artemisia’s Feminist Resonance’

17.00-18.00 Arts A102 Guest Speaker: Prof. Daniela Caselli (University of Manchester): ‘Dante, Gender and Sexuality in Modernism’

19.30 Conference Dinner

Day 2

Thursday 30 June

11.00 –11.30 Morning coffee - Meeting House / outside

Fourth session 11.30 – 12.30  (Chair: Aaron Kahn) – Meeting House

  • Lorenza Gianfrancesco (University of Chichester): ‘From Benedetto Croce to Michele Rak: Reading Giambattista Basile’s The tale of tales in the 20th Century’
  • Alena Gašparovičová (Masaryk University), ‘And She Lived Happily Ever After: Finding Agency in Modern Adaptations of Cinderella’

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Meeting House / outside

Fifth session 13.30 – 14.30  (Chair: Andrew Hadfield) – Meeting House

  • Davide Dalmas (University of Turin): ‘Everything and «niento». Giovanni Testori and His Lifelong Relationship with Shakespeare: His 1970s Trilogy of the Scarozzanti
  • Gareth Wood (University College London), ‘El Caudillo’s Scottish Cousin: Macbeth with and without Francisco Franco’

14.30-15.00 Coffee break Arts 108

Sixth session 15.00 – 16.30  (Chair: Peter Boxall) – Arts A102 (LC 3/4)

  • Carla Almanza-Gálvez (National University of Ireland, Galway): ‘Re-writing the Classics: The Mexican Crack Generation, A Movement of Reaction and Resistance in the Mid-1990s’
  • Victoria Ríos Castaño (University of Coventry), ‘Fray Bernardino de Sahagún in Carmen Boullosa’s Fiction’
  • Aaron Kahn (University of Sussex), ‘Quixotic Wanderings and Picaresque Adventures: Carreteras secundarias (1996) by Ignacio Martínez de Pisón’

16.30 – 17.30 Arts 102 Guest Speaker: Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett (Queen’s University Belfast), British Shakespeare Association Director: “Made Visible, it will be Possible”: Shakespeare, World Cinema, and the Humanist Enterprise.

17.30 Wine Reception Arts 108


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