Da Sodoma a Gomorra | Programma conferenza 22-24 gennaio`09

Da Sodoma a Gomorra | Framing Crisis and Rebirth in Italian Cinema
(from the 1970s to the 2000s)

 

Provisional Programme/

 

Friday

10-11 Registration and coffee (graduate space)

Introduction and Welcome: (graduate space) Head of Department Dr. Jennifer Burns + Mariarita Martino Grisa’ & Dom Holdaway 

11-12.30 Parallel Session

         1a. Modes of RebirthGenre and popular cinema (graduate space) (Chair: tbc)

Uva, Christian – Italia Calibro 38

Delon, Nicoletta – Nostalgia & the 1970s Poliziesco: The Anatomy of the Myth and its Nation

Marklund, Anders – Reassuring Relationships? Romance and Family according to Popular Italian Cinema since the Millennium 

         1.b Nostalgia and Ambiguity: Between History & Memory (H403) (Chair:tbc)

Marchetti, Silvia – Italian (and “Other”) Cinema and the Shoah: Rebirth or Identity Crisis?

Caoduro, Elena – Nostalgia Canaglia: The Role of the Melancholic dimension in in Recent Italian Historical Films

Zamboni, Camilla – From Man to Musselman: Disruption Through Liminality in Lina Wertmuller’s Seven Beauties 

12.30-1.30 lunch (graduate space) 

1.30-2.30 Parallel session

      2a. Languages of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Cinema (H545) (Chair: Mariarita Martino Grisa’)

Carroli, Piera – ‘La sconosciuta’: Irena’s Vengeance and Reclaim

Marini, Alessandro – Ossessione e modernità in ‘Primo amore’ di Matteo Garrone 

      2b. Per ridere sul serio: Comedy and denuncia (H403) (Chair: Dom Holdaway)

Watters, Clare – ‘Fascisti su Marte’: Parodying the Past and Present

D’Amelio, Maria Elena –  Virzì e la favola nera. 

2.30-3.30 Keynote

      3. Prof. Vito Zagarrio (H058) 

3.30-4.00 Break – tea/coffee 

4.00-5.30 Plenary session

      4. Italian cinema: New Directions & Applications (H058) (Chair tbc)

The Mission of Cinemonitor – Electronic Link with ‘La Sapienza’.

Ceraolo, Francesco – Vittorio Storaro e l`Univisium. Una possibile nuova frontiera italiana per il cinema digitale

Serio, Adalgisa – “ Camera! Action: the tutor as facilitator”

5.30-6.30 drinks (Humanities Concourse)

6.30. film screening (tbc) 

 

Saturday

9.00-9.30 Registration/Coffee 

9.30-11.00 Parallel session

      5a. Adjusting the Focus: Pan-European Perceptions of Italy (H 545) (Chair: TBC)

Douglas, James – Configuring Alterity Migrations: A Third Cinema Approach in Gianni Amelio’s  ‘Lamerica’

Keating, Abigail – Italian Film in the Light of Transnationalism: Aesthetics, Representation, Space

Nastri, Manuela – Dalla lotta di classe all’autocrazia di una classe suprema. Il concetto di italianità all’estero, analisi di alcuni film presentati nell’ultimo decennio al festival di Cannes. 
 

      5b. The Real, Reality, Realisms (H052) (Chair: TBC)

Leonardo, Laura – ‘Crisis and re-birth or re-birth and crisis: Italian neo-neorealism.’

Calabretta-Sajder, Ryan – (title TBC)

Cori,Emiliano – Greek Tragedy, Screen Adaptation and Contemporary Reality: ‘Luna rossa’ by Antonio Capuano

11.00-11.30 coffee (Humanities Concourse) 

11.30 – 1.00 Plenary session

      6. Modes and Questions of impegno (H 545) (Chair: Jennifer Burns)

Antonello, Pier Paolo – Reading ‘Impegno’ (and Realism) Against the Grain: From Moretti to Sorrentino

D’Onofrio, Emanuele – Film Composers & Impegno in Contemporary Italian Cinema

Bieberstein, Rada – How to Recover the Real – Italian Cinema since the 1990s 

1.00-2.00 lunch (graduate space) 

2.00-3.30 Plenary session

      7. Constructing Cinematic Masculinities since the 1980s (H052) (Chair: tbc)

O’Healy, Áine – Masculinity, Abjection, and the Melancholic Autore: Portraits of the Filmmaker in Crisis

Pitt, Roger – ‘È difficile diventare grandi in Italia!’: The Traumas of Becoming in Nanni Moretti’s La stanza del figlio (2001)

O’Rawe, Catherine – Masculinity, Otherness and the Cinema of ‘Impegno’ 

3.30-4 tea/coffee 

4.00-5.30 Keynote

       8. BONDANELLA (Pauline Small as respondent) (H052) 

5.30-6.30 Drinks (Humanities Concourse)

 

7.30 dinner (Scarman House) 
 

Sunday 

9.00-9.30 Registration/Coffee 

9.30-11.00 Plenary session 

      9a. The Gendered Pro-Filmic Space: Possession, Confinement, Domesticity (H545)

                                                                  (Chair:tbc)

Andrews, Eleanor – Whose Place is it Anyway? Gendered Spaces in the work of Nanni Moretti 

Ballarotti, Valeria – Tutta casa e casino: Female Confinement in two Italian Fascist-themes Films from the 1970s. 

Baschiera, Stefano – Buongiorno notte: a petit bourgeois house in via Gradoli  
 

      9b. Re-evaluating Auteurist Art: Psychoanalytic Strains (H403) (Chair: Mariarita Martino Grisa’) 

Riccobono, Riccobono, Rossella – Crisi, morte e rinascita di una poetica cinematografica dell’ ’anima’: da 8e1/2 di Federico Fellini a Il caimano di Nanni Moretti. 

Benincasa, Fabio – Marco Bellocchio: decadenza e rinascita di un film-maker “ribelle” 

Russo, Paolo – “What power does to the human body”: Sadism and pornography in Pasolini’s Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom  
 

11-11.30 coffee (graduate space) 
 

11.30-1.00 Parallel session

      10a. Staging the Crisis from the Regional to the Global (H545) (Chair: tbc)

Marrone, Gaetana – Crisis Italian Style: Signs of Loss, Signs of Hope in 
Rosi`s `Diario napoletano`.

 St. Ours, Kathryn – The Sacred and the scatological, From Pasolini to Ciprì and Maresco

Winkler, Daniel – Glocalizing Italian Cinema: Vincenzo Marra & Roberta Torre  

      10b. Investigating the other: Italian Migration Cinema (H403) (Chair: tbc)  

Maraschin, Donatella – Il cinema del metissage in Italia 

Molinterno, Gino – Dancing for Identity in Andrea Barzini’s Passo a due (2005) 

Schrader, Sabine La fine dei sogni bucolici ovvero “Dicono che vengono gli albanesi”: E l’aura fai son vir (2005)  
 

1.00-2.00 lunch (graduate space) 
 

2.00- 2.30 Plenary session 
 

11. Prof. Small, Pauline – The new Italian film history (H545) (Chair: tbc) 
 

2.30-4.00/5.00 12. Closing panel discussion (grad space)

with Dr. Guido Bonsaver, Dr. Robert Gordon, Dr. Alan O’Leary & Dr. Catherine O’Rawe (H545)  (Chair: tbc)

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