Reminder – Il gattopardo will turn 60


As part of a week of events marking the 60th anniversary of the publication of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s Il gattopardo (1958, The Leopard 1960) a symposium, Sicily, Italy and the Supranational Cultural Imaginary, convened by Mark Nicholls, Gregoria Manzin and Annamaria Pagliaro, will be taking place at the University of Melbourne on November 12-14, 2018. The convenors are therefore calling for papers on any aspect of the novel, Luchino Visconti’s 1963 film or interdisciplinary discussion of the political, social and cultural contexts related to them. Particularly welcome are also papers that consider what Il gattopardo and the discourse surrounding it has to say about trans-historical issues of political and social unity and cohesion in the face of contemporary cultures of ideological fragmentation, digital age tribalism, devolution and identity politics. The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 June 2018; the organisers are happy to receive them earlier. Possible topics include ….. · The literary influences of Tomasi di Lampedusa and his circle
· Sicily, its history, art, literature, theatre, cinema and music
· Sicilian historical fiction
· Literary adaptation
· Translation
· The Risorgimento
· Ancient, Classical, Norman and Early Modern Sicily
· Sicilian politics, crime and the church
· The North-South Divide and Twentieth century Italy
· Military landings and foreign occupations in Sicily across the centuries and their socio-political consequences
· Local, national and supranational: Sicily, contemporary Italy and Europe

Proposals for 20 minute papers in English should be submitted to Agnese Bresin  by 30 June 2018.

Further enquiries:
Mark Nicholls, University of Melbourne
Gregoria Manzin, La Trobe University
Annamaria Pagliaro, Monash University

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