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International Early Career Research Fellowships at the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions

Opportunity600x250As part of its international research collaboration, the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions will fund excellent international Early Career Researchers in the field to visit one or more of the Australian nodes for a period of two months in 2015-16 to work with members of the Centre on a research program of their choice. Since the object of the Early Career International Research Fellowships is primarily to promote collaborative research, the Fellows will not be required to undertake any undergraduate teaching but will be required to deliver at least one paper or lecture.

Fellows will be provided with a return airfare from their home to Australia, accommodation and a contribution to living costs for their stay in Australia, and travel between Australian nodes of the Centre.

For further details on eligibility and how to apply (by 31 Oct 2014), click HERE.


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Burning emotions: Giovanni Tarantino at the Museo Italiano, Thursday 25 September 2014, at 6.30 pm

image001For about ten years now there has been talk of history having taken an “emotional turn”. If the scholars of the Annales School were aiming to write history from the bottom up, the historians of emotions aim “to write history from the inside out”. They try to recover the history of men and women’s subjectivity, focusing on diaries, private correspondence, gravestones, memorial monuments, ballads, relics, clothes, recipes, textiles, and visual sources. In Burning Emotions: Concepts, challenges, cases for the History of Emotions, a talk at the Museo Italiano in Carlton on Thursday 25 Sept at 6.30 pm, Giovanni Tarantino, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne, will discuss how different attempts to extinguish a fire consuming a multi-storey pagoda as represented in a late 18th century Japanese hanging silk scroll recently added to the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts reveal how cultural differences and cultural encounters deeply affected early modern emotional (and technical) responses to burning cityscapes and the enduring memories associated with them.

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Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-22

italian-language-courses-300x240OK, guys, your starter for 10. Fill in the blank in the following sentence: ‘Chiuse l’impannata, e stette un momento in forse, se dovesse condur l’impresa a termine, o lasciar Renzo in guardia de’ due birri, e correr dal capitano di giustizia, a render conto di ciò che accadeva. ” Ma “, pensò subito, ” mi si dirà che sono un buon a nulla, un …….. , e che dovevo eseguir gli ordini. Siamo in ballo; bisogna ballare. Malannaggia la furia! ” Need help? Concetta will provide it…

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Emotional geographies of Italian transnational spaces

Francesco Ricatti   University of the Sunshine Coast

CSR 19(2)The new issue of Cultural Studies Review (volume 19 issue 2) includes a section I have co-edited with Maurizio Marinelli on Emotional geographies of the uncanny: reinterpreting Italian transnational spaces. Our aim was to read transnational spaces constructed and inhabited by Italian migrants and settlers to Australasia as emotional spaces of uncanny perceptions, memories, narratives and identities. Drawing inspiration from the Freudian suggestions about the uncanny (das unheimliche), and later interpretations by Heiddeger, Derrida, Kristeva, Bhabha, Žižek, and Ahmed, we refer to the uncanny as the emotional reaction to something that is, at the same time, familiar and unfamiliar, homely and unhomely. The uncanny then becomes an aesthetic frame through which experiences of migration and colonialism can be read and interpreted. Continue reading

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Il Paroliere: Italian word of the week – 6

Joseph and Potiphar's wife. Photo: Paolo Picciati

Joseph and Potiphar’s wife. Photo: Paolo Picciati

La politica italiana ti puzza? La sola menzione dei banchieri mondiali ti spinge ad una sequela di vituperi senza freni? Il comportamento della moglie di Potifarre ti è sempre sembrato eccessivo se non addirittura riprovevole? Allora Brigid Maher ha una parola per te, nel Paroliere 6 (SBS ha saltato il numero 5) di stamattina…

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News from the journals – May

The latest issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies (2013, no.2) is a special issue with the title ‘Mediating the Risorgimento’. rmis20.v018.i02.coverIts focus is the way in which historical figures and the events in which they played central parts were represented and shaped by the media of the time – painting, photography, opera, theatre and panoramas. The most recent issue of Modern Italy (2013, 1) has an interesting set of articles on Italian cinema, in particular an analysis of the relation between the (pre-Grillo) commedia all’italiana and the other media of the 1960s, especially advertising. Revisiting Modern Italy‘s 2012 issues, two contributions to topics which have since appeared in our posts deserve highlighting in case they have been missed. Penny Morris, Francesco Ricatti and Mark Seymour edited a special issue on ‘Italy and the Emotions’ (2012, vol.17, no.2) which contains inter alia an explanation of Tottimania and its wider significance.  And for those captivated by Caterina Sinibaldi’s post on translating Alice during the Fascist period, Jomarie Alano (2012, vol.17, no.1) examines another story for children which, conceived in 1938 as a contribution to anti-Fascism, also has a decidedly non-conforming protagonist: Ada Gobetti’s Storia del gallo Sebastiano. 

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Blogs we like #1

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Catherine Kovesi has made the great suggestion that we should signal other blogs that are likely to interest ACIS followers. For example, she points out that Jill Burke’s blog on Renaissance topics (art and bodies in particular), is well worth following. Pulcinellapasta, linking food, history and art, is also very enjoyable and informative. And for those interested in the history of the emotions, the blog of the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions (University of London) has a lot of resources which complement the work of the ARC-funded Centre for the History of the Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (no blog but full details of research and activities on the centre’s website). I’d be delighted if you could share your knowledge of other relevant blogs by emailing me the basic details with the site addresses and I will put them into a regular ‘Blogs we like’ post – and you can find links to all the recommended blogs under Blogroll at the bottom of this page. Food, football, films; cities, clothes, crime (fiction); rituals, rulers, rappers ….. we will cover them all and more. (DM)

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