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Cfp: Gendered Revisions panel, AATI 2016 Conference, Naples, 22-27 June

Patrizia Sambuco   Monash University

aati_bannerRevisions and rewriting of narratives, be they literary, historical, national, transnational or personal, are part of the shaping of individual and collective memory; they challenge established knowledge through alternative readings. The panel Gendered Revisions at the AATI 2016 Conference in Naples, 22-27 June 2016, invites papers on the revision of cultural heritage, historical events, and personal memory in Italian modern and contemporary culture. Topics at the junction of cultural memory and gender studies and addressing cultural heritage, trauma and nostalgia as rewriting of the past are particularly welcome.

Please send an abstract of 200-300 words, plus a brief bio, to Patrizia Sambuco by 28 January.

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Spunti e Ricerche, vol. 30, 2015

Spunti cover 2015The publication of vol. 30 (2015) of Spunti e Ricerche, ‘The Shaping of Memory’, is imminent. It contains articles by Mirna Cicioni (Telescopes, Microscopes and Film Reels: Memory and History in Three Testimonies of Jewish Childhoods in Italy, 1938-45), Rossella Riccobono (‘Il filo di Arianna’: La stanza del figlio and the Healing Value of Nanni Moretti’s Cinema of Poetry), Sergio Russo (Un’indagine nella memoria: Per una lettura de Il soffio della valanga di Santo Piazzese), Sonia Floriani (Verso la costruzione di una memoria postcoloniale italiana? Linee di analisi fra letteratura e sociologia) and Maria Sergi (From Raw Emotions to Narrative Transformations: A psychoanalytic interpretation of the horse trope in Gianna Manzini’s narrative), plus book reviews by Patrizia Sambuco, Stephen Kolsky, Michela Barisonzi, Brian Zuccala and Antonio Pagliaro. For information on how to order a copy contact Antonio Pagliaro.

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Tu? Lei? Voi? Loro? Memoria e insulto

13/03/2015 Roma. Libri Come, sesta edizione dedicata alla scuola. La serata inaugurale con Umberto Eco

Su La Repubblica del 14 settembre,  e in estratto online nella sezione dell’Huffington Post, Umberto Eco tratta il tema Tu, Lei, la memoria e l’insulto in una lectio magistralis fatta di storia (e la crescente ignoranza della storia), memoria e pronomi personali. Osserva il passaggio contemporaneo dall’uso del Lei al Tu onnipresente e ne traccia i connotati culturali.

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Spunti e Ricerche: further call for papers for 2015 issue on Memory

UnknownSpunti e Ricerche has space for articles in its next issue (vol. 30, 2015). The theme is ‘Memory’ and contributions regarding the topic, in the broad context of Italian Studies – Literature, History, or Cinema, are welcome. Original unpublished papers in Italian or English, ready for peer-review, should be sent electronically in Word (MLA style) before 31 July to any of the following Editorial Board members: Tony Pagliaro, Carolyn James, Annamaria Pagliaro or Raffaele Lampugnani. They will also be able to provide any further information required.

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MUSICAL MIGRANTS: PICTURES AND STORIES FROM THE LUCANIAN COMMUNITY IN MELBOURNE

Welcome_HD copy_smallWith the collaboration of the Federazione Lucana, the Museo Italiano (199 Faraday Street, Carlton, Vic 3053) has organised an exhibition and a series of musical and cultural events based on the music and migrants from the Lucanian community in Melbourne, to take place in the second half of August and accompanied by the publication of a special issue of the Italian Historical Society Journal.

Exhibition: 16 August – 12 October 2013

15 August, 6.30pm. Exhibition launch. Music and traditional finger food evening.

Introduction to the exhibition – Alison Rabinovici, curator and musicologist.

Traditional music from Lucania – Davide Ierardi, harp.

Music of the Lucanian migrant community – Sue Hull and and her band Susy Blue.

20 August, 6,30pm. Book launchItaly in Australia’s Musical Landscape, edited by Linda Barwick and Marcello Sorce Keller (Lyrebird Press, 2012).

The book brings together essays tracing the diverse origins of the musical practices of Australia’s Italians and the subsequent influence of commercial music, government policies, and ongoing transnational relationships with family and paesani. Ivano Ercole will launch the book; the launch is supported by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

30 August, 6.30pm. Music from the Lucanian tradition.

Historical presentation with music played by Davide Ierardi (harp) and Carlo Donnoli (accordion).

Free events – RSVP essential: ihs@coasit.com.au; 9349 9021

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Nasce l’Archivio degli iblei

Chiara Ottaviano   Cliomedia Officina

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E’ online il portale dell’Archivio degli Iblei.  Gli Iblei comprendono i paesi del sud-est della Sicilia fra il ragusano e il siracusano, e l’iniziativa dell’archivio online è nata all’interno del Progetto Terramatta, il cui primo prodotto è stato il film documentario Terramatta; Il Novecento italiano di Vincenzo Rabito analfabeta siciliano. Il film, tratto dal libro quasi omonimo del chiaramontano Vincenzo Rabito (Einaudi, 2007), è stato presentato nella scorsa edizione della Mostra internazionale del cinema di Venezia e ha ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti, tra cui il Nastro d’Argento 2013 come miglior documentario italiano dell’anno. Lo si potrà vedere a Melbourne il prossimo 3 dicembre in una serata organizzata dall’Istituto italiano di cultura e ad Adelaide nell’ambito del Convegno ACIS, dove Terramatta sarà anche tema di un panel.

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Portelli, ‘a life in progress and the stories of oral history’

Francesco Ricatti   University of the Sunshine Coast

Harlan CountyAlessandro Portelli recently retired from his position as Professor of American Literature at the University of Rome La Sapienza. Portelli has been highly influential in the development of oral history. Follow the link to listen his recent lecture at Royal Holloway University of London, which marked the launch of the Public History Centre. In it, Portelli highlights some of the experiences that have contributed to the development of his oral history methodology. Continue reading

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