Ottocentismi

‘Ottocentismi’, or the  Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies, aims to promote an interdisciplinary study of Italian culture from 1790 to 1915. It provides a forum for scholars interested in nineteenth-century Italy, both for its high- and low-brow cultures, in the absence of an already established platform of scholarly interaction specifically focused on the Ottocento. Through this forum, scholars from different geographic areas will be able to connect with other scholars as well as to share different teaching and research practices which are tied to the various geographic and institutional affiliations. The main objectives of this initiative are to hold a biennial symposium, to promote innovative interdisciplinary research and collaborative opportunities between scholars and institutions across the arts and humanities, and to maintain a website hosting information on scholarly activities, publications, and events related to nineteenth-century Italian culture.

Ottocentismi o Network interdisciplinare per gli studi italiani sull’800 intende promuovere lo studio interdisciplinare della cultura italiana per il periodo compreso tra il 1790 e il 1915. In mancanza di società o organizzazioni già esistenti e che si occupino specificamente dell’800 italiano, questo Network vuole offrire un punto di riferimento per chi studia e si interessa alle varie forme di espressione culturale e letteraria di questo periodo storico. Attraverso questo forum studiosi e studiose di vari paesi e diverse tradizioni accademiche possono comunicare e confrontarsi nelle loro pratiche di ricerca e lavoro didattico. I principali obiettivi del Network sono: organizzare un simposio biennale, promuovere una ricerca interdisciplinare sull’800 e opportunità collaborative tra docenti e istituzioni di aree geografiche e specializzazioni diverse, e infine, creare un sito web che raccolga informazioni sulle attività, pubblicazioni ed eventi relativi alla ricerca e didattica sulla cultura italiana dell’Ottocento.

News and Events

SPRING 2024

Exploring Marco Bellocchio’s ‘Rapito’: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Kidnapping, Religion, and Power in Italian Cinema – A Giornata di Studio organized by the American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) and Ottocentismi

Saturday, April 13, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST (16:00 – 19:30 Italian time)
FREE – Registration required(Active AAIS Membership Required)

10am-11am EST – Opening session
Marco Bellocchio, Film Director and Screenwriter and Daniela Ceselli, Screenwriter and Cinema Scholar (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
in conversation with:
Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Professor of Italian and Film Studies (Dickinson College)
Christian Uva, Professor of Film and Media Studies (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

11am – 12:10pm EST – Cinema
Moderators: Nicoletta Marini-Maio and Christian Uva
Vincenzo Altobelli, Assegnista di Ricerca in Paesaggi della Città Contemporanea (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
Clodagh Brook, Professor in Italian (Trinity College Dublin)
Millicent Marcus, Professor of Italian and Film studies (Yale University)

12:20pm – 1:30pm EST – Cultural Studies/Jewish Studies
Moderator: Gabriella Romani
David Forgacs, Professor of Contemporary Italian Studies (New York University)
Scott Lerner, Professor of Humanities and French and Italian (Franklin & Marshall College)
Gabriella Romani, Professor of Italian (Seton Hall University)

Each panelist will address one or more questions (which will be published soon) in a short presentation and will then engage in a broader discussion with the other panelists and the public. 

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