Cari colleghi e care colleghe,
Speriamo che abbiate iniziato bene questo nuovo anno. Vi scriviamo per annunciarvi quattro incontri che si terranno a partire da questo mese e che speriamo riscontrino il vostro interesse. Si tratta di incontri con studiose/i dell’Ottocento che presenteranno una loro recente o prossima pubblicazione e, in un caso, si tratta di un gruppo di ricercatrici e ricercatori che parleranno dei loro studi e dei loro progetti nati nell’ambito del Laboratorio Leopardi.
Ciascun incontro (ovviamente virtuale) sarà di un’ora e quindici minuti e prevede, dopo la presentazione, uno spazio per domande e discussione. Ecco il link all’incontro su Zoom.
Ecco il calendario degli incontri che si terranno di venerdì alle ore 16 italiane (h15 Regno Unito; 10am costa est degli Stati Uniti):
29 gennaio: Sara Delmedico (IMLR visiting fellow), Donne e patrimoni nell’Italia dell’Ottocento: Stato Pontificio e Lombardo-Veneto. (In italiano). L’incontro sarà moderato da Morena Corradi. La registrazione dell’evento è disponibile qui
26 febbraio: Laboratorio Leopardi, Il Laboratorio Leopardi si presenta. (In italiano). L’incontro sarà moderato da Martina Piperno.
26 marzo: Edoardo M. Barsotti (Università di Genova), At the Roots of Italian Identity: ‘Race’ and ‘Nation’ in the Italian Risorgimento, 1796-1870. (In italiano). L’incontro sarà moderato da Gabriella Romani.
30 aprile: Miriam Nicoli (Università di Berna, Guest Scholar GHI Washington ), Scrivere di rivoluzioni. La cronaca delle Orsoline di Bellinzona (1730-1848). (In italiano). L’incontro sarà moderato da Silvia Valisa.
Alcuni giorni prima di ciascun incontro invieremo l’abstract della presentazione e lo Zoom link dell’evento. Speriamo parteciperete numerosi.
Un cordiale saluto e a presto,
We hope the New Year has started well for you. We are writing to announce four forthcoming meetings with nineteenth-century scholars who will present a recent or upcoming publication of theirs; one of the meetings will see a group of scholars present their methodology, projects, and publications developed within the Laboratorio Leopardi. Each meeting which will take place on the last Friday of the month at 4pm (Italian time), 3pm (UK), 10am (Eastern time, US), will last 1h15 and will be followed by a discussion session. Here is the link to our Zoom room, and below is the programme:
January 29: Sara Delmedico (IMLR visiting fellow), Donne e patrimoni nell’Italia dell’Ottocento: Stato Pontificio e Lombardo-Veneto. Morena Corradi will moderate the meeting. (In Italian). The video recording is available here
February 26: Laboratorio Leopardi, Il Laboratorio Leopardi si presenta. Martina Piperno will moderate the meeting. (In Italian)
March 26: Edoardo M. Barsotti (Università di Genova), At the Roots of Italian Identity: ‘Race’ and ‘Nation’ in the Italian Risorgimento, 1796-1870. Gabriella Romani will moderate the meeting. (In Italian)
April 30: Miriam Nicoli (Università di Berna, Guest Scholar GHI Washington), Scrivere di rivoluzioni. La cronaca delle Orsoline di Bellinzona (1730-1848). Silvia Valisa will moderate the meeting. (In Italian)
A few days before each meeting we will send you the abstract of the presentation and the Zoom link. We hope you will join us.
2 OCTOBER- 6 NOVEMBER 2020
The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute of Seton Hall University hosts the inaugural symposium for Ottocentismi (or INNCIS), an international forum for scholars interested in nineteenth-century Italy. The main objective of this symposium is to bring together scholars from different geographic areas and institutional affiliations to share their research and teaching practices related to nineteenth century Italy. The symposium features 29 speakers from the US, Italy, UK, Ireland, Norway, Belgium, France, Australia and South Africa. FULL PROGRAM.
OUR FIRST MEETING was held on OCTOBER 2, 2020 (click on links to access the video of each session). KEYNOTE SPEAKER Simonetta Soldani, Professor Emerita, University of Florence, Italy: “Nel segno di Beatrice. Ambiguità e tensioni di un ‘concorso nazionale’ per valorizzare le competenze delle donne: Firenze 1890″)
OUR SECOND MEETING was held on October 9, 2020. Contributions on Visual/Material Imaginations (pre-circulated papers) by:
- Ernesto Livorni (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “The Refugees of Parga in the Italian Romantic and Patriotic Imagination.”
- Carmen Belmonte (Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, Italy), “From Ras Mudur to Rome. Michele Cammarano’s Paintings and Writings in Eritrea (1889-1893).”
- Debora Bellinzani (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Connecting the Nineteenth Century to the Present through Spiritistic Photography and Capuana’s Ghost Stories.”
- Sara Boezio (Independent scholar), “Ephemera as time devices at the nineteenth century’s turn: prints, postcards and medals celebrating ‘la singolare data che nessuno di noi vide mai e mai rivedrà.’”
- Giuseppe Gazzola (Stony Brook University), “The Metonymic Elephants of the Domenica del Corriere.”
- Gaetana Marrone-Puglia (Princeton University), “Ettore Scola’s Passione d’amore: A Horror Film? A Romantic Tale?”
Moderated by Silvia Valisa (Florida State University)
OUR THIRD MEETING was held on October 16, 2020. Contributions on Risorgimento and Unified Italy: Prison, Political Consciousness and Migration by:
- Steve Soper (University of Georgia), “A Panoramic Snapshot of Political Imprisonment in Nineteenth-Century Italy: Attilio Monaco’s I galeotti politici napoletani dopo il Quarantotto (1932)”
- Elena Bacchin (Università Ca’ Foscari, Italy – Columbia University), “Memoirs of the Prison: Neapolitan Political Detainees of the Risorgimento.”
- Victoria Calabrese (Lehman College, CUNY), “Fanciulli Girovaghi: Child Workers in an Era of Italian Emigration.”
- Giacomo Tarascio (Centro Studi Piero Gobetti, Turin, Italy),“Forme di coscienza politica femminile nella calabria postrisorgimentale.”
- Monica Miscali (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway), “Women immigrant in the XIX century: prejudices and constraints. I percorsi migratori delle italiane in Norvegia dall’Ottocento.”
- Stefano Orazi (Istituto per la storia del Risorgimento italiano, Pesaro e Urbino, Italy) “Emigrazione italiana e criminalità negli Stati Uniti (1870-1915).”
Moderated by Gabriella Romani (Seton Hall University)
OUR FOURTH MEETING was held on Friday October 23, 2020: Contributions on: Genre and Gender in the Ottocento:
- Laura Fournier-Finocchiaro (Université Paris 8, France), “L’emancipazione delle donne nel
giornalismo femminile del Risorgimento.”
- Sara Delmedico (University of Cambridge), “Seduzione, reputazione e matrimonio nella penisola italiana dell’Ottocento.”
- Diana Moore (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY), “Secular and Non-Denominational Primary Education Between Risorgimento Ideology and a Woman’s Sacred Mission.”
- Ombretta Frau (Mount Holyoke College), “Un rompicapo incompleto: il triangolo Antelling, De Gubernatis, Serao fra mentoring e documenti inedita.”
- Silvia Antosa e Charlotte Ross (University of Enna Kore, Italy, and University of Birmingham,
UK), “Brothels, boudoirs and bocche saffiche: queer embodiments and spaces in the late 19th century.”
Moderated by Kate Mitchell (University of Strathclyde, UK)
OUR FIFTH MEETING, held on FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2020 is now available to view online. Contributions on Re-reading the Canon by:
- Anna-Maria Pagliaro (Monash University, Australia), “The Silent Victim: Representations of
Sexual Violence in Giacinta and “Tortura” by Luigi Capuana.”
- Cosetta Seno (University of Colorado, Boulder), “Volando: Primo viaggio straordinario.
Capuana e la letteratura fantascientifica.”
- Roberto Risso (Clemson University), “Una commedia continua sul teatro dell’universo. Il Nuovo Galateo di Melchiorre Gioia e il Risorgimento”
- Martina Piperno (KU Leuven, Belgium), “Dante, the Etruscan: Ancient Legacies, Identity, andRace in Dante’s Reception (1870-1940).”
- Luca Cottini (Villanova University), “The Art of Sword Dueling in Italian 19th Century
- Olivia Santovetti (University of Leeds, UK), “Divorare libri: the consumption metaphor in the
19th-century Italian novel”
Moderated by Morena Corradi (Queens College, CUNY)
OUR LAST SESSION, held on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2020, featured our Keynote Speaker Silvia Tatti (Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy). Her talk was entitled: “Le parole dell’Ottocento letterario: classico/moderno e dintorni.”
June 2020 Update: DUE TO COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantines, our First Biennial Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies (INNCIS) – has been postponed to Fall 2020. It is now scheduled to take place online during October 2020. We will hold a series of presentations and seminars online, each Friday at 11am EST. More details will be posted soon here and on Facebook.
January 2020: Thank you to all the scholars who submitted proposals for our First Biennial Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies (INNCIS) – 2-3 April 2020, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, US. The program is now complete, and we are looking forward to meeting everyone at Seton Hall University and creating new Ottocentiste connections.
September 2019: We are proud to announce INNCIS’s first Call for Papers: Inaugural Biennial Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies (INNCIS) – 2-3 April 2020, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, US.
We invite abstracts of c. 150 words to present a 20-minute paper at the inaugural Biennial Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies (INNCIS) on any aspect of Italian cultural studies in the long nineteenth century (1790-1915), including, but not limited to:
– early cinema (including magic lanterns), photography, and gramophone recordings and distributions
– print culture, including music, posters & postcards
– performance, performers and the visual arts
– crime, media and ‘processi celebri’
– political and social movements, including slavery, internationalism, Jewish and female emancipation
– pedagogy and the school curriculum
– actual and imagined readerships and spectatorships (of theatre, opera, early cinema, as well as sport), and authorships, including poets
– the Risorgimento, especially in its cultural manifestations
– discourses of sexuality and gender, including positivistism, eugenics, hygiene and buone maniere
– travel writings and travelling
– ideas on ‘nationmaking’
– working-class and ‘subaltern’ cultures
– urban and rural migrations, as well as mass migrations abroad
Contributions can be in English or Italian and can focus on any literary genre (e.g., political treatises, a play, poetry, the novel, etc.), and any nineteenth-century source or author. Please send your abstract to Gabriella Romani and Silvia Valisa (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) by 2 December 2019. You will be notified of the outcome of your submission by early January 2020.