Italian Cultural Institute brings Italian writers to Ireland
MARCELLO FOIS, novelist, playwright and creative writing professor, was the first vsitor in a rolling programme of Italian writers speaking at Irish universities, under the auspices of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublin. On 23 March 2011 Fois gave a public interview to Dr Gigliola Sulis of the University of Leeds, before a large and appreciative audience in the Neill/Hoey Theatre at Trinity's new LONG ROOM HUB building. The session was introduced by Prof. Angela Tangianu, Director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and Dr Giuliana Adamo of the Department of Italian, TCD. Marcello Fois went on to speak at University College Cork, where he also gave a Masterclass with Don Paterson. More Italian writers will visit Trinity later in the year.
RECENT STAFF PUBLICATIONS include a collection of essays on contemporary Italian literature, edited by Roberto Bertoni; a monograph on Calvino and the theatre by IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellow Enrica Ferrara; and an Italian translation (by Alessandra di Luzio) of a novel by Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, otherwise known as Cormac Millar.
OTHER PUBLIC LECTURES & EVENTS in 2010-11: Michaelmas Term:
Professor Maria Serena Sapegno, (La Sapienza, Rome): ‘Narrating Feminisms: Looking back and Contrasting the Franco-Italian and the Anglo-American strands’. Professor Roberto Antonelli (La Sapienza, Rome): ‘Identity in the making: European Literature Past, Present & Future’.
Hilary Term: Dr Flavio Sanza, (UCD, Centre for War Studies): ‘Prospettive sull' imperialismo antico e medievale’. Dr Elena Taddia, (Visiting Fellow, Long Room Hub, TCD): ‘Priest, poet and criminal. An analysis on violence, infanticide and literature in early modern Genoa'. Prof. Marco Santoro, (La Sapienza, Rome): 'edizione tradizionale ed edizione digitalizzata: accenni a problematiche metodologiche'. Mr Concetto La Malfa (writer, teacher, video film maker): ‘The Films of Totò: An Illustrated Talk’. SOME OF THESE EVENTS WERE CO-HOSTED BY THE TCD ITALIAN SOCIETY. For more on ItSoc, please click here.
Marcello Fois (Sardinian writer): In conversation with Gigliola Sulis (University of Leeds): ‘Un intellettuale al lavoro nell'Italia contemporanea’.