CICIS 2017 at UC San Diego
February 24-25, 2017

INFORMATION: Registration form, Hotel, Transportation, Parking


Friday, February 24, in the Presentation Space, Visual Arts Facility
5:00-5:30  Meet and greet
5:30-5:45  Welcome by Janet Smarr (UC San Diego) and Cristina della Coletta (Dean of Arts and Humanities, UC San Diego)
5:45-7:00  Keynote address by Maria Loh (University College, London and Hunter College, CUNY)
          "Noli me tangere: Titian's Touch & the Music of Time"
           Introduced by William Tronzo (UC San Diego)

7:15-9:30 Dinner in the UC San Diego Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion

Saturday, February 25, in the Great Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt College
8:00-8:30   Continental breakfast
8:30-8:40   Welcome by Jack Greenstein (UC San Diego)

Session One: City, court, and convent. Chair, Joanne Ferraro (San Diego State University)
Alison Perchuk (California State University Channel Islands), “St Gregory the Great's genii locorum: Landscape and Sanctity in
           Medieval Central Italy”
Akash Kumar (UC Santa Cruz), “Political Repression/ Poetic Expression: A Reading of Sicilian Identity in Dante’s Commedia
Andrew Hiltzik (UCLA), “Canti Carnascialeschi: Sexuality, Industry, and Communal Integrity in the Carnival of Renaissance Florence” Allyson Burgess Williams (San Diego State University), “Courtly Bodies and the City of Ferrara”

10:20-10:40 Coffee break

Session Two: Naples & the south. Chair, William Tronzo (UC San Diego)
Viola Ardeni (UCLA) “Beauty and the Beast, Italian Style? Fairy Tale Revisionism and Italian Locations in Matteo Garrone’s
          Tale of Tales

Clorinda Donato (California State University Long Beach), “Naples’ Eighteenth-Century Vir mirus: The Reputation of Place and
          Persona in Raimondo di Sangro, Principe di San Severo”
Andrea Capra (Stanford University), “Curzio Malaparte’s Naples: a Stylistic Inquiry on Irrationality”

12:00-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:00  Update on CICIS and CIS
Announcements by Jack Greenstein (UC San Diego)
CIS Issue 7 by editors Margaret Waller (Pomona College) and Áine O’Healy (Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts)

Session Three: Modes of representation. Chair, Pasquale Verdicchio (UC San Diego)
Monica Streiffer (UCLA and UC Riverside), “The Evil Genius of Vajont: Marco Paolini’s Dramatic Retelling of a National Tragedy”
Adele Sanna (UCLA), “Genius loci of an Archipelago: Isolatria by Antonella Anedda"
Antonio Iannotta (San Diego State University and University of San Diego), “The Representation of Evil: A Case Study of Gomorrah

3:20-3:35 Coffee break

Session Four: Transnational Italy. Chair, Clarissa Clò (San Diego State University)
Michael Subialka (UC Davis), “Italy at the Banquet of Nations: Hegelian History, Schopenhauerian Aesthetics, Transnational
Enrico Vettore (California State University Long Beach), “Genius loci/Genius Aeris: Air and Anima Mundi in Gianni Celati’s
          Appearances and Voices from the Plains

4:35-4:45 Closing remarks by Pasquale Verdicchio (UC San Diego)