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



INFORMATION: Registration form, Hotel, Transportation, Parking


PROGRAM

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)
8:40-10:20
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)
10:40-12:00
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)
2:00-3:20
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)
3:35-4:35
Michael Subialka (UC Davis), “Italy at the Banquet of Nations: Hegelian History, Schopenhauerian Aesthetics, Transnational
          Modernity”
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)