Dr Katia Pizzi

Contact details

Name:
Dr Katia Pizzi
Qualifications:
BA (Bologna), MA (Kent), PhD (Cantab)
Position:
Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies
Institute:
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Location:
Institute of Modern Languages Research School of Advanced Study University of London Stewart House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Phone:
020 7862 8962
Email address:
Katia.pizzi@sas.ac.uk
Website:
http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/staff/katia-pizzi.html

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Cultural memory, Language and Literature (Italian), Modern History , Modernism
Regions:
Europe
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Literature, history and cultural history of Trieste and the Italian northeastern borders. Identity linked to memory, nationhood, gender, ethnicity and confession.
Cultural memory - Director of the Centre for Cultural Memory Studies and member of the European research projects ACUME.
The European avant-garde, especially Italian Futurism.
Children's literature, illustration and comics.

Languages:
Spoken Written
German Intermediate Intermediate
Italian Fluent Fluent
Latin Intermediate Intermediate
French Good Good
Spanish Good Good
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
30-Dec-2016 Commemorating Conflict. Models of Remembrance in Postwar Croatia

Monographs

Managing Editor of Cultural Memories book series. Monograph by Renata Schellenberg

10-Dec-2016 A Modernist City Resisting Translation? Trieste between Slovenia and Italy

Chapters

Chapter in the volume Speaking Memory. How Translation Shapes City Life, ed. Sherry Simon (Montreal & Kingston, London, Chicago: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016), pp. 45-57

31-Oct-2016 Cold War Cities: History, Culture and Memory

Edited Book

My own collection published in the Cultural Memories series.

31-Oct-2016 Introduction. Cold War Cities: History, Culture and Memory

Chapters

Introduction to the volume Cold War Cities

31-Oct-2016 Cold War Trieste on Screen: Memory, Identity and Mystique of a City in the Shadow of the Iron Curtain

Chapters

Chapter published in the edited collection Cold War Cities: History, Culture and Memory

01-Aug-2016 JRS Special Issue. Mothering and Work in Italy in the Twenty-first Century: Culture and Society

Journal articles

General editor of JRS, vol. 15, issue 3, Winter 2015

01-Jul-2016 Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity. Commemoration and Contestation in Post-Dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay

Monographs

Managing Editor of Cultural Memories Book Series. Monograph by Cara Levey

16-May-2016 Una bolognese nella City per discutere di Gramsci

Review

A review article by Enrico Franceschini on my career and achievements published in the Italian daily La Repubblica

16-Nov-2015 Pinocchio, Puppets and Modernity: The Mechanical Body

Review

A review of Pinocchio, Puppets and Modernity: The Mechanical Body in Rivista (2015-16)

03-Nov-2015 From Marinetti's L'alcova d'acciaio to Giani Stuparich's Ritorneranno: Gender, Nationalism, Technology and the Italian Great War

Journal articles

Special issue of Annali di italianistica (The Great War and the Modernist Imagination in Italy), 33 (2015), 309-319

21-May-2015 Journal of Romance Studies -open issue 2015

Journal articles

General editor of JRS, vol. 15, issue 1, Spring 2015

21-Oct-2014 Oceans: Concepts and Cultures

Journal articles

Managing Editor of JRS, 14-2 (2014), special issue edited by Charles Forsdick and Bill Marshall

30-Apr-2014 Nation Memory and Great War Commemoration. Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Edited Book

Eds. Shanti Sumartojo and Ben Wellings (2014). ISBN 978-3-0343-0937-0. Published in the book series Cultural Memories (series editor: Katia Pizzi)

02-Dec-2013 'Pinocchio, Futurism and Modernity'

Journal articles

History of Education and Children's Literature VIII / 2 (2013): 475-493.

13-Nov-2013 'Storia e memoria ai confini nordorientali d'Italia'

Journal articles

Italian Studies Cultural Studies 68 / 3 (2013): 340-355.

13-Nov-2013 Migrant Memories. Cultural History, Cinema and the Italian Post-War Diaspora in Britain

Monographs

Magherita Sprio (2013). ISBN 978-3-0343-0947-9. Published under the Cultural Memories book series (series editor: Katia Pizzi)

01-Nov-2013 'Alle frontiere della tecnologia e della memoria: Giuseppe O. Longo e Trieste'

Chapters

Chapter in the collection Cronache dal cielo stretto: Scrivere il Nordest (Udine: Forum, 2013), pp. 95-116.

03-Jun-2013 ‘Triestine Literature Between Slovenia and Italy: A Case of Missed Transculturalism?’ / ‘Tržaška književnost med Slovenijo in Italijo: primer zamujenega transkulturalizma?’,

Articles

Article published in peer-reviewed journal Primerjalna književnost, 36.1: 145-155. ISSN 0351-1189.

01-Jan-2012 Review of Words against Words: On the Rhetoric of Carlo Michelstaedter by Malcom Angelucci

Review

Modern Language Review 107 (3): 953-954

01-Jan-2012 New Approaches to Gramsci: Language, Philosophy and Politics

Edited Book

Senior Editor, vol. 12, issue n. 3, Journal of Romance Studies on New Approaches to Antonio Gramsci.

01-Jan-2011 The Cultural Identities of European Cities

Bern: Peter Lang

01-Jan-2011 Trieste: A Dissident Port

in The Cultural Identities of European Cities (Bern: Peter Lang), 27-42

01-Jan-2011 Il reddito della vergogna. La narrativa triestina di Giuseppe O. Longo

Vita Pensata -Rivista mensile di filosofia 2 (13): 40-43

01-Jan-2011 Pinocchio, Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body

Edited Book

New York and London: Routledge. Winner of the Children's Literature Association Edited Book Prize 2012.

01-Jan-2011 Pinocchio and the Mechanical Body. Luciano Folgore's Papers at the Getty Research Institute Library

Chapters

in Pinocchio, Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body (New York and London: Routledge), 135-162

01-Jan-2010 Review of Trittico futurista: Buzzi, Marinetti, Settimelli by Roberto Salsano

Italian Studies 65 (1): 154-156

01-Jan-2010 Review of La coscienza di Zeno by Italo Svevo, ed. Beatrice Stasi

Modern Language Review 105 (2): 581-582

01-Jan-2010 Reappraising Futurist Mechanical Art

in The Scientific Imaginary in Visual Culture, ed. Anneke Smelik (Goettingen: V&R), 53-66

01-Jan-2009 Preface to Il rovescio del tennista by Gilberto Canu

Rome: Albatros/Il Filo

01-Jan-2009 Dancing and Flying the Body Mechanical: Five Visions for the New Civilisation

The European Legacy 14 (7):785-798

01-Jan-2007 Trieste: italianità, triestinità e male di frontiera

Bologna: Gedit.
Series: Strumenti e Saggi di Letteratura ed. Gian Mario Anselmi

01-Jan-2007 Women and the Imagined City

Edited Book

Journal of Romance Studies, 7 (1)

01-Jan-2007 Gender Confession and Ethnicity: Women Writers and Trieste

Journal articles

in Women and the Imagined City, Journal of Romance Studies 7 (1): 71-78

01-Jan-2001 A City in search of an Author: The Literary Identity of Trieste

London and New York: Sheffield Academic Press

Publications available on SAS-space:

Date Details
Feb-2004 Trieste: A border Identity

NonPeerReviewed

Conference paper read at the international conference Cultures of Memory Memories of Culture, Cyprus Society for the Study of English (CYSSE), The University of Cyprus, 20-22 February 2004]

Antonio Rubino in odor di Futurismo

NonPeerReviewed

A chapter published in the volume Mondo fanciullo.

Graveyards of Memory at the Northeastern Borders of Italy

NonPeerReviewed

Chapter published in the volume The Cultural Reconstruction of Places.

‘Quale Triestinita`?’: Voices and Echoes from Italian Trieste

NonPeerReviewed

Article published in Kosovelova Poetika/ Kosovel’s Poetics, special issue of Primerjalna knjizevnost.

Pinocchio Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body

PeerReviewed

This Introduction to the edited collection 'Pinocchio Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body' assesses the significance of Pinocchio in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in addition to his status as the creature of a nineteenth century traversed by a cultural enthusiasm for dummies, puppets and marionettes. This collection identifies Pinocchio as a figure characterised by a 'fluid identity', informed with transition, difference, joie de vivre, otherness and metamorphosis, making him a truly modern, indeed postmodern and posthuman, cultural icon.

Pinocchio and the Mechanical Body: Luciano Folgore's Papers at the Getty Research Institute Library

PeerReviewed

This chapter discusses the work of the Futurist poet and broadcaster Luciano Folgore in the light of his emphasis on the mechanical body of Pinocchio. Spanning Folgore’s long and eclectic career, this emphasis is seen in the wider context of a Futurist advocacy of technology and machines in the early years of the twentieth century. Now archived in the John Paul Getty Research Institute and Library in Los Angeles, Folgore’s copious production reveals a serious engagement with the mechanic nature of the puppet, as well as a veritable fixation with Pinocchio’s robotic nose. The puppet’s artificial nose becomes increasingly a marker of his mechanical identity.

Jan-2012 From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic: Cold War Trieste on Screen

NonPeerReviewed

Trieste played a key role in the early Cold War, mainly due to its geo-political position on a borderline in south-central Europe. Through an examination of film from both sides of the Iron Curtain, this paper explores the ways in which Trieste’s fractured and divided identity aligned itself with and came to reflect the polarizations of the Cold War era.

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Details
Italian Futurism in the Age of the Machine

Work in progress

Memory and Methodology

Research Network

Specialist Research Training in Modern Foreign Languages and Film Studies

Successful application to the AHRC Skills Development Call 2011

Trieste: Una frontiera letteraria

Work in progress

Current PhD topics supervised:

Dates Details
From: 01-Oct-2012
Until:
Forgetting Cultural Memory

Forgetting Cultural Memory: A Meta-Study of Recent English Language Discourse on the Shifting Representations of the Expulsion of Ethnic Germans from German Silesia in German Cultural Production after 1945

From:
Until:
Cutting the Strings: Postmodern Pinocchios

co-supervision with UCL

Available for doctoral supervision: Yes

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
REELC/ENCLS Réseau européen d'études littéraires comparée
Society for Italian Studies
Modern Italy
Society for Pirandello Studies
International Research Society for Children's Literature
ACUME
ACUME2

Collaborations:

Name Type Activity Start date End date
External examiner, PhD thesis in Italian, National University of ireland, Galway 27-Feb-2012 28-Feb-2012
External examiner, MA thesis in Italian, University of Leeds 12-Mar-2009 13-Mar-2009
Partner in Cities in Translation International Workshop 11-Apr-2013
Referee for Research Fellowships, University of Milan 03-Jan-2011
Referee for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Translation and Memory at the Edge of the Empire: Trieste and Czernowitz (1880-1970) 02-Jan-2012 31-Jan-2012
Referee for the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences 02-Apr-2012 30-Apr-2012
External Examiner, School of Languages, UCL 01-Jan-2016
Reviewer for funding applications, European Science Foundation 01-Jan-2010 31-Dec-2012
Intercollegiate Examiner, BA degrees in Italian, Royal Holloway, University of London 01-Jan-2009 31-Dec-2013
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
23-Mar-2017 Neuroscience and Cultural Memory for Cinema and Literature: European Traumalgia

A seminar organised by CCM Visiting Fellow Matthew Mild. Speakers: M. Mild (IMLR/CCM), N. Bentley (Keele), M. Zimmermann (KCL).

18-Mar-2017 History and Memory + Memory Hunt in Tavistock Square

A workshop on using history and memory for modern language students, scholars and practitioners. Speakers: C. Lopez Galviz (Lancaster), M. Kandiah (KCL), K. Pizzi (IMLR), M. Mild (IMLR/CCM Visiting Fellow), W. Visconti (Sydney), P. Nelson (Chair, Tavistock Square Memorial Trust).

11-Mar-2017 Turkey and Islam in France & Europe. Migrant Cultural Memory on Screen and Page

A Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory (CCM) workshop organized by Visiting Fellow Matthew Mild. Speakers: M. Mild, J. Wright, N. Gursel, H. Bowman, J. Downing. Screening of Mustang (2015) by D.G. Erguven.

22-Feb-2017 Digital Publishing and the Humanities: Perspectives and Questions

A workshop organized by M. Riva (Brown; Visiting Fellow CCM). Speakers: G. Armstrong (Manchester); M. Eve (BBK); J. Winters (SAS); M. Riva.

21-Feb-2017 Stage, Page and Screen: Violence and Memory in Contemporary Latin American Culture

A workshop and screening organized by Niall Geraghty. Speakers: G. Maguire, N. Gheraghty, F. Di Bernardo, D. Wills, V. Bell, L. Zorzoli.

18-Feb-2017 Visual and Performing Arts

IMLR research training workshop: engaging with visual material, photography, film, performance, curating exhibitions. Speakers: Ben Thomas (Kent); Theresa Mikuryia (West London); Dominic Glynn (IMLR); Michael Witt (Roehampton); Katia Pizzi (IMLR).

15-Feb-2017 Chivalry, Academy & Cultural Dialogues: The Italian Contribution to European Modernity

A book launch and Friends of Italian seminar in honour of Professor Jane Everson (RHUL and IMLR). Speakers: Stefano Jossa (RHUL), Katia Pizzi (IMLR), Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (Trinity College Dublin), Diego Zancani (Oxford) and Martin McLaughlin (Oxford).

03-Feb-2017 Leopardi e i suoi fratelli: Le Marche e la letteratura italiana

A colloquium in support of historic towns in Le Marche. Speakers: Simon Gilson, Ambra Moroncini, Guido Giglioni, Jane Everson, Fabio Camilletti, Daniela Cerimonia, Olivia Santovetti, Emmanuela Tandello, Olmo Calzolari, Stefano Jossa.

21-Jan-2017 Researching Multilingually: Possibilities and Complexities (workshop)

A research training workshop drawing on the experience of researchers involved with AHRC-funded projects to explore possibilities and complexities of carrying out research across languages.

08-Dec-2016 Presentation: Luisa Selis Visiting Fellowship in the Cultural Memory of Sardinia

Funded by the Fondazione di Sardegna in memory of anthropologist Luisa Selis, who specialised in the cultural memory of Sardinia, this new Fellowship enables researchers in this field (ethnography, anthropology and/or literature for example) to conduct research at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Italian Cultural Institute.

05-Dec-2016 Archive as Method Salon: Visual Documents of Italian Imperialism in Africa

Presentations, short-film screenings and Q&A with: Alessandra Ferrini, Gianmarco Mancosu, Martina Melilli and Jacopo Rinaldi

03-Dec-2016 Digital Languages interactive: presentations, Research 2.0, aPORTformodernlanguages

Interactive session , learning to use RSS feeds, Google alerts, social bookmarking, Zotero. Introducing the PORT website and helping make best use of online resources for training and learning in the Modern Languages.

01-Dec-2016 Modern Languages PGR recruitment and skills training in Scotland

A workshop on skills training for PGRs in the Modern Languages hosted by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow. Organizer: Henriette Partzsch

19-Nov-2016 Modern Languages Archives and Libraries, with focus on Senate House Library's mod langs collections and exhibitions

Round table discussion, tour of Senate House Library collections and exhibitions, building bibliographies. Speakers: M. Ghosh, A. Meyer Ludowisy, L. Kassir, C. Davies, D. Glynn, G. Weiss-Sussex, K. Pizzi, J.P. Silvestre.

18-Nov-2016 Cinema and Memory

AHRC-funded Italian Cinema Audiences collaborative project and conference. Speakers: D. Treveri-Gennari, S. Dibeltulo, S. Culhane, A. Fee, R. MacDonald, K. Ford, A. Salzberg, S. Hooper, C. McLaughlin, A. Hopwood.

16-Nov-2016 Wiener Library Seminar

Archive skills, tour of the Wiener Library with focus on current exhibition, seminar on Germanic and exile collections at Senate House Library. Speakers: Howard Falksohn, Barbara Warnock, Clare George.

11-Nov-2016 Migrating Texts: Multilingualism in Subtitling, Translation and Adaptation

Speakers: A. Smith, J-F. Cornu, I. de Higes Andino, E. Jones, L. Parmiani, T. Steinitz, C. Mereu, K. Brown, K. Yee Wong. Sponsors: AHRC/LAHP, Birkbeck, European Commission, IMLR

05-Nov-2016 Reconfiguring Black Europe

A Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory workshop. Speakers: K. Willman, V. Anishchenkova, N. Davies, C. Leavitt, S.A. Smythe, A. Buffa, P.J. Edwards, S. Green, A. Benedicty-Kokken, E. De Francisci, J. Prest, E. Stewart, C. Fracchia, K. Pizzi, S. Kassem, A. Dawes, E. Bond. Sponsors: St. Andrews.

02-Nov-2016 Italian Academies and their Networks, 1525-1700. From Local to Global

Workshop and book launch of Simone Testa's Italian Academies and their Networks, 1525-1700. Speakers: S. Testa, A. Moroncini, L. Sampson, F. De Vivo. Chair: K. Pizzi

15-Oct-2016 Research Projects in Modern Languages

IMLR Research Training workshop. Speakers: Katia Pizzi, Chandra Morrison, Jana Buresova, Sharon Baker

30-Sep-2016 Translators and Printers in Renaissance Europe: Framing Identity and Agency

A two-day international conference in collaboration with the University of Melbourne. Speakers: D. Biow, J.M. Perez Fernandez, J. Trace, A. Rizzi, B. Bistue, A. Coldiron, B. Richardson, G. Armstrong, G. Pellissa Prades, A. Cattaneo, R. Sumillera, H. Brown, S. Gaylard.

29-Sep-2016 Translators and Printers in Renaissance Europe: Framing Identity and Agency

As above

21-Sep-2016 Modern Languages Global English and the Future of the EU

A workshop on English and Modern Languages and globalization. Speakers: G. Schirru, M. Gazzola, P. Ives, A. Tosi, F. Faloppa, A. Carlucci

12-Jul-2016 Giorgio Agamben on Philosophy and Pulcinella

G. Agamben, leading philosopher and political theorist, discusses his recent book Pulcinella ovvero divertimento per i ragazzi (2015)

18-Jun-2016 European Memory Studies: Agenda, Networks, Perspectives

17-Jun-2016 European Memory Studies: Agenda, Networks, Perspectives

Conference and meetings of European Heads of Centres of Cultural Memory Studies at Bologna University's Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici.

07-Jun-2016 Futurist Women. Florence, Feminism and the New Science

A Friends of Italian seminar and book launch. Speakers: Paola Sica (Connecticut College) and Simona Storchi (Leicester).

03-Jun-2016 Times are a Changin'. Temporality Memory and Social Movements in the Digital Age

02-Jun-2016 Times are a Changin'. Temporality Memory and Social Movements in the Digital Age

An international conference/workshop, a collaboration Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, University of Westminster, Umea University, STINT (Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education)

21-May-2016 Updating Gramsci: Recent publications in English 2012-2015

A CCM workshop. Speakers: Peter Thomas, Alessandro Carlucci, Alex Loftus, Cosimo Zene, Mark McNally, Anne Showstack Sassoon, Ravel Kodric. Chair: Katia Pizzi. Sponsored by Brill and Haymarket. In collaboration with Senate House Library.

14-May-2016 Transcultural Memory and the Intersection of Migration and Colonialism

A Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory Seminar. Speakers: F. Ricatti, B. Spadaro, E. Bond and M.C. Seccia. Chair: K. Pizzi

07-May-2016 Before, During and After the PhD: Careers in and Beyond Academia

IMLR Research Training Seminar and Workshop

16-Apr-2016 Muse of Modernity? Remembering, Mediating and Modernising Popular Dance

A Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory international conference and workshop.

16-Mar-2016 L'orologio di Monaco: Screening followed by a conversation between Giorgio Pressburger and Katia Pizzi

The documentary L’orologio di Monaco (62’, Italy 2014), directed by Mauro Caputo, originates from the short story collection of the same name written by Giorgio Pressburger, who also lends his voice to the film. It is the story of a central European family whose ranks include the names of some of leading historical figures of the last two centuries (Marx, Heine, Mendelssohn, Husserl, etc.). In a study that interweaves past and present, the narrator relives the memories and human dramas that enabled him to understand “what it means to really belong to the human community of the living and the dead”. After the screening Giorgio Pressburger, in conversation with Katia Pizzi, will talk about his writing and his works including the collection I racconti triestini (Marsilio, 2015).

12-Mar-2016 History and Memory Methods and From Field to File workshop

Research Training Workshop. Speakers: Carlos Lopez Galviz (Lancaster), Michael Kandiah (King's), John Ryan (ECU and CCM), Francesco Ricatti (Sunshine Coast and CCM), Samuel Merrill (Umea and CCM), Gabriel Koureas (Birkbeck), Claire Launchbury (IMLR and IHR), Katia Pizzi (IMLR / CCM), Philip Nelson (Tavistock Square Memorial Trust)

11-Mar-2016 The Auntie with the Handbag: The Mnemonic Afterlives of Danuta Danielsson's Medial Moment

A seminar by Samuel Merrill, Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory

09-Mar-2016 Memory and 7/7 at Tavistock Square

A panel discussion including Philip Nelson, Chair of the 7/7 Tavistock Memorial Trust; Andrew Smith, UCL; Alex Marshall, witness and first aider; Silke Arnold the Simine, Birkbeck; David Videcette, former Scotland Yard investigator and crime novelist; Gabriel Koureas, Birkbeck. Chair: Samuel Merrill and Katia Pizzi

13-Feb-2016 IMLR Research Training: Visual Languages

Visual Languages 11.00-12.00 Working on painting and sculpture: Ben Thomas (Kent) 12.00-1.00 Working on photography: Theresa Mikuria (University of West London) 1.00-2.30 Lunch break (own arrangements) 2.30-3.30 Working on performance: Dominic Glynn (IMLR) 3.30-4.00 Tea Break. PILS-NET (LAHP students network) + troubleshooting with experienced supervisors (prior booking required) 4.00-5.00 Working on audiovisual translation: Carla Mereu-Keating (IMLR)

12-Feb-2016 Researching Multilingually: Possibilities and Complexities

At this one-day event, we will draw on the experiences and reflections of researchers involved with our AHRC-funded projects: http://researchingmultilingually.com/ to explore the possibilites for and complexities of what we term 'researching multilingually', i.e, how researchers draw on their own linguistic resources, and those of others, when undertaking research involving more than one language.

12-Feb-2016 How to remember in Gaelic: The Poetry of Sorley McLean

A seminar by CCM Visiting Fellow Prof. Maire Ni Annrachain (UCD)

06-Feb-2016 Gruppo di Scrittura Creativa

Friends of Italian Studies Reading and Creative Writing Group

16-Jan-2016 Theories: Hermeneutics, Ethics, Aesthetics, Film Theory, Using Texts in other Languages

IMLR Research Training Workshop and Seminar

10-Dec-2015 Pinocchio Revealed: A Global Puppet in the Age of the Machine

Part of the Illuminations talks series, curated by Colin Homiski, Senate House Library, London

05-Dec-2015 Digital Languages

IMLR Research Training workshop on digital tools to work with languages. Speakers: Colin Homiski (SHL), Matt Phillpott (SAS), Aquiles Alencar Beynes (BL)

24-Nov-2015 Cultural Discourses of Lesbianism in Italy

Book launch of Charlotte Ross's Eccentricity and Sameness. Discourses on Lesbianism and Desire between Women in Italy, 1860s-1930s. Speakers: Ann Caesar, Chiara Beccalossi, Charlotte Ross, S.A. Smythe

21-Nov-2015 IMLR Research Training: Modern Languages Archives and Libraries

Workshop on languages archives and library and guided visit to the modern languages collections in the British Library

20-Nov-2015 IMLR Research Training: Wiener Library Seminar

A day-long seminar on collections and resources at the Wiener Library and Senate House Library

19-Nov-2015 Connecting Memories: How Translation Shapes City Life

A Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory seminar given by Prof. Sherry Simon (Concordia)

13-Nov-2015 Senate House Revealed: On going underground....

Part of the School of Advanced Study’s ‘Hidden and Revealed’ series of events

13-Nov-2015 Migrating Texts: Subtitling, Translation, Adaptation n. 2

An IMLR Research Training initiative sponsored by LAHP

13-Nov-2015 Senate House Revealed

A part of SAS Being Human festival

10-Nov-2015 The End of Secular Sanctuary: Tourism, Sniping and the Wartime Hotel

A Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory seminar. Speaker: Prof. Robert Davidson (Toronto)

07-Nov-2015 Italian Violence. Victims, witnesses and their narratives in contemporary Italy

Cultural Memory Seminar on representations of violent events in contemporary Italy. Speakers: Irene Liverani, Flora Pitrolo, Daniele Salerno, Cecilia Ghidotti

21-Oct-2015 Two Poets in Conversation: Antonella Anedda meets Jamie McKendrick

Anedda (Lugano) and McKendrick (Oxford) engage in conversation. This is a Friends of Italian event organised in collaboration with the British Italian Society

17-Oct-2015 Research Projects in the Modern Languages

IMLR Research Projects in the Modern Languages. Speakers: Katia Pizzi, Chandra Morrison, Jana Buresova, Sharon Baker.

07-Oct-2015 Resisting Writers. Narratives of Identity and Impegno in Contemporary Italy

A study day to mark the launch of two volumes: Matteo Di Gesu`, Una nazione di carta, and Claudia Boscolo and Stefano Jossa, Scritture di resistenza. Speakers: Pier Paolo Antonello, Daniela La Penna, Florian Mussgnug, Matteo di Gesu`, Claudia Boscolo, Stefano Jossa and Marco Mancassola.

25-Sep-2015 Beckett and Dante, or Dante in Beckett?

Or rather, Beckett in Dante? Daniela Caselli, Nicola Gardini, and Valerio Magrelli will discuss this extraordinarily complex relationship, bringing to the fore Beckett’s fascination with Dante’s world and characters (starting from the Purgatorial Belacqua) and showing how much such distant and different authors actually share in literary, linguistic, and spiritual terms. Chaired by Katia Pizzi.

15-Jul-2015 How might modern languages research inspire future generations?

IMLR Workshop: What is Modern Languages Research?

06-Jul-2015 Memories of Future Cities

A CCM workshop. Speakers: Lawrence Goldman, Claudio Celis Bueno, Naomi Roux, Madeleine Kessler, Socrates Stratis, Michael Darroch

20-Jun-2015 Dancing (Trans)national Memories

A symposium on memory, dance and performance. Speakers: T. Buckland, C. Parfitt-Brown, D. Robinson, D. Taylor, C. Sosa, M. Blanco Borelli, C. Monteiro.

15-Jun-2015 Women's Memories and the Politics of Belonging: Challenging Historical Narratives of Labour, Welfare and Citizenship

A CCM and CCWW seminar. Speakers: I. Agardi, E. Betti, W. Berteke, M.J. Blanco, R. Bush, C. Davies, Y. Dong.

11-Jun-2015 Towards a Conceptual Lexicon between Europe and Brazil: Cultural Memory, Transculturality and Temporality

Workshop 'Incubadora de Pesquisa', sponsored by FIBRA

10-Jun-2015 Towards a Conceptual Lexicon between Europe and Brazil: Cultural Memory, Transculturality and Temporality

Workshop 'Incubadora de Pesquisa', sponsored by FIBRA

16-May-2015 Civil War and Narrative. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Testimonies and (Hi)stories in Intrastate Conflicts

A Conference of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory in partnership with the Universities of Aberdeen, Buckingham and Paris 13.

15-May-2015 Civil War and Narrative. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Testimonies and (Hi)stories in Intrastate Conflicts

A Conference of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory in partnership with the Universities of Aberdeen, Buckingham and Paris 13.

15-May-2015 Italian Research Training

Research Training Seminar

09-May-2015 Before, During and After the PhD

IMLR Research Training Workshop and LAHP PILS-NET

22-Apr-2015 Explorations in Anonymous History: Urban, Architectural and Anthropological Contributions to Transatlantic Media Studies

IMLR and CCM seminar by Prof. Michael Darroch (Windsor and CCM Visiting Fellow)

17-Apr-2015 Life of Pope Adrian VI by Paolo Giovio

Friends of Italian book launch. First critical edition of Paolo Giovio's Vita di Adriano VI, by Lara Michelacci (University Bologna).

25-Mar-2015 Entangled Pasts. War, Violence and Cultural Memory in Two Contemporary French Novels

IMLR and Centre for Cultural Memory Studies seminar

14-Mar-2015 History and Memory Methods: From Field to File

IMLR Research Training workshop and LAHP PILS-NET

13-Mar-2015 The Redesign of the Imperial War Museum: Memory and History Reconsidered

Centre for Cultural Memory Studies Symposium

10-Mar-2015 Matteo Ricci the Daoist

LINKS Comparative Studies Seminar

21-Feb-2015 Mobile and Mobilising Memories: The Centenary and its Effects on First World War Memory in Europe

Centre for Cultural Memory Studies one-day Conference

18-Feb-2015 The Art of Memory as Cultural Transfer: An Italian Treatise of the 15th Century and its Adoption

Centre for Cultural Memory Studies seminar

14-Feb-2015 Visual Languages

IMLR Research Training workshop and LAHP PILS-NET

11-Feb-2015 Testimony, Archive and Experiment: Documentary Form in Contemporary Lebanese Visual Culture

IMLR and Centre for Cultural Memory Seminar

15-Dec-2014 Women and Trade Unions in Red Emilia: A Memorial Perspective

A Cultural Memory and Friends of Italian Seminar. Additional speakers: Anna Salfi and Ivana Sandoni

06-Dec-2014 Digital Languages

IMLR Research Training workshop

27-Nov-2014 Moving Memories: Remembering and Reviving Conflict, Protest and Social Unrest in Connected Times

Centre for Cultural Memory Studies Workshop and Book Launch

26-Nov-2014 Women Workers Unfairly Dismissed in Cold War Bologna. Gendering Memory of Class Conflict in 1950s Italy

A Centre for Cultural Memory Studies seminar

22-Nov-2014 Modern Languages Archives and Libraries

IMLR Research Training workshop and seminar. Speakers: Andrea Meyer Ludowisy, Colette Wilson, Adrian Armstrong, Catherine Davies, Katia Pizzi, Godela Weiss-Sussex, Patricia da Silva and Marja Kingma

21-Nov-2014 Wiener LIbrary Seminar

Archive skills training with Wiener Library archivist and staff

18-Nov-2014 From Comparatism to Comparativity: Comparative Reasoning Reconsidered

A seminar by Svend Erik Larsen (Aarhus). LINKS Comparative Literary Studies seminar series

11-Nov-2014 Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity

Friends of Italian Book Presentation: Prue Shaw's Reading Dante. Speakers: Prue Shaw, Lino Pertile, Robert Gordon, Karen Shook

01-Nov-2014 Migrating Texts: Subtitling, Translation, Adaptation

31-Oct-2014 Migrating Texts: Subtitling, Translation, Adaptation

A series of colloquia on subtitling, translation and adaptation aimed primarily at postgraduate and early career researchers.

21-Oct-2014 LINKS Comparative Literary Studies Seminar Series

Founded in 2009, the London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies (LINKS) grew out of collaboration between Comparative Literature Departments in London, aiming to promote co-operation and knowledge exchange across the academic community. LINKS includes seven partner institutions (Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, King’s College, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, SOAS, UCL).

21-Oct-2014 Pinocchio: Puppet, Human or Machine?

Invited lecture for the British Italian Society, Oxford and Cambridge Club

18-Oct-2014 Research Projects in Modern Languages

IMLR Research Training Seminar and Workshop

02-Oct-2014 Contemporary Italian Writings and the Legacy of the Colonial Past

IMLR Director's Seminar

10-Sep-2014 Pablo Neruda in Italy: A Magical Evening of Poetry and Music

02-Jul-2014 Just Jews and Muslims: Reflections on Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Contemporary Culture and Beyond

Cultural Memory Seminar and Director's Seminar

18-Jun-2014 Painful Italianness. Translating Italian-North American Female Bodily Trouble into Italian

Director's seminar

30-May-2014 Apocalittici e integrati. Italian Intellectuals and New Technologies

17-May-2014 The Natural History of Memory

Centre for Cultural Memory Studies at the IMLR Seminar. Partner institutions: Goldsmiths University of London, King's College London, University of Westminster, University of Ghent.

10-May-2014 Before, During and After the PhD

IMLR Research Training Workshop

03-May-2014 Memories of the Future

An international conference organised jointly by the Centre for Cultural Memory Studies at the IMLR and ual-Chelsea College of Arts.

02-May-2014 Memories of the Future

An international conference organised jointly by the Centre for Cultural Memory Studies at the IMLR and ual-Chelsea College of Arts.

09-Apr-2014 Emotional Response in Historical Practice: Methodological Approaches to Representing Collective Experience

IMLR Director's Seminar and Cultural Memory Seminar

07-Apr-2014 Contemporary Italian Philosophers: Agamben, Trauma and Post-Capitalist Scenarios

Friends of Italian Studies at the IMLR seminar

27-Mar-2014 A Hidden Idiom of Cultural Memory

Sylvia Naish Lecture and Cultural Memory Seminar

19-Mar-2014 Cultural Memory Trauma and Affect Research Group

Cultural Memory Seminar

17-Mar-2014 Amor che Move: Dante, Pasolini and Morante

Friends of Italian at the IMLR special event (Manuele Gragnolati and Emanuele Trevi)

15-Mar-2014 History and Memory Methods

IMLR Research Training Workshop

13-Mar-2014 IMLR Graduate Forum

Research Training Seminar

07-Mar-2014 Practicing Theory: The Friction Between Theoretical Work and Writing Novels

Friends of Italian Studies at the IMLR special event: Enrico Palandri in conversation

05-Mar-2014 Decoding Paradoxical Behaviours: Eating Disorders and Self-Empowerment in Italian Women's Writing of the 1990s and 2000s

IMLR Director's Seminar

20-Feb-2014 IMLR Graduate Forum

Research Training Seminar

15-Feb-2014 Visual Languages

IMLR Research Training Workshop

05-Feb-2014 Cultural Memory Affect and Trauma Working Group

Cultural Memory Seminar

31-Jan-2014 Modern Languages and Film

IMLR / AHRC Research Training Project Workshop

18-Jan-2014 Theories

IMLR Research Training Workshop

16-Jan-2014 IMLR Graduate Forum

Research Training Seminar

14-Dec-2013 War and Culture in the Occupied Europe: History and Memory in Trieste and Northeastern Italy

The Vilnius Academy of Arts: International Seminar War and Culture in the Occupied Europe: Theoretical and Methodological Research Models (Nida Art Colony, 12-15 December 2013)

12-Dec-2013 Graduate Forum

Research Training Seminar

07-Dec-2013 Digital Languages

IMLR Research Training Workshop

29-Nov-2013 Italian Research Training

Research Training Seminar

25-Nov-2013 Storia umana e inumana. A Reading and Discussion of Giorgio Pressburger's Book

Friends of Italian Studies at the IMLR Book Launch and Reading

23-Nov-2013 Iconic Images in Modern Italy: Politics, Culture and Society (2013 ASMI Conference)

23-Nov-2013 Modern Languages Archives and Libraries

IMLR Research Training Workshop

22-Nov-2013 Iconic Images in Modern Italy: Politics, Culture and Society (2013 ASMI Conference)

Annual conference of the Association for the Studies of Modern Italy

21-Nov-2013 Graduate Forum

Research Training Seminar

20-Nov-2013 The Language of Images: Language and Iconography in Giuseppe Betussi's Poetical Work

IMLR Director's Seminar

13-Nov-2013 Cultural Memory Affect and Trauma Working Group

Cultural Memory Seminar

06-Nov-2013 Italian Literature Across Borders: From Pasolini to Transmedia Storytelling

IMLR Director's Seminar

26-Oct-2013 Sites of Trauma

CCM Cultural Memory Seminar

24-Oct-2013 Graduate Forum

Research Training Seminar

19-Oct-2013 Research Projects in the Modern Languages

IMLR Research Training Workshop.

19-Oct-2013 Wiener Library Seminar

IMLR Research Training Seminar

18-Oct-2013 Ending Terrorism in Italy

Friends of Italian Studies Book Launch. Organised with the Modern Italian History Seminar (IHR)
 

16-Oct-2013 Cultural Memory Affect and Trauma Working Group

Cultural Memory Seminar

30-Sep-2013 Boccaccio & Company: An Introduction to the Decameron

A study day on Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron in collaboration with and at the British Library.

30-Sep-2013 Voices without Borders: Travelling Tales and Literary Heritage

A John Coffin Memorial Lecture given by Marina Warner.

25-Sep-2013 The History of English and Italian Children's Periodical Press During the Late 19th Century

Director's seminar

22-Jun-2013 Cultural Memory Seminar: Ottoman Pasts, Present Cities: Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Memories

This event is a collaboration with the AHRC-funded Research Network 'Ottoman Cosmopolitanism'. Speakers: Prof. Sahar Hamouda (Alexandria) and Dr. Gabriel Koureas (BBK)

12-Jun-2013 The Future of Trauma

A seminar by CCM Visiting Fellow, Prof. Stef Craps (Ghent/LITRA)

08-Jun-2013 Modern Languages and Film Studies Spring School: Follow-up Day

In the context of generous funding from the AHRC’s Skills Development Programme, IGRS, in collaboration with King’s College London and the University of London Institute in Paris, hosted a student-led follow-up day on the Modern Languages and Film Studies Spring School (March 2013).

22-May-2013 Urban Spaces of Death: Cemeteries as Narratives of the Modern City 1780-1918

Cultural Memory Seminar

18-May-2013 Cultural Memory Seminar: Affect, Trauma and the Transmission of Memory in Post-dictatorial Argentina

Cultural Memory Seminar in collaboration with UEL and the Samuel Raphael History Centre.

11-May-2013 Before, During and After the PhD

IGRS Research Training Workshop

17-Apr-2013 Ye band of venerable just! Enlightened Representations of the Inca Empire in France and Britain

Director's seminar -Chair

11-Apr-2013 A Modernist City Resisting Translation? Trieste between Slovenia and Italy

Paper given for the International Workshop on Cities in Translation, University of Concordia, 10-14 April 2013

06-Apr-2013 Tectonics of History: Memory and Violence in the Northeastern Region of Italy

Conference paper for the American Comparative Literature Association, University of Toronto, 4-7 April 2013

11-Mar-2013 Modern Languages and Film Spring School

An AHRC funded research training programme in collaboration with King's College London and ULIP, including seminars, lectures and archive visits in London, Rome, Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt. 

16-Feb-2013 Visual Languages in Modern Language Research

Day-long Research Training Workshop including sessions: working on painting and sculpture (Dr Jim Harris); working on photography (Dr Theresa Mikuria); working on exhibitions (Dr Ben Thomas); design and materials at the V&A and RCA (Dr Sabrina Rahman).

12-Feb-2013 Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory

International Conference in collaboration with UCL and St. Andrews University.

09-Feb-2013 Cultural Memory Seminar

Cultural Memory Seminar in collaboration with UEL and the Samuel Raphael History Centre.

01-Feb-2013 Cultural Memory Seminar: Furnishing Memory: Red Vienna and the Politics of Post-Imperial Design, 1918-1934

Seminar organized by the Centre for Cultural Memory Studies, given by Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellow in the School of Advanced Study, Dr. Sabrina Rahman.

01-Jan-2013 Theories in Modern Language Research

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2012 Theories

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2012 From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic: Cold War Trieste on Screen

SAS Dean's Seminar Presentation

01-Jan-2012 The Machiavelli Nights

Seminar series on Machiavelli's rhetorical and political thought

01-Jan-2012 Visual Languages

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2012 Scren Media and Memory

Cultural Memory Seminar

01-Jan-2012 Wiener Library Seminar

Skills Training Workshop in collaboration with the Wiener Library

01-Jan-2012 Family Ties: Recollection and Representation

International Conference

01-Jan-2012 On Looking Back: Photography, Memory and Forgetting

Coffin Trust Lecture given by Rosy Martin

01-Jan-2012 Historic and Memorial Methods

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2012 Peripheral Modernisms

International Conference

01-Jan-2012 Before During and After the PhD

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2012 La scrittura dell'emigrante e dell'emigrato: Memory and the Present

Coffin Trust Lecture and Reading given by Simonetta Agnello Hornby

01-Jan-2012 Jewish Italian Authors of the Twentieth Century

Lecture given by Alain Elkann

01-Jan-2012 Memory and Empathy

International Conference at UoL, Birkbeck College

01-Jan-2012 Digital Memories

Day-long seminar in collaboration with South Bank University

01-Jan-2012 Echoes of the Cold War

Joint Postgraduate Research Training Day Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Durham

01-Jan-2012 Launch of PORT

Launch of IGRS's digital platform PORT (Postgraduate Online Research Training)

01-Jan-2012 Research Projects in the Modern Languages

Teaching and coordinating on this first meeting of the IGRS Research Training Workshops series 2012-13.

01-Jan-2012 Saperi emblemi e simboli tra Bologna e l'Europa nel Rinascimento

A two-day conference in collaboration with the Italian Department at the University of Bologna.

01-Jan-2012 Cultural Memory Seminar: Liquid Lands, Solid Seas: Travels, Exchanges and Dislocations across the Adriatic Frontier

A seminar given by Prof. Emilio Cocco (University of Teramo)

01-Jan-2012 International Conference: The Future of Minority Literatures

Keynote address at the International Conference The Future of Minority Literatures in Gorizia/Nova Gorica, 8-9 November 2012

01-Jan-2012 Il friulano e i suoi contesti

 An international conference in collaboration with: King's College London, University College London, Regione Friuli, Consolato d'Italia.

01-Jan-2012 Basta! Patterns of Protest in Modern Italy. History, Agents and Representation

Annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy

01-Jan-2012 Modern Language Archives and Libraries

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2012 Women Language and Grammar in Italy 1500-1800

Seminar and book launch of Helena Sanson, Women Language and Grammar in Italy 1500-1800 (Oxford, 2011).

Speakers: Helena Sanson, Giulio Lepschy, Brian Richardson

Chair: Katia Pizzi

01-Jan-2012 Digital Languages

IGRS Research Training Workshop.

Speakers: Colin Homiski, Lucia Rinaldi

01-Jan-2011 Sites of Memory and the Politics of the Past in the Former Yugoslavia

Cultural Memory Seminar by Professor Vjeran Pavlakovic (University Rijeka)

01-Jan-2011 The PhD viva, applying for an academic job, getting your PhD published

Research Training Seminar

01-Jan-2011 Our Words and Theirs: A Reflection on the Historian's Craft Today

Lecture by Professor Carlo Ginzburg (University Pisa)

01-Jan-2011 Organising a conference, giving a conference paper, getting published

Research Training Seminar

01-Jan-2011 Historical methods, oral history and fieldwork, working across disciplines

Research Training Seminar

01-Jan-2011 Memory and Education

Cultural Memory Seminar

01-Jan-2011 Visual Cultures

Research Training Seminar

01-Jan-2011 The Impact of Caravaggio on Contemporary Culture

International conference

01-Jan-2011 La lunga vita di Marianna Ucria

From Textual to Visual Seminar

01-Jan-2011 Theoretical Applications

Research Training Seminar

01-Jan-2011 Framed by Laughter: Nazi Melodrama and Portuguese Film during WWII

Cultural Memory Seminar by Professor Isabel Gil (University Lisbon)

01-Jan-2011 A Conversation with Robert Coover

International Conference

01-Jan-2011 Research Projects in the Modern Languages

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2011 The Legacy of the Italian Resistance

Seminar

01-Jan-2011 Vampires: Myths of the Past and the Future

International Conference

01-Jan-2011 The Nightmare of Bram Stoker

Coffin Trust Lecture given by Sir Christopher Frayling

01-Jan-2011 Modern Language Archives and Libraries

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2011 Digital Languages

Research Training Workshop

01-Jan-2010 The Personality Cult of Modern Dictators

International Conference

01-Jan-2010 Pirandello Conference

Annual Conference of Society for Pirandello Studies

01-Jan-2010 Art Histories Cultural Studies and the Cold War

International conference

01-Jan-2010 Cold War Cities

Study day

01-Jan-2010 Computing in the humanities

Research Training Seminar

01-Jan-2010 Italy and its Pasts: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Annual conference of the Association Studies Modern Italy

01-Jan-2010 Working with libraries and archives

Research Training Seminar

01-Jan-2010 How to structure a research project and working with drafts

Research Training Seminar

Contemporary Italian Philosophers:

Other editing/publishing activities:

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2012 Terrorism, Italian Style. Representations of Political Violence in Contemporary Italian Cinema

Editor of igrs book

2012 New Approaches to Gramsci: Language, Philosophy and Politics

Knowledge transfer activities:

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Echoes of the Cold War: Trieste on Screen

Keynote at META Humanities Summer School: Mediterranean Identities: Regional and (Inter)national in the Mediterranean

Literature and the Border: Voices and Echoes from Trieste

Invited speech at META Humanities Summer School: Mediterranean Identities: Regional and (Inter)national in the Mediterranean

Contested Memories at the Italian-Croatian Border

Guest Lecture at study trip organised by the University of Rjieka (Erste Patterns)

Memory Empire and Technology

SAS Summer School, July 2010

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