Monday, 2 February 2009
'WOMEN IN OTTOCENTO ITALY: NEW PERSPECTIVES'. A ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM
SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2009, 930 - 1730
CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE (LATIMER ROOM)
Organisers: Dr Kate Mitchell (Lucy Cavendish, Cambridge; Department of Italian; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Helena Sanson (Clare College, Cambridge; Department of Italian; email: email@example.com)
The event is sponsored by the Department of Italian and by the Society for Italian Studies. http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/italian/news/Symposium_2009.html
All are welcome to attend. There is a registration fee of £12 (£8.00 for postgraduates), which includes a buffet lunch and refreshments. Please register your interest by downloading the registration form from our webpage and sending it, together with your payment, to the Italian
Department Senior Secretary, Mrs Nan Taplin (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), at the following address:
Mrs Nan Taplin
Department of Italian
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
Cambridge CB3 9DA
The organisers can offer a small contribution towards postgraduates' travel expenses. The amount will depend on the number of postgraduates attending.
Please register by 27 February 2009 at the latest, as there is a cap on numbers.
The feminist movement of the 1970s, the drive towards interdisciplinarity and the rise of new disciplines have had a marked impact on Italian Studies. This one-day symposium focuses on the contribution made by women to nineteenth-century culture in Italy and the forging of the nation state. It brings together specialists in the field to discuss new developments in light of recent scholarship. They will look at a range of artistic practices that includes women writers, actors, artists, journalists and musicians, and at the role of women as readers, spectators and consumers of contemporary culture. Drawing on, among others, women's studies, gender studies, cultural studies, history of the book, linguistics and historiography, the symposium sets out to determine what new perspectives, if any, can be brought to bear on work carried out so far.
WOMEN IN OTTOCENTO ITALY: NEW PERSPECTIVES
9.30 Coffee and registration
WOMEN OF THE THEATRE
10.00-10.30 Julie Dashwood (Lucy Cavendish, Cambridge) 'Actress-Managers in Ottocento Italy: the Case of Adelaide Ristori'
10.30-11.00 Susan Rutherford (University of Manchester) 'Body, Sex and Opera: Verdi's Rigoletto'
11.30-12.00 Kate Mitchell (Lucy Cavendish, Cambridge) 'Fare le italiane: The Female Gaze in Nineteenth-Century Italy'
12.00-12.30 Penny Wickson (University of Birmingham) "Fra quadri e Statue": Odoardo Borrani's Una visita al mio studio (1872)'
12.30-14.00 Lunch (Thirkill Room) and garden visit (weather permitting)
14.00-14.30 Ann Hallamore Caesar (University of Warwick) 'Revisiting the Alternative Canon. Different Approaches to Women and the Post-Unification Novel'
14.30-15.00 Ursula Fanning (University College Dublin) 'Maternal Descriptions and Prescriptions in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy'
15.00-15.30 Sharon Wood (University of Leicester) 'A Nomad in the East: the Writing of Cristina di Belgioioso'
WOMEN AND LANGUAGE
16.00-16.30 Laura Lepschy (University College London and University of Cambridge) 'Carolina Invernizio and Self-Translation: Ij delit d'na bela fia and Storia d'una sartina'
16.30-17.00 Helena Sanson (Clare College, Cambridge) 'Some
Considerations on Women and the "Questione della Lingua" in Post-Unification Italy'
17.00-17.30 General discussion and close