Italy and the Classics

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles'

A one-day conference with Marina Warner and featuring a rehearsed reading of Roberto Cavosi’s Bellissima Maria (after Phaedra/Hipploytus)

ITALY AND THE CLASSICS,  Friday 10 June

A joint one-day conference organised by the APGRD, together with support from Modern Languages, Oxford and The Society for Italian Studies. With Marina Warner, and featuring a rehearsed reading of Roberto Cavosi’s Bellissima Maria (after Phaedra/Hipploytus

Registration is £25 (or £20 for a Student Concession), and this includes lunch, refreshments, and a drinks reception, as well as confirming your place at the evening reading.
Please follow this link to register online at the University Stores site.

FULL PROGRAMME:

In the Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’:

10.15am: WELCOME by Marina Warner

10.30-11.30am: Fin de Siècle Italy (Chair: Matthew Reynolds)
Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Freelance Writer): ‘“Patria! Patria!” Gabriele d'Annunzio's old-new theatre of nationhood’
Michael Subialka (Oxford): ‘D’Annunzio’s Epic Rome and Doomed Love’

11.30-12.45: The Performance Arts (Chair: Elena Lombardi)
Eleftheria Ioannidou (Birmingham): ‘A Classical Modernity: Performances of Ancient Drama in Sicily in the Interwar Period’ 
Rosella Simonari (London): ‘Heroic Nudity and Primitivism: Alberto Spadolini’s Dances’
Simone Spagnolo (Anglia Ruskin): ‘Teatro polidittico: classics-inspired contemporary Italian operas and the concept of openness’

12.45 - 2pm LUNCH

2-3.15pm: Early Modern Italy (Chair: Glenn Most)
Martin McLaughlin (Oxford): ‘The lion, the dog and the fly: Alberti's classical menagerie’
Matthew Leigh (Oxford): ‘Goldoni, Le donne curiose, and Classical Curiosity'
Nicola Gardini (Oxford): ‘Classical Sodomies: the Case of Antonio Beccadelli’

3.15-3.45pm TEA

3.45-5pm: Film (Chair: Oliver Taplin)
Maria Wyke (London): ‘Ancient Rome in Italian silent cinema’
John David Rhodes (Cambridge): ‘Tutto santo: Pasolini’s Queer Antiquity’

 

In the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s:

6pm: DRINKS RECEPTION

6.30pm: Pre-Performance Talk (Chair: Marina Warner)
Roberto Cavosi (Playwright), Jane House (Translator), Marco Gambino and Sasha Waddell (actors)


7pm Rehearsed Reading of Roberto Cavosi’s Bellissima Maria (after Phaedra/Hippolytus)
8.15-8.30pm – Q&A

Please follow this link to register online at the University Stores site.
Please email    ​if you have any queries.