[B900] Notizie/D - Convegno su Renato Poggioli

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    BOLLETTINO '900 - Notizie / D, ottobre 2007



- Renato Poggioli
   An International Symposium
   October 25 - University of
   Massachussets Amherst
   October 26 - Brown University
   October 27 - Harvard University



Co-hosted by

October 25
UMASS - Amherst
The Five Colleges

October 26
Brown University

October 27
Harvard University

In collaboration with the Consulate General
of Italy in Boston and ILICA - Italian Language
Inter-Cultural Alliance

Renato Poggioli (1907-1963)
Renato Poggioli, a distinguished scholar in
Comparative Literature, Slavic and Italian Studies
was a Professor at Smith College, Brown University
and Harvard University between 1938 and 1963.
He was author of several seminal studies and
translations in all of his fields of interest,
such as *The Theory of the Avant-garde*,
*The Poets of Russia*, *The Phoenix and the Spider*,
*Rozanov*, *Il fiore del verso Russo*, *La violetta
notturna*, and many others.
Renato Poggioli was also a militant anti-fascist
and one of the founders, in 1938, of the Mazzini
Society, in Northampton, MA, the largest anti-fascist
organization outside Italy.


The UMass Amherst portion of this event is
co-sponsored by:
The Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research
The Office of the Dean of the College Humanities
and Fine Arts
The Five Colleges Inc.
The University Outreach Program
The Office of International Programs
The Department of Italian Language and Literature
at Smith College
The Department of Russian Language and Literature
at Smith College
The Department of Classics and Italian at
Mt. Holyoke College

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Wednesday, October 24
6:30 pm
Welcome reception and dinner, University Club
(symposium participants and invited guests)

Thursday, October 25
Campus Center, Room 917

Welcome address: Paul T. Kostecki, Vice Provost
for Research, UMass Amherst
Liborio Stellino, Consul General of Italy in Boston

Opening remarks: Sylvia Poggioli

Part 1
Moderator: Michael Papio (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Donald Fanger, (Harvard University)
The Indelible Presence of Renato Poggioli

Charles Killinger (Valencia Community College)
The American Anti-Fascism of Renato Poggioli:
A Historical Perspective

Mattia Acetoso (Yale University)
Renato Poggioli's Comparativism: the Perspective of the

11:00 Coffee break

Part 2
Moderator: Ombretta Frau (Mt. Holyoke College)

Lino Pertile (Harvard University)
Renato Poggioli, Reader of Dante

Kristen Lodge (Columbia University)
"Where Are the Barbarians of the Twentieth Century?":
Czech Debates on Decadence and Barbarism in the 1890s

12:30 Lunch, 1001 Campus Center (symposium participants
and invited guests)

3:00 Amherst, MA to Providence, RI (Departure from the
UMass Campus Center Main Entrance)

The Brown University portion of this event is co-sponsored by:
The Marshall Woods Lectureships Foundation of Fine Arts
The Office of the Provost
The Department of Italian Studies
The Department of Comparative Literature
The Department of Slavic Languages
The Friends of Italian Studies at Brown University

Brown University

Thursday, October 25 – continued
6:30 Dinner, hosted by Provost David Kertzer and Susan
Kertzer (symposium participants and invited guests)

Friday, October 26
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall

Opening remarks: David Kertzer, Provost, Brown University
Massimo Riva (Brown University)
Sylvia Poggioli

Part 1
Moderator: Svetlana Evdokimova (Brown University)

Laurent Beghin (Universite Catholique de Louvain)
Renato Poggioli and Slavonic Literatures

Carlo Testa (University of British Columbia)
Alexandr Blok Translated into Italian: In the Beginning
Was Poggioli's Word

Thomas Peterson (University of Georgia)
Between Two Silences: Renato Poggioli as Retrospective
Prophet of Modernity

11:00 Coffee break

Part 2
Moderator: Anthony Oldcorn (Brown University)

Harsha Ram (University of California Berkeley)
Revisiting Renato Poggioli's Theory of the Avant-garde

Ernesto Livorni (University of Wisconsin Madison)
The Avant-Garde: Poggioli's Theory and Its Legacy

Anna Botta (Smith College)
Renato Poggioli and the Byzantine Origins of Comparative

12:45 Lunch, 1001 Campus Center (symposium participants
and invited guests)

3:15 Providence, RI to Cambridge, MA (Departure from
Hotel lobby)

The Harvard University portion of this event is sponsored by:
The Lauro De Bosis Lectureship Fund

Harvard University

Friday, October 26 – continued
6:30 Dinner, Eliot House, Master's Residence (symposium
participants and invited guests)

Saturday, October 27
Thompson Room, The Humanities Center

8:30 Breakfast

9:00 Opening remarks:
Lino Pertile (Chair of the Lauro de Bosis Committee,
Harvard University)
Sylvia Poggioli

Part 1
Moderator: Lino Pertile (Harvard University)

Maria Nemcova Benarjee (Smith College)
Renato Poggioli Remembered (1907-1963): Literary Scholar
and Critic, Poet-Translator and Beloved Teacher

Dante della Terza (Harvard University)
The Spirit and the Letter. Remarks on Poggioli's
Posthumous Books

Renato Camurri (Universita' degli Studi di Verona)
Exiles in the United States: the experience of Renato

11:00 Coffee break

Part 2
Moderator: Dante Della Terza (Harvard University)

Giuseppe Ghini (Universita' degli Studi di Urbino)
The Metric Equivalent in Poggioli's "Rhythmic Versions"
from Pushkin, Tjutchev, Akhmatova, Pasternak

Andrea Cristiani (Universita' degli Studi di Bologna)
Renato Poggioli and the Italian Periodicals between
1928 and 1938.

Mark Pietralunga (Florida State University)
Reconstructing Italy: Renato Poggioli, Inventario, and
"Italian Literary Chronicles"

12:45 Closing remarks
Roberto Ludovico (UMass Amherst)

1:00 Lunch (Symposium participants and invited guests)

For information please contact:
UMass Amherst
freital at frital.umass.edu

Brown University
Italian_Studies at brown.edu

Harvard university
coviello at fas.harvard.edu


(c) Bollettino '900 - versione e-mail
Electronic Newsletter of '900 Italian Literature
Notizie/D, ottobre 2007. Anno XIII, 5.

Direttore: Federico Pellizzi
Redazione Newsletter: Michela Aveta, Eleonora Conti,
Anna Frabetti, Luisa Magnoli, Giuseppe Nava, Saverio Voci.

Dipartimento di Italianistica
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