[B900] Notizie/D - CfP: The Legacy of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Federico Pellizzi federico.pellizzi a unibo.it
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BOLLETTINO '900 - Notizie / D, ottobre 2014



- Cfp: The Legacy of Pier Paolo Pasolini
Yale University
March 6-7, 2015
Deadline: December 20, 2014


The Legacy of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Yale University
Whitney Humanities Center
March 6-7, 2015

Keynote Speakers:
Karen Pinkus (Cornell)
Ara H. Merjian (NYU)

Closing Round Table:
Francesco Casetti (Yale)
Giuseppe Mazzotta (Yale)
David Ward (Wellesley)

2015 marks the fortieth anniversary of the death of
Pier Paolo Pasolini, the renowned Italian essayist,
novelist, filmmaker, and poet. The conference offered
by the Department of Italian at Yale aims to explore
the development of scholarship and critical discourse
on Pasolini. Today the work on Pasolini goes beyond
literature and film, and covers a broad range of
disciplines, from music to philosophy, from political
science to environmental studies. Recent events
worldwide have highlighted various aspects of
Pasolini’s career. A film retrospective at the MOMA
in New York in 2012 and 2013 screened his entire
filmography, and in the last years four European
capitals hosted the exhibition “Pasolini Roma.”
Each year new books on Pasolini are published in
multiple languages.

In 1980 Yale commemorated the fifth anniversary of
his death with a conference that attracted a wide range
of scholars and intellectuals from the U.S. and abroad,
including Alberto Moravia and Umberto Eco. The growth
of scholarship and events about Pasolini’s legacy begs
the question not only of what has happened in the last
thirty-five years, but also of what will happen in the
next thirty-five: what is the future of critical
discourse and academic research on Pasolini?

Because of the wide breadth of topics embraced by
Pasolini scholarship, we invite papers from all
disciplines. We will be particularly interested in
papers that encourage dialogue across disciplines.
Please send abstracts (250-300 words) to
pasoliniatyale a gmail.com by December 20, 2014.
Acceptances will be sent out in early January 2015.

Conference participants will include: Ida Dominijanni
(Cornell), Ron Gregg (Yale), Millicent Marcus (Yale),
Paolo Russo (Oxford Brookes), Christy Wampole (Princeton),
and Evan Calder Williams (writer and artist).
The conference will open on March 5th with a screening
of SalÚ, or The 120 Days of Sodom (35mm), introduced by
journalist and curator Dennis Lim.

The conference will be preceded by a series of events,
including a film retrospective, workshops, and guest
lectures. For more information, go to
The conference and correlated events are organized by
Luca Peretti and Karen Raizen, in collaboration with
Yale students and faculty.

Download the call for papers:


(c) Bollettino '900 - versione e-mail
Electronic Newsletter of '900 Italian Literature
Notizie/D, ottobre 2014. Anno XX, 5.

Direttore: Federico Pellizzi
Redazione Newsletter: Michela Aveta, Daniele Borghi,
Eleonora Conti, Anna Frabetti, Monica Jansen,
Giuseppe Nava, Michele Righini, Saverio Voci.

Dipartimento di Filologia classica e Italianistica
dell'Universita' di Bologna,
Via Zamboni 32, 40126 Bologna, Italy,
Fax +39 051 2098595; tel. +39 051 2088378.
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