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International Conference “Beckett & Italy. ‘Old chestsnuts’, new occasions”, Sapienza – Università di Roma/Online, 24-26 May 2021

Conference Organizers:
Michela Bariselli (University of Reading)
Davide Crosara (“Sapienza” Università di Roma)
Antonio Gambacorta (University of Reading)
Mario Martino (“Sapienza” Università di Roma)

LUNEDÌ 24 MAGGIO

ore 10:00-10:15

Opening remarks      

PANEL 1: BECKETT AND ITALY IN THE ARCHIVE   

Olga Beloborodova (University of Antwerp)
Beckett’s Collaborative Translations: A Digital Framework for Translingual Intertextuality

Pim Verhulst (University of Antwerp)
From Inferno to Sorrento: Beckett, Radio and the Italia Prize (Prix Italia)

Davide Crosara (Sapienza” Università di Roma)
“c’est l’image la dernière”: Beckett, Novelli and Art as “a leap into the void”

ore 11:45-12:45        

KEYNOTE    

Dirk Van Hulle (University of Oxford)
Keepers of Manuscripts: From Petrarch and Ariosto to Beckett    

ore 15:00-16:20        

PANEL 2: BECKETT AND THE ITALIAN STAGE

Stefano Rosignoli (Trinity College Dublin)
Samuel Beckett and the International Theatre Festival: On the Venetian Staging of Beckett’s Dramatic Works in French

Grazia D’Arienzo (Università degli Studi di Salerno)
“A theatre of concrete visual images, a theatre of poetic images”. The Staging of “Neither” by the Italian Video-Artistic Group Studio Azzurro

Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)
Beckett’s Dystopian Trilogy, Part I: Lucky’s “Cerebral physiology” and the Irrelevance of Godot

ore 16:30-18:00

KEYNOTE    

Annamaria Cascetta (Università Cattolica di Milano)
Samuel Beckett e la cultura italiana: dagli scenari danteschi alla scena teatrale degli anni Duemila

MARTEDÌ 25 MAGGIO

ore 10:30-11:30

PANEL 3: BECKETT AND TEMPORALITIES

Douglas Atkinson (Free University of Brussels)
“Black Sun Shining on the Nothing New”: Modalities of the Demonic in Beckett and Moravia

Luigi Pinton (University of Cambridge)
“Company” Tabucchi, Beckett and Testimony

ore 11:45-12:45

KEYNOTE

John McCourt (Università di Macerata)
“Denti Alligator” or “airtight alligator”: Reading Dante with Joyce and Beckett

ore 15:00-16:20

PANEL 4: BECKETT AND ITALIAN PHILOSOPHY

Einat Adar (University of South Bohemia)
The Berkeley Better Half: Beckett, Berkeley, and Italian Idealism

Alberto Tondello (University College London)
Weakness and Pietas in Gianni Vattimo’s Weak Thought and Samuel Beckett’s “Dante and the Lobster”

Mena Mitrano (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Language After Italian Theory: The Case of Beckett’s Not I

ore 16:30-18:00        

KEYNOTE

Carla Locatelli (Università di Trento – University of Pennsylvania)
Beckett’s Work between “Italianità” and Ingenuity. Whose “Weak Thought”?

ore 19:00-20:00        

SPECIAL EVENT: AN EVENING WITH BECKETT: TWO SHORT FILMS BY S.E. GONTARSKI

Presentation of …but the clouds… (2017) and Beckett on the Baltic (2018) directed by S.E. Gontarski.

Followed by Q&A.
[participants are invited to watch the two short films prior to the event. Links will be made available to conference participants from 1 May]

MERCOLEDÌ 26 MAGGIO

ore 10:30-11:30

PANEL 5: BECKETT AMONG THE POETS

Mario Martino (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Beckett as Troubadour

Stefano Bottero (Poet and Independent Scholar)
Ils ne bougent pas. Leopardian Ontological Roots of Beckett’s Nothing.

ore 11:45-12:45        

KEYNOTE

Manfred Pfister (Freie Universität Berlin)
Beckett’s Kickoff: “Orlando Furioso” as Theatre of the Absurd

ore 15:00-16:45        

PANEL 6: BECKETT, DANTE AND BEYOND

Tommaso Gennaro (Independent scholar)
“The Lost Ones” and Botticelli’s Illustrations of “Paradise”

Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (Trinity College Dublin)
Not I – Purgatorial?

Daragh O’Connell (University College Cork)
‘quashed quo- tatoes’: Samuel Beckett and the Poetics of Analogymongering

Daniel Raffini (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Beckett e Wilcock

ore 17:00-18:30        

KEYNOTE

Enoch Brater (University of Michigan)
Aging with Beckett in Italy and Elsewhere

ore 18:30-18:45

Closing remarks

Zoom link:
https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/82471568909?pwd=cGR0UVk2eFZQNXhacDZ3Zmk5UWJoQT09

Registration:
https://forms.gle/SkWj9k8B1ZDQWbYV8

Information: beckettanditaly@gmail.com