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SIS - The Society for Italian Studies presents Turning Points



SIS - The Society for Italian Studies presents Turning Points

Culture della transizione, della trasformazione e della trasmissione in Italia

This “Turning Points” conference, with over 80 speakers, presents a rich and challenging panorama of the vitality of Italian cultural life, past, present and to come. Among the themes being highlighted are issues of gender, migration, memory, modernity, technology and history. Some sessions question disciplinary boundaries and the field of humanities as a whole. There are papers on translation, cinema, comparative literature, reading and writing, the “post-human”, and more. The time-span stretches from the age of Dante, through the early modern period, to contemporary Italian-American experiences. The enigmatic Neapolitan novelist “Elena Ferrante” features in several sessions. Hosted by the TCD Italian Department at the Trinity Long Room Hub, the conference is organized by Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (TCD) Daragh O’Connell (UCC) and Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin (TCD).Please visit for details of the conference programme. Sponsors and hosts include the Society for Italian Studies; Istituto italiano di cultura (Dublino); TCD Association and Trust; the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies; the Department of Italian; Trinity Long Room Hub. All speakers are members of the Society for Italian Studies (SIS). The Society’s role is to further the study of Italy, Italian language, literature, film, thought, history, society and arts in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It publishes Italian Studies, a leading international journal. See


Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Entrance : Free