The Institute of Anglo-Italian Studies will be holding its 9th International Conference on 26 and 27 September 2016. This year the theme is 'Britain and Italy: Literary and Cultural Relations.'
The Conference, which will be co-convened by Prof. Peter Vassallo and Prof. Gloria Lauri-Lucente, will be held at the Valletta Campus, St Paul Street, Valletta.
For more information please contact Prof. Peter Vassallo or Prof. Gloria Lauri-Lucente.
Registration fee is EUR 10 per person per day. To reserve a place send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee is to be paid in cash on each day of the conference.
The Conference programme
Sunday 25 September
Welcome Reception for Conference participants at Plaza Hotel, Sliema
Monday 26 September
Chair: Peter Vassallo
The Progress of Cleopatra between Alexandria, Rome and London – Keir Elam (University of Bologna)
The ‘Piazza’ in Shakespeare – Maria Frendo (University of Malta)
James Howell on Italy and All Things Italian – Giovanni Iamartino (University of Milan)
British Sculptors in Rome in the Early 19th Century – Alison Yarrington (University of Loughborough)
Mediterranean Volcanoes in English Romantic Poetry – Jane Stabler (University of St Andrews)
The Talking Bow: Leigh Hunt on Paganini – Tim Webb (University of Bristol)
Revolution and National Freedom in Felicia Hemans’s ‘Vespers of Palermo’ (1823) – Lilla Crisafulli (University of Bologna)
Shelley’s ‘Prometheus Unbound’ and the ‘Divina Commedia’ – Michael O’Neill (University of Durham)
‘Rome Disappoints Me Much’: Claude, Clough, and ‘Amours de Voyage’ – Phillip Mallett (University of St Andrews)
‘The Italian Method’ and the ‘Italian Gesture’: Musico-Literary Considerations on W.B. Yeats, Italian Music and Italian Composers – Enrico Reggiani (University of the Sacred Heart, Milan)
Henry James and the Spoils of Italy – Petra Caruana Dingli (University of Malta)
Tuesday 27 September
James Joyce, Stefano D’Arrigo and the Linguistic Leviathan – Francesco Marroni (University of Chieti – Pescara)
D.H. Lawrence in Montecassino: ‘The Spirit of Place’ – Peter Vassallo (University of Malta)
Naples and the Anglo-American Allied Forces: Francesco Rosi’s ‘Napoli ’44 – Gaetana Marrone-Puglia (University of Princeton)
‘Nothing Is What It Seems’: Venice and its Spectral Other in Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Don’t Look Now’ – Gloria Lauri-Lucente (University of Malta)
‘The Lightning Darted Across the Black Heavens and Fell on the Vatican’: The Strange Case of Ursula and Dirk in Marjorie Bowen’s ‘Black Magic’ – Fabrizio Foni (University of Malta)
Charles Tomlinson, ‘Italian Places’ / ‘Luoghi Italiani’: Revisited – Marina Morbiducci (Sapienza University, Rome)
From Touring to Surviving: Tim Park’s Literary Tour of Italy and the Framing of the Literary – Ivan Callus (University of Malta)