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Italian Seminar Series 2022/23

About This Event

We're delighted to present a programme of online and hybrid research seminars featuring scholars working across different areas of Italian Studies and related interdisciplinary fields. Please see our (opens in a new window)Eventbrite Page for details of individual events happening this term and to register. 

Zoom links will be circulated to registered participants via email at least 24 hours prior to the date of the event.

The programme of speakers for term 2 will be published in January 2023.

Conference Details

OrganisersUCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Italian Department

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7 NOVEMBER - 5.45 pm (HYBRID)

The Environmental Ethics of Antonioni's L'eclisse

Dr Saporito's presentation will be followed by a screening of L'eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962).

The presentation will take place in person at UCD (C216, Newman Building) with the possibility of joining via Zoom for those who wish to participate remotely. The Zoom link for the presentation will be circulated via email. The screening of the film will only be accessible to those attending in person.

28 NOVEMBER - 5.30 pm (ONLINE)
DALILA MISSERO, Lancaster University
Cinema Memories as Transnational Practices: A Qualitative Study with Latin American Women in Barcelona and Milan 

5 DECEMBER - 5.30 pm (ONLINE)
ALAN O’LEARY, Aarhus University
After Videographic Criticism, Can Scholarship Ever Be the Same Again?


Find all speaker biographies and abstracts below.

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Paolo Saporito

7th November 2022, 5.45pm

Paolo Saporito is IRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Dep of Film and Screen Media, UCC. He has a PhD in Italian Studies from McGill University, where he also taught courses on Italian culture and cinema. His research focuses on the environmental ethics and politics of films and cultural productions. His current project brings contemporary philosophies of alienation to bear on Antonioni’s films to study their (non)human ecologies from a post-anthropocentric perspective.

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Dr Dalila Missero

28th November 2022, 5.30pm

Dr Dalila Missero is Lecturer in Film Studies at Lancaster University.

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Alan O’Leary

5th December 2022, 5.30pm

Alan O’Leary is Associate Professor in Film and Media in Digital Contexts at Aarhus University. He has published or co-edited several books and many articles on Italian film and culture, most recently on the influential political film The Battle of Algiers (Mimesis International, 2019). His work in videographic criticism has focussed on ‘parametric’ or constraint-based approaches, and he has investigated constraints as a creative-critical resource in joint projects with artists and musicians.


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