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On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, the Georgetown University Italian Department and the Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. propose a day of conversations on themes that have proven of crucial importance throughout the history of the nation. World-renowned scholars will offer their perspectives on a variety of cultural, historical, and political issues, highlighting different threads in the rich tapestry of Italian identity.

Embassy of Italy Washington, DC

Pietro Magni, The Reading Girl, 1861 marble, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Una d’arme, di lingua, d’altare? Italy @ 150 Francesco Saverio Altamura, The First Italian Flag Taken to Florence in 1859 1859, oil on canvas, Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento, Turin


Conference jointly organized by

Washington, DC 20057-1049

Georgetown University Italian Department The Embassy of Italy/ Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC


3000 Whitehaven Street NW Washington, DC 20008 JOIN OUR E-NEWSLETTER AT:

Lohrfink Auditorium, Georgetown University Washington, DC – October 14th 2011

- Program 9.45 am

3.00- 4.15 pm

Opening Remarks H.E. Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, Ambassador of Italy

The Other Risorgimento Chair: Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University)

10.00-11.15 am

- Daniela Bini, The University of Texas, Austin Verdi, Woman and Nation

Theater and Music of the United Italy Chair: Tommaso Astarita (Georgetown University) - Gianni Cicali, Georgetown University The Italian Theater 'under' the Unification - Anthony Del Donna, Georgetown University “Vogliamo la repubblica; vogliam la libertà”: Canti Sociali and the Unification of Italy

Coffee break 11.45- 1.00 pm

- Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University “La questione della donna” during the Risorgimento: Defining the Modern Italian Woman

Coffee break 4.45-6.00 pm Italian Americans and Identities in and through Language Chair: Anna De Fina (Georgetown University) - Teresa Fiore, Montclair State University Linguistic Experimentations in 'Eyetalian' American Literature

Making Italy, Othering Italy: Politics of Integration and Disintegration Chair: Nicoletta Pireddu (Georgetown University) - Silvana Patriarca, Fordham University The Emotional Discourse of the Risorgimento - David Forgacs, New York University Italy Seen at its Margins: Visual Culture and Social Exclusion since 1861

Lunch break

- Luciana Fellin, Duke University I Say Reesotoh and you Say Risadah: Italian National and Italian American Identities through Language and Food - Anna De Fina, Georgetown University Italian Americans and the Heritage Language: an Analysis of Family Interaction

Conference Program - Una d'arme, di lingua, d'altare? Italy @ 150  

Conference program - October 14, 2011 from 9:45am to 6:00pm

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