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2014 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference

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Location: Zurich

The IAS hosted three two-part sessions at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of Italian Studies.

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Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society

Session Title: Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni: Swiss-Italian Architects and Craftsmen in Early Modern Europe I: Architects
KO2-F-173
Friday, May 23, 2014, 3:30-4:45 pm
Organizer and Chair: Susan Klaiber, Independent Scholar, Winterthur
Speakers/Papers:
Nadja Horsch, Universität Leipzig, "Domenico Fontana's Trasportatione dell´obelisco vaticano – the prototype of a new genre of architectural literature"
Madleine Skarda, Universität Zürich, "Imported versus local tradition: the example of Bohemia"
Maria Gabriella Pezone, Seconda Università di Napoli, "Un sodalizio 'ticinese' nella Roma del Settecento: i rapporti di committenza tra Livio Odescalchi e Carlo Buratti"

Session Title: Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni: Swiss-Italian Architects and Craftsmen in Early Modern Europe II: Craftsmen
KO2-F-173
Friday, May 23, 2014, 5:00-6:15pm
Organizer: Susan Klaiber, Independent Scholar, Winterthur
Chair: Nadja Horsch, Universität Leipzig
Speakers/Papers:
Mauro Volpiano, Politecnico di Torino, "Maestri ticinesi nel cantiere della reggia di Venaria Reale (1660-1713). Competenze professionali, mestieri, organizzazione del cantiere"
Giovanni Cavallo, Giacinta Jean, and Stefania Luppichini, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, "From Ticino to Lithuania: materials and techniques of stucco decoration"
Christine Casey, Trinity College, Dublin, "Building on Beard: maestri ticinesi in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland"

Session Title: Photography and Power I
KOL-H-321
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 2:15-3:30pm
Organizers: Marco Andreani, Macula, Centro Internazionale di Cultura Fotografica, and Marco Purpura, Balthazar, Polo di Studi sul Cinema
Chair: Marco Andreani, Macula, Centro Internazionale di Cultura Fotografica
Speakers/Papers:
Nicoletta Pazzaglia, University of Oregon, "Frontal Portrait: Psychiatric Photography, Gender, and the Quest for National Identity in Fin-de-Siècle Italy"
Tania Rossetto, Università di Padova, "Rappresentare gli strumenti del potere: foto-ritratti di mappe"
Giuliana Minghelli, Harvard University, "The Photography of Power and the Power of Photography. The Images in Leo Longanesi’s L’Italiano (1926-1939)"

Session Title: Photography and Power II
KOL-H-321
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 2:15-3:30pm
Organizers: Marco Andreani, Macula, Centro Internazionale di Cultura Fotografica, and Marco Purpura, Balthazar, Polo di Studi sul Cinema
Chair: Marco Purpura, Balthazar, Polo di Studi sul Cinema
Speakers/Papers:
Lindsay Harris, American Academy in Rome, "Redeeming Italy: Photography and Power at the First Roman Biennial, 1921"
Erica Grossi, Università di Palermo, "Il potere della fotografia sub-specie bellica"
Nicoletta Leonardi, University of California EAP Florence, "Photography and Materiality in Italy in the 1960s and 70s: Mario Cresci’s Work Between Urban Activism and Participatory Planning"

Session Title: Photography and Writing: from Illustrated Novels to Weekly Magazines I
KOL-G-220
Sunday, May 25, 2014, 4:00-5:15pm
Organizers: Pasquale Verdicchio, University of California San Diego, and Nicoletta Pazzaglia, University of Oregon
Chair: Nicoletta Pazzaglia, University of Oregon
Speakers/Papers:
Liz Shannon, Bass Museum of Art, "The US, Italy, and 'Photographic Books': national influence in Paul Strand and Cesare Zavattini’s Un paese (1955)"
Marco Andreani, Macula, Centro Internazionale di Cultura Fotografica, "Fotografia e divulgazione: foto-libri, riviste e supplementi illustrati nell’Italia degli Cinquanta e Sessanta"
Carlos R. de Souza, University of Texas, "The Narrative Scheme of the Romantic Fotonovela. Dal romanzo al reportage: Federico de Roberto e la fotografia"

Session Title: Photography and Writing: from Illustrated Novels to Weekly Magazines II
KOL-G-220
Sunday, May 25, 2014 5:30-6:45pm
Organizers: Pasquale Verdicchio, University of California San Diego, and Nicoletta Pazzaglia, University of Oregon
Chair: Lindsay Harris, American Academy in Rome
Speakers/Papers:
Gabriella Bologna, Università di Verona, "Dal romanzo al reportage: Federico de Roberto e la fotografia"
Marina Spunta, University of Leicester, "Stimmung or Dissonant Landscapes? Luigi Ghirri’s legacy in Contemporary Italian Photography and Writing"
Maria Lolla, Harvard University, "Photographing Averages: Literature, Photography, Statistics and the Power of the Norm"


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