Dante @ ICI Berlin

Metamorphosing Dante

 

ICI Berlin
Institute for Cultural Inquiry
24-26 September 2009

 

Concept and Organization:
Manuele Gragnolati, Fabio Camilletti, Fabian Lampart

 

 

Thursday 24 September 

 

14:00

Christoph Holzhey (ICI Berlin): Greetings and Welcome
Fabio Camilletti, Manuele Gragnolati, Fabian Lampart: Opening Remarks

Paradisi

14:15

Rachel Jacoff (Wellesley): Reclaiming Paradiso: Dante in the Poetry of James Merrill and Charles Wright

Erminia Ardissino (Toronto): "Perché mi vince il lume d'esta stella". Giovanni Giudici's Rewriting of Dante's Paradiso for the Theatre

Francesca Southerden (Oxford): 'Per-tras-versioni' dantesche:
Post-paradisiacal Constellations in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni and Andrea Zanzotto

16:00

Break

Subjectivity

16:30

Fabio Camilletti (Berlin): The Bipolarity of Angélisme: Beatrice, Desire and Sublimation from Gide to Lacan

Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford): Rewriting Dante after Freud and the Shoah: Giorgio Pressuburger's  Nel regno oscuro

Rebecca West (Chicago): Wives and Lovers in Dante and Montale

19:00

Piero Boitani (Roma): Dante in Ireland: Yeats, Joyce, Heaney

Friday 25 September

Canonizations

10:00

Dennis Looney (Pittsburgh): Stretching the Canon in African American Appropriations of Dante from the Nineteenth Century to Today

Federica Pich (Pisa): Dante's "Strangeness": The Commedia and the late Twentieth-Century Debate on the Literary Canon

11:10

Break

Bodies

11:40

Nicola Gardini (Oxford): In the Name of Dante: Body and Sex in Twentieth-Century American Gay Poetry

James Miller (Western Ontario): Ghostwriting Dante: Derel Jarman's Queer Appropriations of the Inferno

12:50

Lunch

Modernities

14:30

Ray Fleming (Florida State): Thomas Mann's Über Dante and the Politics of Reading

Teresa Prudente (Torino): "Misi me per l'alto mare aperto": Personality and Impersonality in Virginia Woolf's Reading of Dante's Allegorical Language

Cornelia Wild (München): The Caring Dead. Auerbach's Desire for the Mundane in Dante's Inferno

16:15

Break

Visualizations

16:45

Ronald De Rooy (Amsterdam): A Cardboard Dante. The Metropolis of Hell Revisited

Hannah Lisa Linsmaier (Potsdam): Comics Capturing the Comedy

Antonella Francini (Firenze): Transferring Dante: Robert Rauschenberg's 34 Drawings for the Inferno

19:00

Vernissage: Himmel und Hölle. 100 Drawings on Dante's Divina Commedia. By Hiltrud Gauf (Köln) with an introduction by Sabine Schrader (Innsbruck)

Saturday 26 September

Catabasis

10:00

Angela Merte-Rankin (Maynooth): Dante's Inferno and Walter Benjamin's Cities: Considerations of Place, Experience and Media

Federico Sabatini (Torino): Imagination, Memory and Language: Dante's Influence on Samuel Beckett

Florian Trabert (Düsseldorf): "Il mal seme d'Adamo". Dante's Inferno and the Problem of Literary Representation of Evil in Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus and Wolfgang Koeppen's Der Tod in Rom

11:45

Break

Structures

12:15

Patricia Feise-Mahnkopp (Oldenburg): The Matrix-Trilogy: Postmodern Pastiche or Postsecular Rearticulation of Dante's Divina Commedia?

Tristan Kay (Oxford): Dante's Commedia as Anti-Model in Cesare Pavese's La luna e i falò

13:30

Lunch

Manipulations and Distortions

15:00

Nick Havely (York): "Hell on a Paying Basis": Morality and the Market in Harry Lachman's Dante's Inferno (1935)

Davide Luglio (Paris): "Anziché allargare, dilaterai!".
Allegoria e mimesis dalla Commedia di Dante alla Divina Mimesis di P.P. Pasolini

 

Manuela Marchesini (Texas A&M University): From Agambern's Italian Category of Comedy to Profanation as the Political Task of Modernity: Dante in Gadda's Pasticciaccio and Pasolini's Petrolio