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Fellini Forever

Italian Cultural Institute Webinar Series on Federico Fellini


Italian Cultural Institute Webinar Series:

Houston, TX/ Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2020: The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles (IIC LA), will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini and the 20th Week of Italian Language in the World on October 20, 2020 at 8.30pm CT (6.30pm PT) with an online panel: FELLINI FOREVER in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Houston, the University of Houston, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA.

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The online panelists:
Professor Alessandro Carrera (University of Houston) will present "Fellini's Deep Time: Archaeology and Modernity in Fellini Satyricon and Roma", an exploration of the accumulation of layers and layers of history religion and mythology in Fellini’s Rome trilogy (La dolce vita, Fellini Satyricon, Roma). Professor Áine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount University) will present 'Fellini’s Projections of the Feminine” examining a range of female figures across the scope of Fellini’s work. Moderated by Professor Thomas Harrison (UCLA).

Alessandro Carrera is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Italian Studies and World Cultures and Literatures at the University of Houston, TX and has published extensively on Italian and comparative literature, continental philosophy, classical and popular music, and contemporary art. He has written on Rossellini and is the author of Fellini's Eternal Rome: Paganism and Christianity in Federico Fellini's Films (Bloomsbury, 2019; Flaiano Prize for Italian Studies). Carrera has translated into Italian all the songs and prose of Bob Dylan, four novels of Graham Greene, and is currently working on the Italian edition of Andy Warhol’s writings.

Áine O’Healy is Professor of Italian at Loyola Marymount University, where she coordinates the Italian program, directs the LMU Summer in Rome program, and currently chairs the Department of Classics and Archaeology. Over the past three decades, she has published widely in Italian screen studies; her most recent book is Migrant Anxieties: Italian Cinema in a Transnational Frame (Indiana University Press, 2019). She has also published on transnational filmmaking, Irish cinema, feminist studies, and pedagogies of cinema, and she has served as co-editor of Palgrave’s Global Cinema book series since its inception in 2010.

Thomas Harrison is a professor in the UCLA Department of Italian, where he teaches Italian film at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as modern and contemporary culture and literature. Author of the forthcoming Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account with the University of Chicago Press (2021), he has also written a number of books and essays on poetry, the novel, philosophy, cultural aesthetics and the comparative arts.

FELLINI FOREVER virtual panel is one the several Fellini related events hosted this year by the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles for the Fellini100 celebrations that will conclude with FELLINI IN ACTION,8 1/2 SET PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL ROLAND, a virtual photo exhibit of set photography of one of the most famous Fellini’s movies 8 ½.

ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE LOS ANGELES - Where ITALY comes to you?The Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles (IIC) is an office of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation founded in 1984 to promote Italian Culture in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Directed by Valeria Rumori since 2015, the Institute promotes Italian language and culture through courses and events organized in collaboration with numerous local institutions and Italian American organizations, with the goal of presenting Italy’s cultural richness and contributions in architecture, cinema, design literature, music, science, technology, theater and the visual arts. In an effort to continue offering a rich program during the safer at home period, the Institute organizes a series of webinars and online events which are also posted on its YouTube channel. In addition, the IIC publishes thematic posts on its social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as follows: MUSIC on Mondays, ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN on Tuesdays, ART on Wednesdays, LANGUAGE & LITERATURE on Thursdays, CINEMA on Fridays, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY on Saturdays and EDUCATION on Sundays.

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