January 25, 2010 at 4:22 pm (Uncategorized)

A quick note, following the conference’s conclusion yesterday afternoon, to thank all of the participants of the conference for helping to stimulate such vibrant and captivating dialogues on the contemporary Italian cinema. My colleague Mariarita & I are very happy with the event, and thankful both for all contributions and the kind words of our colleagues. Special thanks to Filippo Trentin, Gabriella Addivinola, Simone Brioni and Serena Bassi for helping keep the conference running, to Sue Dibben for doing pretty much everything, to Dr.s Jenny Burns and Loredana Polezzi for bringing reassuring words and a calming presence, and to the four panelists, Dr.s Bonsaver, O’Leary, O’Rawe and Vighi for seeing the event through and triggering such an interesting and lively debate.

The next step will hopefully be to form some kind of publication, which we are very excited about, and I’ll post a more detailed review of the event in the near future.

Watch this space!

D & M


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January 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm (Uncategorized)

We are pleased to announce the participation of Fabio Vighi in the closing roundtable event, to take place on Sunday evening. Dr. Vighi (Cardiff) will join Dr.s O’ Rawe (Bristol), O’Leary (Leeds) and Bonsaver (Oxford) to discuss the key themes of the conference and trigger an open and vibrant discussion with all delegates.

Given his publishing background, and the large number of psychoanalysis- based interventions, we are quite sure that Dr. Vighi will bring an exciting perspective and contribute a great deal.

In the mean time watch this space for the final programme!

M & D

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Update: CFP Extension

August 3, 2009 at 5:58 pm (Uncategorized)

The deadline of the Call for Papers and Panels for our conference has been extended to 30th September 2009.

Titles and abstracts (maximum of 300 words) for proposed papers (20 minutes in length) should be sent in either English or Italian to one of the conference organizers, Dominic Holdaway (, or Mariarita Martino ( We are also welcoming suggestions for panels (90 minutes in length), both topics and contributors.

Dom & Mariarita

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Update: Collaboration with Rome

August 3, 2009 at 5:57 pm (Uncategorized)

We are excited to announce a collaboration with Cinemonitor: Osservatorio Cinema, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’,┬áin the form of a video link-up during one of the days of the conference. Further updates on this will follow shortly.

Dom & Mariarita

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