Calvino & Eco: Rhizomatic Relationships

University of Toronto
Department of Italian Studies

In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto

Muzzo Family – Alumni Hall 100
St. Michael’s College
121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON

13 – 14 April 2012
Conference organizer: Rocco Capozzi
Guest Speaker: Umberto Eco
Keynote Speaker: Paolo Fabbri

The Italian Cultural Institute is proud to support the international workshop CALVINO & ECO. RHIZOMATIC RELATIONSHIPS, organized by the Department of Italian Studies of the University of Toronto.
The workshop will explore the intersections between the creative works and the theoretical insights of two masters of the Italian novel, Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, with a special focus on their mutual “readership”.
The event is co-sponsored by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences).


Program

FRIDAY, 13 APRIL 2012

2.00 – 2.30
Opening Remarks by Gianni Bardini (Console Generale d’Italia a Toronto), Adriana Frisenna (Director, Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto), Salvatore Bancheri (Chair, Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto) & Domenico Pietropaolo (Principal, Saint Michael’s College)
2.30 – 3.30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Paolo Fabbri (Università IULM di Milano) – “Il Monaco e il Cavaliere: differenze che si somigliano”

Break

Session 1
Chair: Paolo Chirumbolo (Louisiana State University)
3.45 – 4.30
Stefano Bartezzaghi (Università IULM di Milano) – “Esercizi Blu e Fiori di Stile. Italo Calvino e Umberto Eco alle prese con Raymond Queneau”
4.30 – 5.15
Thomas Stauder (Universität Augsburg) – “Narrare la Resistenza attraverso gli occhi di un adolescente: un paragone tra Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno di Italo Calvino e La misteriosa fiamma della regina Loana di Umberto Eco”

Break

Session 2
Chair: Michele Lettieri (University of Toronto at Mississauga)
5.30 – 6.15
Eugenio Bolongaro (McGill University) – “Erotic Hesitancies: Reading and Carnal Knowledge in Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller and Eco’s The Name of the Rose”
6.15 – 6.45
Wanda Santini (University of Toronto) – “Le forme della leggibilità: Eco e Calvino, strategie linguistiche a confronto”

SATURDAY, 14 APRIL 2012

Session 3
Chair: Franco Pierno (University of Toronto)
9.00 – 9.45
Renato Giovannoli (Writer and independent scholar) – “Manzoni e Pierre Menard. L’influenza di Borges sulla letteratura italiana intorno al 1960 e il Diario minimo”
9.45 – 10.15
Valentina Fulginiti (University of Toronto) – “L’altro 63: Eco e Calvino di fronte al ‘popolare'”

Break

Session 4
Chair: Kathleen Gaudet (University of Toronto)
10.15 – 11.15
Linda Hutcheon (University of Toronto) – “Novelists as Reviewers: Eco and Calvino”
11.15 – 12.00
Martin McLaughlin (University of Oxford) – “Calvino, Eco e il canone della letteratura mondiale”

Lunch

Session 5
Chair: Carlo Coen (University of Toronto)
13.45 – 14.30
Maria Calvo Montoro (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) – “Le ‘lezioni americane’ di Umberto Eco e i ‘boschi narrativi’ di Italo Calvino”
14.30 – 15.00
Norma Bouchard (University of Connecticut) – “Narrating the Archive: Cultural Interventions of Umberto Eco’s Historic Imagination”

Break

Session 6
Chair: John Picchione (York University) 15:30 – 16:00 Annarita Primier (University of Toronto) – “Construct a World. The Readable Architecture and Cityscapes in Umberto Eco’s Baudolino and Italo Calvino’s Città invisibili”
16.00 – 16.45
Franco Ricci (University of Ottawa) – “Memo #6”
16.45 – 17.30
Rocco Capozzi (University of Toronto) – “L’iper-romanzo: molteplicità, enciclopedia ed estetica dell’eccesso”

Break

18.00 – 19.00
Guest speaker Umberto Eco
19.00
Open roundtable discussion
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