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Hilary Term Card 2021


Hilary Term 2021


Guide to all Italy-related events

In order to provide you with a useful guide, the following list comprises all events organised by ISO and other associations:




Tuesday 23 February, 5:15–6:30pm (UK time)

Organized by ISO (Italian Studies at Oxford, UK) in collaboration with the Inserra Endowed Chair at Montclair State University (USA), the Italian Sub-Faculty at Oxford University and the Italian section of the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen (Norway)


Book Launch:

Italiani che lasciano l’Italia. Le nuove emigrazioni al tempo della crisi (Milan: Mimesis, 2020)

A round-table discussion (online)

The editors—Marco Alberio (Università degli Studi di Bologna and Université du Québec à Rimouski) and Fabio Berti (Università di Siena)—will be joined in conversation by Guido Bonsaver (ISO Co-ordinator) and two further discussants, Teresa Fiore (Montclair State University) and Monica Miscali (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Please register via the following link:

(Oxford Italian sub-faculty members are automatically registered).

Please see here the editors’ introduction to the volume.

Please note, this event will be in Italian, with (optional) simultaneous translation into English (instructions here:





Seminars take place on Mondays at 5.15pm on Microsoft Teams. To register please contact (Italian sub-faculty members are automatically registered)

All welcome


Week 1 (18 Jan)

Dr David Bowe (University College Cork) — Meditation and/as Dialogue in Dante.

Week 2 (25 Jan)

Dr Maria Pavlova (University of Warwick) — Saracens and their World in Boiardo and Ariosto.

Week 3 (1 Feb)

Prof. Sarah Sullam (Università degli Studi di Milano) — Title TBC.

Week 4 (8 Feb)

External Work in Progress — Katherine Travers (NYU), Martina Caterino (Università di Genova), Mara Josi (University of Cambridge).

Week 5 (*Wed* 17 Feb)

Prof. Corrado Bologna (Scuola Normale Superiore) — La nascita dell a filologia romanza fra cànone dei Classici e Teatro della Memoria: Angelo Colocci e Giulio Camillo.

Week 8 (8 Mar)

DPhil Work in Progress Presentations (3rd year).




No events currently planned due to the Coronavirus pandemic; please consult the OUIS web page for updates.




All events will take place at 8pm (online): the Zoom link will be sent to members in advance of the meeting.


Wednesday 20 January 2021

Pietro Corsi, ‘Villain or hero? Galileo in the British Isles’

(passcode: 284484)


Wednesday 10 February 2021 

Giuseppe Trapani, ‘Olive Oil: A Very Short Introduction’

 (passcode: 795906)


Thursday 4 March 2021

Rossella Bondi will discuss her new book: À la recherche de l’homme nouveau. Alberto Savinio et les avant-gardes à Paris 1911-1937 (Peter Lang, 2020)

Respondent: Dr Barbara Giraud-Pavlov (Oxford Brookes University).

Also in discussion: Dr Tristan Alonge (Maison Française Oxford), Prof Dawn Adès (Essex), Prof. Tim Matthews (UCL)

 (passcode: 449946)




IPT is a reading group which aims to discuss, appreciate, and problematise the issues of contemporary Italian writing, in continuous dialogue with living poets, writers, translators, and scholars. For more information, please contact Adele Bardazzi at


All events will be held online on Wednesday at 5.30pm (GMT)


Week 1 (20 Jan)

'Giardino e bosco coincidono', a poetry reading by Laura Pugno. Laura Pugno will be joined in conversation by Roberto Binetti (St Anne's College, University of Oxford).


Week 3 (3 Feb)

'La favola delle pupille, un incontro una lettura' by Tommaso Di Dio. Tommaso Di Dio will be joined in conversation by Dr Carmen Gallo (La Sapienza University of Rome).


Week 5 (17 Feb)

 'Casella mio, per tornar altra volta / là dov'io son, fo io questo viaggio', a poetry reading by Giulia Martini. Giulia Martini will be joined in conversation by Prof. Niccolò Scaffai (University of Siena).


Week 7 (3 Mar)

'What I am is a window', a poetry reading by Franca Mancinelli. Franca Mancinelli will be joined in conversation by the writer and translator John Taylor.