New Narrative Practices from Adaptation to Transmedia and Transnational Cinema

A seminar in honor of Millicent Marcus, with guest film director, Susanna Nicchiarelli

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4:30pm – Ware College House, Great Room

Welcome by Provost Joel Martin, Franklin & Marshall College

Introduction: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner, Franklin & Marshall College

Millicent Marcus, Yale University: “From MTV to cinema impegnato: Transmedia Encounters in L​a Mafia uccide solo d'estate​.”

6pm –  Reception

7pm – Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium

Susanna Nicchiarelli: “Intermediality in Women’s Cinema” , with screenings of Per tutta la vita​, 2014 (52 minutes) and Cosmonauta​, 2009 (87 minutes)  and a Q&A with the director. 

Introduction: Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Dickinson College


Ware College House, Great Room 

Introduction: Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh and Crystal Hall, Bowdoin College

9:00-10:45 Panel 1: Images and Adaptation

Moderator: Deborah Amberson, University of Florida

Massimiliano Delfino​, Columbia University. “La Mafia uccide solo d’estate as the Anti-Monument for the Immunization from the Mafia.”

Roberta Tabanelli​, University of Missouri. “Voice and Vision. The making of L’amore molesto by Mario Martone.”

Fabrizio Cilento​, Messiah College. “Network Narrative in Diaz, Don’t clean up this blood.”

Lorenzo Fabbri​, University of Minnesota. “In Defense of Mixed Cinema 2.0: New Italian Documentaries by Women as Intermedial Adaptation.”

11:00-12:45 Panel 2: Transmedia and Transnational Adaptations

Moderator: Fabiana Cecchini, Texas A&M University

Giancarlo Lombardi​, College of Staten Island & Graduate Center/CUNY. “ ‘Sient’amico chell ca’ te dico’. Sympathy for the Renegade in Gomorra: La serie.”

Mary Ann McDonald Carolan​, Fairfield University. “Translating and Adapting Films Across Borders: Italy and America.”

Cosetta Gaudenzi​, The University of Memphis. “Translating and Adapting Films Across Borders: American Remakes of Italian Movies in the Present Tense.”

Aine O’Healy​, Loyola Marymount University. “Participatory Filmmaking: Questions of Agency, Authorship and Voice.”

LUNCH: 12:45-1:45
2:00-3:30 Panel 3: Spaces of Adaptation

Moderator: Silvia Carlorosi, Fordham University

L. Scott Lerner​, Franklin & Marshall College. Ferrario’s La Luna su Torino. Comedy and a New Cinema of Poetry.

Luca Peretti​, Yale University. “Oltre l’adaptation: Lizzani, Debenedetti e l’ex ghetto di Roma.”

Daniel Leisawitz​, Muhlenberg College. “Roberto Rossellini: Between the Past and the Future of Documentary.”

3:45-5:15 Panel 4: Adaptation of Classic Narratives

Moderator: Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University

Daniela Bini​, University of Texas, Austin. “Leopardi in Music and Film: Giovanna Marini and Mario Martone.”

Andrea Baldi​, Rutgers University. ““Renzo e Luciana: Monicelli reinscrive Calvino nella società dei consumi.”

Chelsea A. Pomponio,​ Franklin & Marshall College. “Pop Culture and the Poet: Adapting Dante for the YouTube Generation.”

5:30-6:30 Roundtable: “Millicent Marcus's Legacy: Inspiring Research, Empowering Community.”

Moderator: Elena Past, Wayne State University

Deborah Amberson, University of Florida - Silvia Carlorosi, Fordham University - Fabiana Cecchini, Texas A&M University - Giovanna Faleschini Lerner, Franklin & Marshall College - Crystal Hall, Bowdoin College - Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh - Nicoletta Marini Maio, Dickinson College - Elena Past, Wayne State University - Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University


Co-sponsored by: Central Pennsylvania Consortium; the Departments of Italian and Theatre, Dance, and Film at Franklin & Marshall; the Department of French and Italian, the Film Studies Program, and Women and Gender’s Studies at Dickinson College; the Department of Italian at Gettysburg College; Ware College House, Center for Liberal Arts and Society, Humanities Speakers Fund, and Humanistic Ideas, Vital Exchange Initiative (HIVE) at Franklin & Marshall College.  




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