Master of Imaginative Synthesis: Federico Fellini at 100 | May 28 at 6pm PDT

May 24, 2020 501

A Live Online Webinar in conjunction with the 2020 publication of Wiley Blackwell's A Companion to Federico Fellini. Thurs, May 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm PDT. REGISTER HERE. Registration required. The session will be recorded and attendees’ mic and camera will not be activated

On the occasion of the celebrations for the Federico Fellini Centennial, Alessandro Ago, Director of Programming and Special Projects, USC School of Cinematic Arts, will moderate an online conversation about the great filmmaker with Frank Burke, Professor Emeritus, Department of Film and Media - Queen’s University (Canada); Thomas Harrison, Professor, UCLA Department of Italian; and Federico Pacchioni, The Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco Chair in Italian, Chapman University.

In memory of Marguerite Waller, professor emerita of Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at the University of California, Riverside and co-editor of Wiley Blackwell's A Companion to Federico Fellini.

Alessandro Ago is the Director of Programming and Special Projects at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he programs film screenings, festivals, guest speakers and special events. Ago curates Outside the Box [Office], a prolific, diverse screening series dedicated to showcasing new international, documentary and independent cinema at USC, often followed by conversations with the filmmakers. With a special interest in Italian cinema, Ago has hosted events with Roberto Saviano, Mario Monicelli, Lina Wertmueller, Gabriele Salvatores, Claudia Cardinale, Pupi Avati, Marco Bellocchio, Dario Argento and Franco Nero.

Frank Burke, is Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), where, from 1987 to 2015, he taught film in relation to postmodernity, ideological criticism, cultural studies, poststructuralist theory, and gender. His research has been devoted to Italian, North American, and Italian-American cinema, with a frequent focus on Federico Fellini. He has published five books on Fellini’s films in English and contributed to Italian volumes on the director. His Wiley Blackwell's A Companion to Federico Fellini, which he edited with the late Marguerite Waller and with Marita Gubareva, has just been published as has his Fellini’s Films and Commercials: From Postwar to Postmodern (Intellect and the University of Chicago Press).

Thomas Harrison is a professor in the UCLA Department of Italian, where he teaches Italian film at the graduate and undergraduate levels and courses in modern and contemporary literature. Author of the soon to be published Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account (2021), he also researches poetry, intellectual history and the comparative arts.

Federico Pacchioni is an Associate Professor of Italian Studies and holder of the Sebastian Paul & Marybelle Endowed Musco Chair. He directs the Italian Studies program, also leading multidisciplinary collaborations and community outreach initiatives. He is the author of numerous publications, including books, peer-reviewed articles, translations, reviews, interviews, and creative writings. His work on Fellini includes: Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations behind the Scenes (University of Toronto Press, 2014, monograph) and A History of Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2017, with P. Bondanella)

About the book: Wiley Blackwell's A Companion to Federico Fellini

This groundbreaking anthology presents new methodologies and fresh insights for encountering, appreciating, and contextualizing the director's films in the 21st century. The volume provides contributions by leading scholars, intellectuals, and filmmakers, as well as insights from collaborators and associates of the Italian director. Scholarly yet readable essays explore the fundamental aspects of Fellini's works while addressing their contemporary relevance in contexts ranging from politics and the environment to race, gender, and sexuality. The book also introduces the topic of responses to this work by a remarkable range of directors and viewers around the world.

Edited by Frank Burke, Marguerite Waller, Marita Gubareva

Learn more at here

SOURCE: IIC Los Angeles

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