Archive for March, 2011

March 20, 2011

Women’s Bodies (Il corpo delle donne)

Tuesday, March 29th, 6pm
Emmet Theatre, Arts Building

Author and director Lorella Zanardo will talk to us and introduce the screening of Il corpo delle donne (Women’s Bodies), a documentary in which she explores the way women’s bodies are used by the Italian media. The film will be followed by an open Q&A session.

Trinity Senator Ivana Bacik will introduce the event.

(N.B.: The documentary has English subtitles and the event will be in English.)

Lorella Zanardo is an organisational consultant and lecturer on women’s issues. She is a member of the Advisory Board of W.I.N., an independent global women’s leadership organization. She has held positions in the marketing field for many years, including Marketing Director for Gruppo Mondadori. She has managed community projects in diversity management and organized and chaired innovative courses on themes of change for organizations and individuals. She has been a theatre and cinema actress and a past presenter at the W.I.N. conference. She lives with her two children, practices yoga and is currently writing a book on the developing role of women in society and organizations. Lorella is also the founder and Director of Sportgate, a company specialising in consultancy services and innovative training methods as practiced in the world of sports and through the stories of great Olympic champions. With this documentary, which she wrote and directed, Lorella has taken Italy by a storm and changed the way people think of women as portrayed by the media the world over.

Senator Ivana Bacik, LLB, LLM (Lond), BL, FTCD, is 42 and the Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin (a position previously held by Mary Robinson and President Mary McAleese). She is a Senior Lecturer and also a Fellow of Trinity College (elected in 2005), and a practising barrister.

March 16, 2011

17th March 2011: 150 years since Italy’s unification

Official website

On Wikipedia

(Fotograph by Michele Beatrice, from flickr.)

March 11, 2011

Marcello Fois and Gigliola Sulis

The Engagement/Function/Role of the Intellectual in Contemporary Italian Society, a dialogue between the writer Professor MarcelloFois and the academic Dr Gigliola Sulis of Leeds University, will take place on Wednesday 23 March at 5pm in the Neill / Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub. All welcome. Glass of wine to follow.

March 11, 2011

Roberto Benigni legge Dante

Amor, ch’a null’amato amar perdona,
mi prese del costui piacer sì forte,
che, come vedi, ancor non m’abbandona.
(Inferno V, 103-105)

A screening of Inferno V read by Roberto Benigni will take place on Wednesday 16 March at 7pm in the Davis Theatre, Arts Building.

In his journey through Hell, Dante meets the tragic lovers Paolo and Francesca. Francesca had been engaged to the deformed Giancotto Malatesta but fell in love with his younger brother Paolo as they read together the story of Lancelot and Guinevere’s romance. Giancotto surprised them one day and stabbed them both to death and the pair were condemned to exist in a whirlwind in the second circle of hell.

March 11, 2011

Postgraduate Talks in the Italian Department

The Italian Department will host a Postgraduate Research Seminar on Wednesday 16 March from 3 to 5 pm in Room 3126, the Arts Building. The programme includes the following three talks:

  • Reasoning and rhetoric in the Italian women’s suffrage movement: patterns from the ‘Unione Femminile’ survey (1903-1905), by Emer Delaney.
  • Between life and death: liminal figures in Emma Dante’s ‘Vita mia’, by Brenda Donohue.
  • Some notes on translating ‘Voss’, by Giulia Zuodar.

All are welcome to attend the seminar and the wine reception to follow.

March 5, 2011

Women’s Week Film Night – 7 March

As part of Women’s Week at Trinity, Monday 7th March at 7pm in the Joly Theatre in the Hamilton Building, the Italian Society will show ‘Vogliamo anche le rose’ (2007). Directed by Alina Marazzi, the film follows three women through their life experiences in the Italy of the 1960s and 70s.

The film looks again at recent events from a female point of view, through the first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women. Rather than focus on the alleged objectivity of facts, the film gives space to a chorus of voices that narrate those events in first person, visually supported by archival footage of the period, drawn from the most varied sources – institutional, public, militant and private.
Anita, Teresa and Valentina come from different Italian regions and different social backgrounds, but share the same feelings: they no longer feel part of a society based on the patriarchal family, on the power of “husbands” and on the supremacy of males, which requires them to be efficient mothers, obedient wives and virtuous daughters.

Alina Marazzi, born in 1964, lives and works in Milano, Italy.

A documentary film director. Has worked as assistant director for feature films and video art projects. Her critically acclaimed Un’ora sola ti vorrei won best Italian documentary at the 2002 Torino Film Festival, and received special mentions by the jury at the 2002 Locarno Film Festival and at the international It’s All True Festival in São Paulo in 2003.


Vogliamo anche le rose

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