Edinburgh workshop programme

Workshop Four: The Stereotype Abroad: Mammismo in the Italian Diaspora

followed by

Public Event: Maw or Mamma? Mothers and Motherhood in the Italian-Scottish community

 

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Saturday 17 May 2014

 

MORNING ACADEMIC WORKSHOP 

9.00am -1.00pm

 

Session 1: Chair Penny Morris (University of Glasgow)

Perry Willson/Penny Morris introductory remarks

Maddalena Tirabassi (Centro Altreitalie, Turin) ‘The good mammas in Italian migrant families in the USA and Canada’

Susanna Garroni (Università di RomaTre) Paper title tbc

Silvia Barocci (Università di Urbino), ‘Stirring the tomato soup with the wooden spoon: portraits of a mom in Tina De Rosa’s Paperfish

 

Break

 

Session 2: Chair Perry Willson (University of Dundee) 

Francesco Ricatti (University of the Sunshine Coast), ‘Voices of Italian women in Australia’

Adalgisa Giorgio (University of Bath) ‘Italian parenting and motherhood in New Zealand’

 

There are a small number of places available for persons wishing to attend the morning workshop and to participate in the debate but without presenting a paper. There is no fee for the workshop but numbers are limited.

To book a place at the morning workshop, please send a short c.v. to Emily Ryder, La Mamma Project Administrator. Her email address is lamammaitaliana@gmail.com.

Small bursaries may be available to fund the travel and subsistence expenses for UK postgraduate students. If you wish to apply for a bursary please contact Emily Ryder.

 

 

Lunch

 

AFTERNOON PUBLIC EVENT

2pm – 5pm

Maw or Mamma? Mothers and Motherhood in the Italian-Scottish community

 

Speakers will include Mary Contini (of Valvona & Crolla and author of Dear Francesca: An Italian Journey of Recipes Recounted with Love and Dear Olivia: An Italian Journey of Love and Courage), Prof Margaret Rose (Milan State University), Laura Pasetti (Piccolo Teatro, Milan) and members of the Italian Scottish Community.

 

The full programme for this event will appear shortly

 

OPEN TO ALL

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Call for Papers – University of Dundee Workshop

Friday 4 May 2012:  University of Dundee Workshop One

This workshop will be devoted to interdisciplinary debate on both the lived experience and representations of motherhood in Italy in the period between 1861 and 1945. All papers will be short to ensure plenty of time for discussion. We welcome paper proposals from all pertinent humanities or social science disciplines (including history, gender studies, Italian studies, art history, sociology, literary studies, psychology, anthropology and film studies).

Papers are particularly welcome in the following areas (although other areas will be also given due consideration)

  • masculinity (particularly the mother-son relationship)
  • religion and the Church
  • discourses of maternity in film and the visual arts.

Speakers will include Prof Marina d’Amelia (La Sapienza), Dr Ursula Fanning (UCD), Dr Kate Mitchell (University of Strathclyde), Prof Marjan Schwegman (Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies), Prof Perry Willson (University of Dundee) and Prof Sharon Wood (University of Leicester). Also present as part of the core advisory group: Prof Chiara Saraceno and Dr Lesley Caldwell.

A limited number of additional places are available for those who would like to present a short paper (15 minutes) at this workshop.

Some further places are available for persons wishing to attend the workshop and participate in the debate but without presenting a paper.

There is no fee for the workshop but numbers are limited. Those wishing to present a paper should send an abstract and the title of the paper plus a short c.v. to: Emily Ryder, La Mamma Project Administrator (lamammaitaliana@gmail.com) by 8 March 2012.Those whose papers are not accepted (numbers are limited) may be accepted to attend the workshop without presenting. A bursary is available to fund the travel and subsistence expenses (up to a maximum of £250) for one postgraduate student. The student must be enrolled in a UK university. If you wish to apply for the bursary please contact Emily Ryder.

If you wish to attend only to participate in the debate, but prefer not to present a paper, please send a short c.v. to Emily Ryder, La Mamma Project Administrator (lamammaitaliana@gmail.com), by 8 March 2012.

This is the first of four workshops. Calls for papers for subsequent workshops will be available in due course.