Edinburgh Programme

ACADEMIC WORKSHOP: The Stereotype Abroad: Mammismo in the Italian Diaspora                                                                           9.00am -1.00pm

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(Image courtesy of Gavin Maitland)

 

Penny Morris and Perry Willson (project leaders AHRC network), introductory remarks

Session 1: Chair Penny Morris (University of Glasgow)

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

Susanna Garroni (Università di RomaTre) The “nonna”, the “mom”: what’s in a word? Italian and Italian American mothers in the United States at the turn of last century.

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’

 

Lunch

 

PUBLIC EVENT: Maw or Mamma? Mothers and Motherhood in the Italian-Scottish community                                                                                  2.00pm-5.30pm

Event co-ordinated by Carlo Pirozzi (Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews)

 

Penny Morris and Perry Willson introductory remarks

Mary Contini (director Valvona & Crolla), ‘Serve the Boys First’

Mary Contini is a well-known writer and broadcaster. Her books include Dear Francesca: An Italian Journey of Recipes Recounted with Love and Dear Olivia: An Italian Journey of Love and Courage

Margaret Rose (Milan State University), ‘Representation of Italian mothers and motherhood in some Italian Scottish Plays’

Margaret Rose teaches British Theatre Studies at the University of Milan.

 

Break

 

Maw or Mamma?: members of the Italian-Scottish community talk about their experiences of mothers and motherhood.

Gavin Maitland, Postgraduate student (University of Glasgow) describes his research project on the photographs of his Italian-Scottish family.

Laura Pasetti (Piccolo Teatro, Milan), ‘Cuore di Mamma: Portrait of a Mother’

Laura Pasetti is an actress, drama teacher and theatre director.

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The ambiguity of motherly love

 

 

There will be a screening of Alina Marazzi’s film about postnatal depression, Tutto parla di te on May 14th at the University of Glasgow, followed by a roundtable discussion with practitioners.

The screening is organised in collaboration with our project and all are welcome.

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

Migrant mothers

This project might be of interest; it is called ‘Migrant mothers caring for the future’ and investigates what shapes migrant mothers’ cultural and caring work in enabling their children to occupy a place as future citizens.

There is a call for papers link at the bottom of the webpage for a seminar that they are holding in September this year.

http://www.open.ac.uk/ccig/research/projects/migrant-mothers-caring-for-the-future