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Fellini Forever | 10.20.2020



Fellini Forever | 10.20.2020

The Italian Cultural Institute in cooperation with the Consulate Generalof Italy in Houston, University of Houston, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA celebrates the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini and the 20th Week of Italian Language in the World with a panel discussion. Professor Alessandro Carrera (University of Houston) will present "Fellini's Deep Time: Archaeology and Modernity in Fellini Satyricon and Roma", an exploration of the accumulation of layers and layers of history religion and mythology in Fellini’s Rome trilogy (La dolce vita, Fellini Satyricon, Roma). Professor Áine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount University) will present 'Fellini’s Projections of the Feminine” examining a range of female figures across the scope of Fellini’s work. Moderated by Professor Thomas Harrison (UCLA).



Alessandro Carrera is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Italian Studies and World Cultures and Literatures at the University of Houston, TX and has published extensively on Italian and comparative literature, continental philosophy, classical and popular music, and contemporary art. He has written on Rossellini and is the author of Fellini's Eternal Rome: Paganism and Christianity in Federico Fellini's Films (Bloomsbury, 2019; Flaiano Prize for Italian Studies). Carrera has translated into Italian all the songs and prose of Bob Dylan, four novels of Graham Greene, and is currently working on the Italian edition of Andy Warhol’s writings.

Áine O’Healy is Professor of Italian at Loyola Marymount University, where she coordinates the Italian program, directs the LMU Summer in Rome program, and currently chairs the Department of Classics and Archaeology. Over the past three decades, she has published widely in Italian screen studies; her most recent book is Migrant Anxieties: Italian Cinema in a Transnational Frame (Indiana University Press, 2019). She has also published on transnational filmmaking, Irish cinema, feminist studies, and pedagogies of cinema, and she has served as co-editor of Palgrave’s Global Cinema book series since its inception in 2010.


Thomas Harrison is a professor in the UCLA Department of Italian, where he teaches Italian film at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as modern and contemporary culture and literature. Author of the forthcoming Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account with the University of Chicago Press (2021), he has also written a number of books and essays on poetry, the novel, philosophy, cultural aesthetics and the comparative arts.




Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : IIC Los Angeles

In collaboration with : The Consulate General in Houston, University of Houston, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA

Entrance : Free