Framing Souths – Programme

Framing Souths

Literatures and Languages, Cinema and Photography, 
Phototext and New Media

University of Torino
24-26 May 2023


    DAY 1 (May 24, 2023)    
DAY 2 (May 25, 2023)      DAY 3 (May 26, 2023)

 R1    Room 1 / Auditorium        R2    Room 2 / Sala lauree       

 R1   8:30 – 9:00    Registration 

 R1    9:00 – 11:00   PLENARY SESSION
9:00 – 9:20     Greetings from the Authorities
Giulia Carluccio (Vice Rector, Univ. of Torino)
Matteo Milani (Head of Dept., Univ. of Torino)

 R1    PANEL 1    
 Starting from the South: relations, migrations and sympoiesis 
Chair  Maria Cristina Caimotto (Univ. of Torino)
 1A   9:20 – 9:50
Keynote speaker  Serenella Iovino (Univ. of North Carolina)
South of the human. Animal life, the Anthropocene and Calvino’s gorilla
 1B   9:50 – 10:10
Carmen Concilio (Univ. of Torino)
Oceanic agency and South to North multispecies co-migrations. On the wake of Carson and Haraway
 1C   10:10 – 10:30
Miriam Begliuomini (Univ. Jean Moulin – Lyon 3)
(De)Costructing alterity: the Mediterranean in French and Francophone graphic novel
 Q/A   10:30 – 11:00

 11:00 – 11:30Coffee break

  11:30 – 13:00PARALLEL SESSION

 R1    PANEL 2  
 Representing the South: landscapes, sceneries and simulacra 
Chair  Alberto Baracco (Univ. of Basilicata)
 2A   11:30 – 11:50
Manuela Gieri (Univ. of Basilicata)
Nature as simulacrum: urban landscapes in contemporary Italian cinema
 2B   11:50 – 12:10
Simona Arillotta (IUAV Univ. of Venezia)
A cinema of cement. For a re-reading of Calabrian landscape
 2C   12:10 – 12:30
Pietro Ammaturo (Univ. of Basilicata)
Passages to (landscapes of) the South: (extra)urban and social environmental scenarios in Matteo Garrone’s cinema
 Q/A   12:30 – 13:00

 R2    PANEL 3  
 Reimagining the South: stories, tales and narratives 
Chair  Carmen Concilio (Univ. of Torino)
 3A   11:30 – 11:50
Annie Gagiano (Stellenbosch Univ.)
Ruthlessness; greed; vanity: an old southern African tale of enduring relevance
 3B   11:50 – 12:10
Pietro Deandrea (Univ. of Torino)
Nonhuman, non-living: developments in African magic landscape realism
 3C   12:10 – 12:30
Angelo Monaco (Univ. of Bari)
Fluid transcorporeal entanglements in contemporary fictions from the South of the world
 Q/A   12:30 – 13:00

 13:00 – 15:00Break

  15:00 – 16:30PARALLEL SESSION

 R1    PANEL 4  
 Expressing the South: languages, styles and statements 
Chair  Daniela Fargione (Univ. of Torino)
 4A   15:00 – 15:20
Annarita Taronna (Univ. of Bari), Dora Renna (Univ. of Ferrara)
‘Humanising’ the English language: sustaining the Global South through teaching
 4B   15:20 – 15:40
Giulia A. Disanto (Univ. of Salento)
Meridian tree imaginary: from Goethean phenomenology to Joseph Beuys
 4C   15:40 – 16:00
Arianna Del Gaudio (Univ. of Napoli)
From climate action to climate justice: the case of COP27 statements by political leaders from the Global South
 Q/A   16:00 – 16:30

 R2    PANEL 5  
 Photographing the South: images, imaginaries and agency 
Chair  Chiara Simonigh (Univ. of Torino)
 5A   15:00 – 15:20
Alberto Baracco (Univ. of Basilicata)
Cartier-Bresson’s Lucania. Photography, eco-agency and visual ecocriticism
 5B   15:20 – 15:40
Douglas Ponton (Univ. of Catania)
Tourism and nature photography in Sicily. The ecological imaginary
 5C   15:40 – 16:00
Lavinia Torti (Univ. of Bologna)
“Present fossils”. The photo-textual story of nostos in Sicily, from Elio Vittorini to Giorgio Vasta
 Q/A   16:00 – 16:30

 16:30 – 17:00Coffee break

  17:00 – 18:30PARALLEL SESSION

 R1    PANEL 6  
 Sharing the South: networks, websites and social media 
Chair  Elisa Bricco (Univ. of Genova)
 6A   17:00 – 17:20
Valentina Domenici (Univ. of Roma Tre), Lorenzo Denicolai (Univ. of Torino)
Green generation and the South: TikTokers, creators and climate change
 6B   17:20 – 17:40
Katherine E. Russo (Univ. of Napoli)
Reframing climate change: a critical social media discourse analysis of indigenous Australian activism
 6C   17:40 – 18:00
Lucia Di Girolamo (Univ. of Campania)
Multidimensional South. Campania between cinema,the web and ecocritical awareness: projects in progress
 Q/A   18:00 – 18:30

 R2    PANEL 7  
 Enclosing the South: islands, isolations and infertility 
Chair  Maria Teresa Imbriani (Univ. of Basilicata)
 7A   17:00 – 17:20
Lorenzo Marchese (Univ. of Palermo)
For or against life? Ecologies of refusal in post-1945 Sicilian narrative (Sciascia, D’Arrigo, Bufalino)
 7B   17:20 – 17:40
Giulia Po DeLisle (Univ. of Massachussets Lowell)
Environmental crisis and reproductive health in Cutrufelli’s L’isola delle madri
 7C   17:40 – 18:00
Francesca Nardi (Univ. of Bologna)
An exposed island: eco-critical reading for a counternarrative of Sardinia
 Q/A   18:00 – 18:30

 R1   18:30 – 19:30Conference concert (poster)

DAY 2 (May 25, 2023)      DAY 3 (May 26, 2023)